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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 521-526
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.067


Probiotics as Biocontrol Agent in Post Harvest Disease Management
Polepongu Srilatha1 and S.G. Borkar2*
Department of Plant Pathology and Agriculture microbiology, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Use of probiotics for the control of post-harvest diseases has opened new avenue in the management of post-harvest plant pathogens and organic farming. Such probiotics has never been used in the crop production or crop protection programme in Agriculture. The post-harvest pathogens particularly Rhizopus, Aspergillus, Penicillium and Alternaria can be checked as a post-harvest pathogen by sprays of probiotics under natural field conditions when the load of inoculums of these post-harvest pathogens is less in fruits. Application of probiotic as pre-harvest field spray helps to manage the post-harvest disease. The pre-harvest field application of commercial probiotics Sporocheck and MPKV probiotics has beneficial effect for management of post-harvest pathogens Aspergillus. Commercial Probiotics Darolac and Sacro were not effective in the control of Aspergillus infection. For the control of Rhizopus pathogen MPKV probiotics was effective as compared to commercial probiotics. similarly commercial probiotics Darolac, Sporocheck and MPKV probiotics was effective to inhibit/control the growth of post-harvest pathogens Penicillium and Alternaria on the harvested fruits (having natural load of pathogen inoculum) the efficacy of probiotics against post-harvest pathogens, indicated that probiotics can be used in the management of post harvest disease and there can form an integral part of organic farming system.


Keywords: Probiotics, Post harvest Pathogens, Disease management
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Polepongu Srilatha and Borkar, S.G. 2017. Probiotics as Biocontrol Agent in Post Harvest Disease Management.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 521-526. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.067