Hay, F and Mudford, R and Palmer, C, Consolidating the Asian vegetable industry, building on past achievements and action for the future, ARAC Research and Extension Day Handbook, Ulverston, Tasmania, pp. 29-29. (2000) [Conference Extract]
Background: This is a national project run from Central Queensland University and involving researchers from several organisations including Queensland DPI, NTDPIF, NSW Ag, Ag Victoria, TIAR. Agriculture W A and several private companies.
Objectives: TThe objective of the project is to aid in the development of new or existing production of Asian vegetables in Australia. ln Tasmania, the project is concentrating on reducing the fungal storage rots of Japanese Squash (Kabocha). Approximately 1000 t ofKabocha is exported to Japan from Tasmania each year.
Work undertaken to date: Several treatments have been investigated over the last three seasons in an attempt to reduce fungal storage rots. Most work has concentrated on fumigation with acetic acid. In some experiments where fruit were artificially wounded, acetic acid fumigation was effective at reducing storage rots. However in subsequent experiments in unwounded fruit, fumigation was unable to reduce storage rots. One of the main causes of storage rots is the fungus Fusarium culmorum, which often occurs around the stalk or button end of the fruit. It is thought that this fungus may reside internally within the fruit tissue at these points, where it is unable to be killed by the fumigant.
|Item Type:||Conference Extract|
|Research Division:||Biological Sciences|
|Research Group:||Plant Biology|
|Research Field:||Plant Pathology|
|Objective Division:||Plant Production and Plant Primary Products|
|Objective Group:||Horticultural Crops|
|Objective Field:||Horticultural Crops not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Hay, F (Dr Frank Hay)|
|UTAS Author:||Mudford, R (Mr Robert Mudford)|
|UTAS Author:||Palmer, C (Mr Craig Palmer)|
|Deposited By:||Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture|
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