Diseases of Minor Tropical and Sub-tropical Fruits and their Management



In the present chapter diseases of aonla, bael, ber, custard apple, fig jackfruit, jamun, karonda, litchi, loquat, mulberry, passion fruit, phalsa, pineapple, pomegranate, and sapota have been furnished. These fruits are considered of minor importance in tropical and subtropical area because of their overall popularity, restricted area and awareness regarding their nutritive value. As such not much information has been available to readers on disease scenario and their management. Therefore, various diseases affecting them globally have been furnished in this chapter. In most of the cases anthrocnose, dieback, leaf spots, blight and fruit rots are quite common. While many diseases originate in the orchards, fruit rots may inititates from the field and may express in storage also in view of incipient infection. In other cases fruit rots may appear in storage due to lack of proper handling and storage. The amount of losses caused by fruit diseases is tremendous and has not yet been documented properly. The diseases can be controlled by taking integrated approach which involves right selection of variety, adoption of proper cultural practices, timely application of fungicides etc. Many post harvest disease which emanates from field can also be taken care of by pre-harvest spray of suitable fungicides. However post harvest fungicidal dip has to taken care to help health hazard. Detail methods of protection have been furnished in each crop.


Powdery Mildew Cucumber Mosaic Virus Leaf Spot Passion Fruit Bordeaux Mixture 
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