Journal Of Applied Horticulture ISSN: 0972-1045


Yadav, V K; Singh, H K

Department of Horticulture, N.D. University of Agriculture and Technology, Kumarganj 224229, U.P., India.

Key words: fruits, triadimefon, fungicides, disease control, storage decay, thiophanate methyl, quality, storage life, keeping quality, calcium nitrate, calcium, nitrogen, plant composition, chemical composition, plant diseases, plant pathogens, plant pathogenic fun

Journal of Applied Horticulture, 1999, volume 1, issue 2, pages 118-121.

Abstract: The effects of preharvest sprays of 1% calcium nitrate, 0.1% Topsin-M [thiophanate-methyl], 0.1% Bayleton [triadimefon] and their combinations on the storage quality of fruits of E. officinalis [Phyllanthus emblica] cv. NA-6 were investigated. Treatment with 1% calcium nitrate + 0.1% Topsin-M was the best followed by 1% calcium nitrate + 0.1% Bayleton and 1% calcium nitrate. The lowest weight loss (11.09%) and decay loss (14.43%) were observed in fruits given 2 pre-harvest sprays of 1% calcium nitrate + 0.1% Topsin-M; this treatment prolonged shelf-life to up to 20 days compared with 10 days in the control at ambient temperature. Calcium nitrate-treated fruits had higher concentrations of Ca than control fruits. Treatment with Topsin-M and Bayleton controlled Penicillium oxalicum for 10 days and Aspergillus niger for 20 days and extended shelf life.

Journal of Applied Horticulture