Management of Postharvest Diseases of Horticultural Crops using Australian Essential Oils

  • 48 pages

  • Published: 26 Jul 2011

  • Author(s): E. Lazar, Dr Elena, Crampton, Mrs Kylie , Spohr, Mrs Lorraine

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This RIRDC report describes the evaluation of the effectiveness of essential oils extracted from Australian native plants, lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora), anise myrtle (Syzigium anisatum) and tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) and their active constituents against the important postharvest pathogens of the horticulture industry Botrytis cinerea, Monilinia fructicola, Geotrichum candidum and Fusarium species.
The report is targeted at current industry participants including horticultural producers, exporters, essential oil producers, and the scientific community.