|Author: ||D. Prusky|
Pre-harvest and post-harvest diseases are some of the main factors affecting mango production all over the world.
The most dangerous diseases are: mango malformation, bacterial canker, mildew, anthracnose, stem end rot and Alternaria rot.
Benzimidazole fungicides (benomyl and carbendazim) and sterol inhibitors (imazalil and prochloraz) have given excellent control of anthracnose and stem end rot.
The intensive use of fungicides has resulted in a serious problem of resistance against commercial fungicides.
Benomyl-resistant biotypes of Colletotrichum and Diplodia cannot be controlled by post-harvest treatment with this fungicide.
Fruit susceptibility to post-harvest diseases during storage is related to the decrease in concentration of the preformed antifungal 5-substituted resorcinols present in the peel of mango fruit.
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