E0608 Antifungal Agent for Bananas

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Objective and Background

The objective of the study was to assist our client in the evaluation of the potential for an antifungal agent in the control of post harvest fungal problems in bananas by replacing or complementing existing control systems.

Specifically, objectives included evaluation of the potential volumes of bananas susceptible to post-harvest mould spoilage, and assessment of the current methods of control and the market potential. Risks from potential alternatives and possible regulatory constraints were also to be considered.

Method

The study was carried out using sources available to CPL including in-house databases and publicly available information (published, internet etc.). Additional information was sought from key contacts within the crop protection and banana growing industries North America, Europe and banana growing regions.

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Table of Contents

Objective
Method
Answers to Specific Questions

    What Percentage of Bananas Produced is Receptive To Moulds?
    Are There Any Moulds That Cause More Problems Than Others?
    How is the mould Problem Dealt with Today, What are the Costs Involved (For Example per Ton of Bananas) And What Are The Advantages / Disadvantages of the Methods Currently Used?
    What Demands Should a Dipping / Coating Meet in Terms of Integration in the Process (During or After Harvest, Convenience, etc.)?
    What is the Customer’s Willingness to use and Pay for a Very Effective Dipping / Coating?

Recommendation
Crop Quantities Susceptible to Crown Rot
Regulatory Issues
Estimates of the Size of the Market for Preventing Crown Rot in Bananas
Banana Packing Shed Practices
Contact Reports

      18 contacts

Patents

      3 patents

Additional Information

    Recent Advances in the Control of Crown Rot of Banana in the Windward Islands
    Pesticide Use in Banana Crops
    News

      5 articles

    Demethylation Inhibitor (DMI) Management Strategy

5 Tables

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