Black rot is caused by the fungus Diplodia seriata (syn Botryosphaeria obtusa) and it could infect a wide variety of fruits. Control of black rot is achieved by minimizing mechanical injury to the fruit coupled with appropriate fungicides. Natasan™ has also shown similar effects for fungus F.Semitectum.
Dipping pineapple with 0.4g/kg of Natasan™ for 10 seconds within 5 hours after harvest and stored at 7°C can minimize black rotting to maintain good fruit quality during 15 weeks of storage.
20 mg/L of Natasan™ treated Hami Melons showed no growth increase for 6mm inoculum diameter of challenge tested A.Alternata fungal spots at 30°C for 96 hours as compared to control with a growth increase of 69mm colony diameter.
The following examples are for the purpose of reference, the application range of Handary products may have wider possibilities*