|Xiao (Photo by Brian Charles Clark)|
The old saying about one bad apple spoiling the whole bunch is based on a real concern. For Washington’s tree fruit industry, postharvest rot of fruit in storage costs the industry millions of dollars of losses annually.
to reduce rots as well as to avoid development of fungicide resistance in postharvest pathogens. Pre-harvest treatments with different mode- of-action fungicides can reduce the need for postharvest treatments and reduce the odds that pathogens develop resistance to the treatments.