Identification and control mycopathogens associated with storage of five horticultural produce in evaporative coolant-vegetable basket
Iwuagwu, C. C., Mbah, B. N. and Nwogboga, A.C
Five freshly harvested horticultural produce: two fruit vegetable-tomato and okra and three leafy vegetables- Celosia, Amaranthus and Telfairia were stored in the vegetable basket –an evaporative coolant system. Disease incidence .frequency and severity were scored after the storage of each produce. Spoilage micro-organisms were isolated and identified. Fungicides: Benlate, Thiram and one botanic leaf powder-Peperomia pellucida plant were used for control of pathogens. In tomato: Fusarium moniliforme and Rhizopusspp were isolated. Fusarium moniliforme was isolated from okra fruits;Aspergillus niger, Fusarium moniliforme and Cladosporium fulvum were isolated from Celosia leaves while Fusarium moniliforme and bacterium spp were isolated from Amaranthus leaves. In Telfairia spp: Helminthosporium spp was isolated. The fungicides showed no significant effect in controlling the disease spread in the test materials.
Iwuagwu, C. C., Mbah, B. N. and Nwogboga, A.C. Identification and control mycopathogens associated with storage of five horticultural produce in evaporative coolant-vegetable basket. European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience, Volume 2, Issue 2, 2014, Pages 24-27