Submitted to: Stewart Postharvest Review
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/15/2008
Publication Date: 4/1/2008
Citation: Palou, L., Smilanick, J.L., Droby, S. 2008. Alternatives to conventional fungicides for the control of citrus postharvest green and blue molds. Stewart Postharvest Review, 2:2. doi: 10.2212/spr.2008.2.2
Interpretive Summary: Citrus fruit rot after harvest, usually by the action of fungal pathogens. To stop these losses, fungicides are typically used, but alternatives to the fungicides have been developed and this review contains information on this subject from many sources. This report contributes to the development of practical technologies to reduce postharvest fruit losses without the use of synthetic fungicides.
Technical Abstract: Literature review for electronic review journal “Stewart Postharvest Review” on the subject of alternatives to the fungicides for postharvest use on citrus fruit. This review contributes to the development of practical technologies to reduce postharvest fruit losses without the use of synthetic fungicides. Subjects reviewed include physical treatments, GRAS food additives, natural compounds, antifungal peptides, biological control, and pathogen-resistant cultivars.