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POST HARVEST FUNGAL SPOILAGE IN SWEET ORANGE (CITRUS SINENSIS) AND ACID LIME (CITRUS AURENTIFOLIA SWINGLA) AT DIFFERENT STAGES OF MARKETING

V. Bali Reddy, G. Bindu Madhavi, V. Chenga Reddy, K. Gurava Reddy, M. Chandrasekhar Reddy
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1Regional Agricultural Research Station (ANGRAU), Lam, Guntur-522 034, India
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Cite article:- Reddy Bali V., Madhavi Bindu G., Reddy Chenga V., Reddy Gurava K., Reddy Chandrasekhar M. (2023). POST HARVEST FUNGAL SPOILAGE IN SWEET ORANGE (CITRUS SINENSIS) AND ACID LIME (CITRUS AURENTIFOLIA SWINGLA) AT DIFFERENT STAGES OF MARKETING. Agricultural Science Digest. 28(4): 265 - 267. doi: .
A systematic survey was conducted during the year 2005–06 to estimate the losses caused by post harvest fungal diseases in sweet orange and acid lime at field, wholesale, retails and consumer levels. The extent of loss due to the post harvest fungal spoilage was varied at different stages of marketing. The post harvest fungal spoilage was mostly due to green mold (Pencillium digitatum), black mold (Aspergillus niger) and sour rot (Geotrichum candidum) while the other diseases were only to limited extent. Generally the fungal spoilage was more in sweet orange compared to acid lime. The extent of damage was high at retail level which is 43.8% in sweet orange and 36.8% in acid lime respectively.
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