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Abstract

Control of mango fruit decay with post harvest application of various chemicals against black rot, stem end rot and anthracnose disease.

Abstract

In Uttar Pradesh, India, the post-harvest application of various chemicals against black rot, stem end rot and anthracnose of mango was studied to control fruit decay. Black rot, stem end rot and anthracnose are caused by the fungi Aspergillus niger, Botryodiplodia theobromae and Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, respectively. Several control measures were tested including fungicide treatments (viz. benomyl, thiabendazole, carbendazim and sodium chlorate), hot water treatments and the application of mustard oil. The efficacy of some combined treatments showing an outstanding performance in controlling the fungal diseases is discussed. KEYWORDS: TROPAG | Mangifera indica | Post Harvest Operations | mango | storage diseases | disease control | fungicides | natural pesticides | mustard oil | hot water treatment | India | Uttar Pradesh.