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Field management of avocado postharvest diseases

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Willingham, S. L., Pegg, K. G., Coates, L. M., Cooke, A. W., Dean, J. R., Langdon, P. W. B. and Beasley, D. R. (2001) Field management of avocado postharvest diseases. Acta Horticulturae, 553 . pp. 435-438.

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Article Link: https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2001.553.101


Strobilurin fungicides were found to be effective in controlling postharvest diseases of 'Hass' avocado. O® the three strobilurin formulations tested in the field on 'Hass', the Amistar® and Flint® fungicides were found to be superior to the Stroby ® formulation. The incidence of anthracnose was significantly reduced by 66% or 74% when Amistar® or Flint® was applied as a foliar spray. Rootstock studies conducted on 'Hass' found rootstock race had a significant impact on postharvest anthracnose susceptibility. This is the first record of such an effect for avocado. The incidence of anthracnose was on average 34-35% significantly lower for 'Hass' grafted on the Guatemalan 'Velvick' rootstock as compared with the Mexican 'Duke 6' rootstock.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:Dienes Rootstocks Strobilurins
Subjects:Plant culture > Harvesting, curing, storage
Plant culture > Food crops
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture
Plant pests and diseases
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