Ecofriendly Management of Mycoflora Associated With Fresh Fruits of Two Varieties of Momordica Charantia L . In Storage
Keywords:Ecofriendly Management, Mycoflora, Fresh, Fruits, Momordica Charantia, Storage
Fresh fruits of two varieties of Momordica Charantia (L.) were collected from five local markets of Dhaka city near the campus of Dhaka University during the tenure of May to December, 2015. After harvesting the vegetables are mostly contaminated with fungi within 3-4 days of short storage. Two chemicals namely, Sodium bicarbonate and Sodium chloride and three edible oils namely mustard oil, palm oil and soybean oil were selected for evaluating their efficacy on the vegetative growth of fungi associated with fresh fruit surface of both the varieties of M. Charantia. The chemical Sodium bicarbonate and edible Mustard oil completely inhibited the vegetative growth of fungi and checked the fungal growth up to nine days of storage.