Fruit Diseases Articles

  • Significance to human health of carbamazepine detected in fruits and vegetables irrigated with recycled water

    The relevance and significance of the findings of chemicals of emerging concern at nanogram concentrations in recycled water is critically important for the consumers of these crops. The relevance and significance of these chemicals at these concentrations is placed in perspective in terms of the number of years of consumption necessary to accrue one acceptable daily intake every day, over a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ethylene removal reduces putrefaction in mandarin oranges

    Ehylene removal with Bi-On ( potasium permanganate) reduces putrefaction in mandarin. Citrus fruits are susceptible to various diseases related to air quality that reduce their postharvest life. As they are not climacteric fruits, exposure to ethylene does not stimulate ripening, but instead speeds up the senescence of the fruit. Senescence causes a series of changes and deterioration ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Farm Practices to Preserve Fruit Quality After Harvesting

    The success of a farmer’s effort in crop production depends largely on the final phase of production, which is often followed by post-harvest losses that can reach up to 50%. Reducing this waste could improve global food production, and increase overall farmer’s profit. Activities that are carried out just before harvesting may have a major influence on final production. Post-harvest ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Effect of ethylene on fruits and vegetables rotting

    In the latest edition of Bioconservacion's Partner Meeting with all its partners from the post-harvest sector, we had the good fortune to have Professor Emeritus Ron Wills from the University of Newcastle in Australia. Dr Wills, with over 50 years experience researching agronomy, agriculture and post-harvest techniques is undoubtedly a leader in the sector and one of the great experts on ethylene ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Can superfoods boost the planet’s health, too?

    As demand for African and Asian tree-based superfoods grows, researchers and entrepreneurs eye ways to maximize benefits for the environment. It can seem like new health food fads pop up every week — fads that often fade as quickly as they appear. Two gaining steam lately, though, may be worth a longer look: baobab and moringa. Traditional fare in parts of Africa (and for moringa, ...


    By Ensia

  • CPB Filter against fungi infections in Pineapples

    Pineapples are susceptible to different diseases linked to air quality. The main problems include the growth of fungi on the crown, changes in the exterior colour from green to brown and sometimes considerable translucence inside the pineapple. As the pineapple is a non-climacteric fruit, ethylene does not accelerate its ripening, but it does speed up its senescence. Senescence causes a ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Bi-On CPB minimises fungal infections in pineapples

    Pineapples are susceptible to different diseases linked to air quality.   The main problems include the growth of fungi on the crown, changes in the exterior colour from green to brown and sometimes considerable translucence inside the pineapple.   As the pineapple is a non-climacteric fruit, ethylene does not accelerate its ripening, but it does speed up its senescence. ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • USDA Announces $3.8 Million Awarded in Grants for Nano Research

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced on April 27, 2015, that it awarded more than $3.8 million in grants “focused on using nanotechnology to find solutions to societal challenges such as food security, nutrition, food safety, and environmental protection.”  The grants were made through NIFA’s Agriculture and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • AgroMET Pest Forecasts Come To Connecticut - Case Study

    It hurts when codling moths riddle your apples, powdery mildew blasts your grapes, or anthracnose takes over your turf. But it's really nettlesome when growers or groundskeepers mere miles away get off without a snag. Blame it on the weather: on a multitude of variables that we barely notice.  Sophisticated weather stations can pick up on those variables and even predict when and where pests ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • AgroMET Pest forecasts come to Connecticut - Case Study

    It hurts when codling moths riddle your apples, powdery mildew blasts your grapes, or anthracnose takes over your turf. But it's really nettlesome when growers or groundskeepers mere miles away get off without a snag. Blame it on the weather: on a multitude of variables that we barely notice. Sophisticated weather stations can pick up on those variables and even predict when and where pests will ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • Reduction of guava anthracnose (Colletotrichum gloeosporioides) by hot water treatments of fruits from organic or conventional system of production

    Anthracnose [Colletotrichum gloeosporioides (Penz). Sacc.] is one of the most important post–harvest diseases on guava fruits (Psidium guajava L.). The study was conducted to evaluate the hydrothermal effects on disease incidence and on fruit quality [fresh weight loss (FWL), pH, total of soluble solids (TSS), and acidity (Ac)] from conventional and organic system of production. Trials were ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analysis of imidacloprid residues in fruits, vegetables, cereals, fruit juices, and baby foods and daily intake estimation in and around Lucknow, India

    A total of 250 samples—including fruits, fruit juices, and baby foods (50 samples each); vegetables (70 samples); and cereals (30 samples)—were collected from Lucknow, India, and analyzed for the presence of imidacloprid residues. The QuEChERS (quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe) method of extraction coupled with high‐performance liquid chromatographic analysis were carried out, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Differences in dietary consumption patterns and obesity rates between immigrants from the former USSR and a country's native population

    This study compared dietary intake, obesity rates and chronic disease prevalence between former USSR immigrants and the native Israeli population using random sample survey and dietary intake assessment. USSR immigrants had significantly higher BMI (27.6 ± 5.0 vs. 26.5 ± 4.7kg/m², P = 0.002) despite lower energy intake (1547.8 ± status (51% vs. 74%, P ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ushering in new age controls for age old pest problems

    Our gardens are our wonderlands, oases and refuges - green islands in a sea of concrete, brick, and tar. They act as creative outlets where we can unwind and relax. They are also safe havens, where our kids and pets can let loose. But even though our gardens are far removed from the rolling fields, temperate woods and tropical forests of nature, they are also home to some less loved ...


    By green24

  • Metalexyl fungicide induced oxidative stress and apoptosis in mouse thymus: the effect of antox

    Metalaxyl is a benzenoid fungicide used to control soil-borne fungal diseases on fruits, cotton, soybean, peanuts, ornamental and grasses. The present work aims to evaluate the effect of oxidative stress on the induction of apoptosis in thymocytes of mice by metalaxyl. The work extends to study the possible role played by antox in minimising the toxicity of metalaxyl. Thymus of metalexyl-treated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Application of essential oils for postharvest control of stem end rot of mango fruits during storage

    During screening of 14 essential oils against Botryodiplodia theobromae, geranium, mint, palmarosa, and thyme oils were found to exhibit absolute fungitoxic activity. The oils were subsequently standardised through physicochemical and fungitoxic properties. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of geranium, mint, palmarosa and thyme oil was found to be 200, 100, 100 and 50 ppm respectively. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A method to predict weekly strawberry fruit yields from extended season production systems

    In major strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) production areas, fruit are harvested continuously for 4 to 6 mo. During the season, weekly yields vary. To improve weekly forecasts, a yield prediction equation was developed for ‘Strawberry Festival’ using input variables derived from flower counts and temperature data over two seasons in Florida. Weekly yields are dependent on the number, size, and ...

  • Actual and discussible issues of 21st century radiobiology

    In this paper, modern radiobiological issues related to the uncertainties of health effects induced by Low Radiation Exposure (LRE) are considered, particularly the radiation effect on the probability of major somatic consequences, including malignant neoplasms and inherited diseases. The existing models of radiation effects (linear nonthreshold, threshold and hormesis models) are critically ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The asexual pathogen aspergillus fumigatus expresses functional determinants of aspergillus nidulans sexual development

    The major fungal pathogen of humans, Aspergillus fumigatus, lacks a defined sexual cycle, although the presence of genes encoding putative mating type idiomorphs and regulators of Aspergillus sexual development heightens the potential for cryptic sexuality in this deuteromycete. To test the functionality of these genetic determinants, we transferred the alpha box-encoding mat1-1 idiomorph from ...

  • Natural essential oils from lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) to control postharvest anthracnose of mango fruit

    Efficacy of essential oil extracted from lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus Stapf.) on controlling postharvest anthracnose of mango fruit, Nam Dokmai, compared with a fungicide was evaluated before and after inoculation using spore suspension of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides. The experiment was carried out at Rajamangala University of Technology, Suvarnabhumi, Ayudhya Huntra, Thailand, by means of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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