Pg. 18-20 Maintaining market quality of fresh litchis during storage
Part 2: Control of post-harvest decay

SO2 fumigation gives acceptable decay-control of litchis when followed by refrigeration for 28 days. Prochloraz dip, at 250 ppm for 10 minutes also effectively controls decay. Wrapping materials such as Everfresh, Vitafilm and plastic significantly increase decay development. A hot Benomyl dip (500 ppm at 52 °C for two minutes) did not control decay effectively.

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