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Mango anthracnose disease: Present status and future research priorities

Akem, C.N. (2006) Mango anthracnose disease: Present status and future research priorities. Plant Pathology Journal, 5 (3). pp. 266-273.

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Abstract

Occurrence and Importance: Anthracnose is presently recognized as the most important field and post-harvest disease of mango worldwide (Ploetz and Prakasli, 1997). It is the major disease limiting fruit production in all countries where mangoes are grown, especially where high humidity prevails during the cropping season. The post-harvest phase is the most damaging and economically significant phase of the disease worldwide. It directly affects the marketable fruit rendering it worthless. This phase is directly linked to the field phase where initial infection usually starts on young twigs and leaves and spreads to the flowers, causing blossom blight and destroying the inflorescences and even preventing fruit set.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Additional Information:© Asian Network for Scientific Information.
Keywords:Mycology; bacteriology; virology; physiological plant pathology; plant-parasite interactions; post-harvest diseases; non-infectious diseases; plant protection.
Subjects:Plant pests and diseases > Individual or types of plants or trees
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture > Culture of individual fruits or types of fruit > Stonefruit
Plant pests and diseases > Plant pathology
Deposited On:21 Oct 2008 04:07
Last Modified:15 Nov 2010 03:56

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