Studies on occurrence of the post-harvest fungi on papaya fruit and eco-friendly management
Gulab M Rathod
In present investigation emphasis has been given on to study the post-harvest fungi associated with the papaya fruit. An eco-friendly approach was followed to control post-harvest fungi. For this purpose leaf extract of some medicinal plants, essential oils, plant gums, fruit rind and Trichoderma viride were used to screen against selected post-harvest fungi. It was found that, leaf extracts of Annona squamosa,Azadirachta indica, Datura strominum, and Vitex nigundo; essential oils of tulsi, mustard, castor, neem, clove and eucalyptus; plant gums of Acacia arabica, Acacia chundra, Boswellia serrata, and Terminalia arjuna and fruit rinds of Manilkara sapota, Magnifera indica. Citrus sinensis, Citrus reticulate, and Punica granatum found to be inhibitory for the post-harvest fungal growth. On the other hand, Trichoderma viride showed antagonistic activity against all the post-harvest fungi except Rhizopus stolonifer.
Gulab M Rathod. Studies on occurrence of the post-harvest fungi on papaya fruit and eco-friendly management. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 154-158