Introduction to major post-harvest diseases of guava

  • Sumia Fatima


Guava fruits are attacked by several fungi, bacteria and other agents causing different types of disease symptoms. The injured guavas get infected by fungal forms during transportation and storage periods. Over 25 to 30 per cent loss of fruits are caused by fungal diseases in transit and storage. The common fungal forms easily penetrate into injured fruits in godown during storage period. The mycoflora isolated from infected fruits of guava collected from fruit store houses was Alternaria, Aspergillus, Colletotrichum, and Curvularia. Fusarium, Monilia, Penicillium, Pestalotia, Phytopthora and Rhizopus as noted in table. Each post harvest fungus causes a particular type of symptoms. Different types of symptoms caused by post harvest fungi observed and noted in table.

Keywords: Guava, post-harvest mycoflora, rot symptoms,


Download data is not yet available.

Author Biography

Sumia Fatima

Pesticides and Plant Protection Research Laboratory, Dr. Rafiq Zakaria College for Women, Aurangabad-431001, (M.S.) India.


1) Batta, Y.A., 2007. Control of postharvest diseases of fruit with an invert emulsion formulation of Trichoderma harzianum Rifai. Postharvest Biology and Technology 43 (1), 143–150.
2) Jadhav R.G., Sumia Fatima. Studies on phyllosphere mycoflora of certain medicinal plants of Nandurbar district. Global Online Electronic International Interdisciplinary Research Journal (GOEIIRJ). Volume – V, Issue – IV, December 2016.
3) Sumia Fatima. Jadhav R.G., Studies on host range of Alternaria alternata isolated from Ocimum santum. Advances in life Science and Human Welfare P.P. 150. 978-93-85426-28-5.
4) Mari, M., Guizzardi, M., 1998. The postharvest phase: emerging technologies for the control of fungal diseases. Phytoparasitica 26, 59–66. Mari, M., Guizzardi, M., Pratella, G.C., 1996.
5) Singh, D., Sharma, R.R., 2007. Postharvest diseases of fruit and vegetables and theirmanagement. In: Prasad, D. (Ed.), Sustainable Pest Management. Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, India.
6) Wilson, C.L., Wisniewski, M.E., Droby, E., Chalutz, E., 1993. A selection strategy for microbial antagonists to control postharvest diseases of fruit and vegetables. Scientia Horticulturae 53, 183–189.
7) Zhu SJ (2006). Non-chemical approaches to decay control in postharvest fruit. In: Noureddine, B., Norio, S. (Eds.), Advances in Postharvest Technologies for Horticultural Crops. Research Signpost, Trivandrum, India, pp. 297–313
738 Views | 341 Downloads
How to Cite
Fatima S. Introduction to major post-harvest diseases of guava. JDDT [Internet]. 30Sep.2019 [cited 7Dec.2021];9(4):591-3. Available from: