364 pages, Col plates
The book deals with the diseases of important fruit crops of the country. Chapters deal with epidemiology and management of mango malformation, guava wilt, powdery mildew of grapes. The novel approaches to control such post harvest spoilage is described. Chapter on risk analysis of plant and plant product is added. Biological control of crown gall of stone fruits is described. Crown galls are major constrains in raising quality nursery plant in stone fruits. The fungi present in fruit and vegetable markets are also described and close correlation has been observed with fruit rot of cherry. The book will be useful for students, and all those interested with fruit cultivation. It will trigger further researches on the physiology of the storage and control of fruits during transit and marketing, especially on those areas identified by the contributors. The search for natural and safe chemical compounds and the variety of alternative physical and biological control methods will ensure better fruit supply in different markets.
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