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Some effects of pre-storage chemical treatments and age at harvesting on the storability of fresh ginger rhizomes (Zingiber officinale Roscoe)

Okwuowulu, P.A.; Nnodu, E.C.

Tropical Science 28(2): 123-125

1988


Accession: 001687238

Post-harvest applications of benomyl (750 p.p.m. a.i.) and/or gibberellic acid (150 p.p.m.) were assessed in ginger rhizomes, harvested 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 months after planting. The mixture of benomyl and gibberellic acid was most effective in controlling rot, wt loss and sprouting. Gibberellic acid at 150 p.p.m. had no effect on sprouting; but benomyl at 750 p.p.m. a.i. significantly controlled rots.

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