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Diagnosis and Integrated Management of Major Fungal Fruit Rots on Kiwifruit in Korea
Res. Plant Dis. 2018;24:113-122
Published online June 30, 2018
© 2018 The Korean Society of Plant Pathology.

Gyoung Hee Kim and Young Jin Koh*

Department of Plant Medicine, Sunchon National University, Suncheon 57922, Korea
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Received May 18, 2018; Revised June 11, 2018; Accepted June 18, 2018.
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Ripe rot, Botrytis storage rot and Sclerotinia rot are major fungal diseases that lead to deterioration of fruit quality in Korea. Ripe rot, which is caused by Botryosphaeria dothidea, affects harvested fruits during post-storage ripening, while Botrytis storage rot, caused by Botrytis cinerea, affects harvested fruits during cold storage, and Sclerotinia rot, caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, mainly affects immature fruits on the trees. Major fungal fruit rots tend to affect yellow- and red-fleshed cultivars of kiwifruit more severely because of the sharp increase in their cultivation acreage in recent years in Korea. In this review, we summarize symptoms and epidemiological characteristics of the major fungal fruit rots and propose integrated management methods of the diseases that can be practically utilized at the farmers’ orchards in order to prevent the diseases based on our research works and field experiences and the research works of others conducted during the last three decades worldwide.
Keywords : Diagnosis, Fruit rot, Kiwifruit, Management

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