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|Authors:||Tarkase, Babasaheb Gangadhar|
|Title:||STUDIES TO PROLONG SHELF-LIFE OF SWEET ORANGE ( Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck) Cv. MOSAMBI FRUITS|
|Publisher:||MAHATMA PHULE AGRICULTURAL UNlVERSlTY, RAHURI, (Dist -Ahmednagar) MAHARASHTRA STATE, INDIA|
|Abstract:||This investigation was carried out to standardise pre-storage treatments for sweet orange fruits. The experiment. was conducted with four packaging treatments viz., no polyethylene, and polyethylene with 0.0, 0.3 and 0.45% vents and ten chemical treatments viz., control, 2,4-D 500ppm GA 10 ppm, bavistin 0.1%, wax emulsion 9%, wax emulsion 9% + bavistin 0.1%, wax emulsion 9% + bavistin 0.1%, wax emulsion 9% + bavistin 0.1% + 2,4-D 500 ppm, wax emulsion 9% + 2,4-D 500 ppm, wax emulsion + bavistin 0.1% + GA 10 ppm, wax emulsion 9% + GA 10 ppm with two replications in factorial G.R.D. It was observed that polyethylene bags, bavistin, wax and 2,4-D were essential pre-storage treatments. When fungicide was not used perforations of polyethylene bags were necessary; however, the use of fungicide to check rotting . and unperforated bags to check weight loss was essential for prolonged storage. 2,4-D was better than GA. Bavistin and, 2,4-D, can be effectively used through wax. Waxing gave • glossiness to the fruits and controlled physiological and rotting losses. The treatment 'wax_9j£ + bavistin—0,1% + 2,4-D 500 ppm', with unperforated polyethylene bags was the best combination in which the fruits could be Stored up to 101 days without rotting and with 21.9% total loss as against untreated fruits kept open which had marketable life of only 17 days.|
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