Relation between the severity of Sigatoka disease and banana quality characterized by pomological traits and fruit green life

Castelan Florence P., Abadie Catherine, Hubert Olivier, Chilin-Charles Yolande, De Lapeyre de Bellaire Luc, Chillet Marc. 2013. Relation between the severity of Sigatoka disease and banana quality characterized by pomological traits and fruit green life. Crop Protection, 50 : pp. 61-65.

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Abstract : Banana fruit are typically harvested at a green preclimacteric stage prior to sale. The green life (GL), which is defined as the number of days between harvesting and initiation of the natural ripening process, is important for harvesting, shipping and marketing. Sigatoka disease (SD) has previously been shown to influence the postharvest quality of banana fruit. The present study was conducted to determine (1) whether there is a relationship between the level of SD severity and the banana quality as characterized by several pomological traits and fruit green life, and (2) whether there is a level of SD severity that is acceptable for fruit exporting. In an experiment conducted with fruit harvested at a constant physiological age, our results showed that the disease decreases fruit GL. Based on the relationship established between SD severity and GL, it is possible to define an acceptable disease level threshold corresponding to a specified GL. Additionally, we found that high SD infections caused a reduction in fruit weight but did not affect fruit size. Possible explanations are discussed. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Banane, Musa acuminata, Mycosphaerella musicola, Qualité, Cercosporiose, Mûrissage

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Guadeloupe

Mots-clés complémentaires : Maladie de Sigatoka

Classification Agris : H20 - Plant diseases
J11 - Handling, transport, storage and protection of plant products
E70 - Trade, marketing and distribution

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 1 (2005-2013) - Intensification écologique

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Castelan Florence P., Universidade de São Paulo (BRA)
  • Abadie Catherine, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR BGPI (GLP)
  • Hubert Olivier, CIRAD-PERSYST-UMR Qualisud (GLP)
  • Chilin-Charles Yolande, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR BGPI (GLP)
  • De Lapeyre de Bellaire Luc, CIRAD-PERSYST-UPR Systèmes de culture bananes et ananas (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0003-1243-0887
  • Chillet Marc, CIRAD-PERSYST-UMR Qualisud (REU)

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