Tomato

Tomatoes can be affected by fungal diseases., Alternaria rots of tomatoes appear as dark brown to black, smooth, and slightly sunken lesions;  Alt. alternata attacks tomato damaged by mechanical injury, cracking due to excessive moisture during growth, or chilling; Cladosporium rot caused by Cladosporium herbarum and grey mould rot due to Bot. cinerea can both be potentiated by chilling injury. Rot can spread rapidly at higher temperatures, during packing and transport.  Rhizopus rot, Sour rot is caused by Geo. candidum, Soil rot caused by Rhizoctonia solani, Alternaria alternata is a causal agent of blackmold rot of tomato.

 

Chitoly™ AF or Antimix™ CN  could act as an attractive preservative agent for postharvest tomatoes owing to its antifungal activity and its ability to stimulate some defense responses during storage.

 

Table Fungus spoiling tomatoes

Vegetables

Fungus

Spoilage

Tomatoes

Alternaria alternata

Black rot

Botrytis cinerea

Grey mould rot

Cladosporium herbarum

Grey black rot

Geotrichum candidum

Sour rot

Rhizoctonia solani

Soft rot

Rhizopus stolonifer

Watery rot

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