Post-harvest diseases associated with Luffa cylindrica in the fields of Kota district of Rajasthan
Rashmi Varma, Vishnu Kumar, Nupur Sadda
Smooth gourd is multipurpose vine crop extensively grown in Rajasthan and having paramount importance and widely accepted for nutrients. It suffers from a number of diseases. Fruit losses are greater during wet weather especially flowering stage relatively dry weather conditions. Anthracnose, Belly rot, Phytophthora Fruit Rot, Choanephora Fruit Rot and Cottony Leak disease found most severe post-harvest diseases in smooth gourd fruits samples of Kota district of Rajasthan and cause heavy losses to the nutrients of the fruits. Infection spreads in internal tissues of fruits, while cottony fungal growth completely covers the luffa fruits.
Rashmi Varma, Vishnu Kumar, Nupur Sadda. Post-harvest diseases associated with Luffa cylindrica in the fields of Kota district of Rajasthan. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 12, 2015, Pages 470-471