Preliminary Evaluation of Pomegranate Peel Extracts for the Control of Postharvest Brown and Sour Rots of Nectarines
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Cita bibliográficaTaberner, V., Pérez-Gago, M. B. & Palou, L. (2023). Preliminary evaluation of pomegranate peel extracts for the control of postharvest brown and sour rots of nectarines. RETASTE: Rethink Food Resources, Losses, and Waste Third International Conference, RETASTE-HAR-502-Poster
Significant economic losses of nectarines and other stone fruits are caused worldwide by postharvest brown and sour rots, caused respectively by the fungi Monilinia spp. and Geotrichum candidum. Synthetic chemical fungicides, such as fludioxonil and pyrimethanil, are currently applied after harvest to control these diseases. However, due to potential harmful effects of chemical residues to human health and the environment, alternative nonpolluting control strategies are needed. The obtention and evaluation of natural antifungal compounds from plant sources is an increasing strategy to reduce pesticide usage. The consumption of pomegranates (Punica granatum L.) has arisen once their antioxidant and nutraceutical activities and consequent human health benefits have been repeatedly demonstrated.