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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : (586) Last page : (592)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2703

Post-Harvest Management of Storage Rot of Ginger in Sirmour Areas of Himachal Pradesh, India

Sushma Sharma1*, Sumitra Phurailatpam1, Sapna Thakur4, Durga Prasad 2 and
Neelam Thakur3
1Department of Plant pathology, Dr Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry,
Nauni, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, 173230
2Department of plant pathology, RHRYS and KVK Sharbo, Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh
3Department of Zoology, Eternal University, Akal college of Basic sciences, Baru Sahib, Sirmour, H.P.
4Department of Biotechnology, Eternal University, Akal college of Agriculture, Baru Sahib, Sirmour, H.P.
*Corresponding author E-mail: sushsharma1987@gmail.com
Received: 18.03.2017  |  Revised: 29.04.2017   |  Accepted: 6.05.2017  


Ginger (Zingiber  officinale (Rosc.) is a perennial root crop that is cultivated in almost all the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The ginger crop suffers massive yield loss due to storage rot caused by Fusarium oxysporum. Per cent mean weight loss of ginger in different market samples due to fungal infection from January to May-2015 recorded and the results indicated that ginger obtained from Nahan market recorded a (27.93%) significantly higher weight loss followed by Shimla market (21.10%) than samples obtained from other markets. Studies on disease incidence, weight loss and chilling injury at different storage temperatures was recorded and results indicated that minimum incidence (20.49 %) was recorded when rhizomes were stored at 150C temperature and the maximum disease incidence (37.03%) was observed when the rhizomes were stored at 40C temperature. In post harvest heat treatment, the results indicate that rhizomes dip treatment at temperature 500C results in minimum disease severity (20.32%) in comparison to control where the maximum disease severity (41.60%) was observed.

Key words: Ginger, Post harvest, Rot, Storage

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Cite this article: Sharma, S., Phurailatpam, S., Thakur, S., Prasad, D. and Thakur, N., Post-Harvest Management of Storage Rot of Ginger in Sirmour Areas of Himachal Pradesh, India , Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(1): 586-592 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2703