Introduction to major post-harvest diseases of guava
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,
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