EFFECTS OF POST-HARVEST TREATMENT ON THE PREVENTION OF DASHEEN CORM ROT

Dasheen (Colocasia esculenta var. esculenta) has a great potential as an export commodity in the East Caribbean. The major constraint was found to be dasheen corm rot. Fungicides treatments at different intervals after harvest, and residue levels, were investigated. Low levels of metalaxyl and benomyl prolonged storage of dasheen corms up to four weeks with acceptably low residue levels. The most effective fungicidal dip was On clean undamaged corms treated within six hours after harvest.


Issue Date:
Aug 25 1986
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Language:
English
Total Pages:
7




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