Export papaya post-harvest protection by fungicides and the problems of the maximal limit of residues

  • Ardjouma Dembele LABORATOIRE Central d’Agrochimie et d’Ecotoxicologie, LANADA 04 BP 612 Abidjan 04 COTE D’IVOIRE.
  • Sory Karim Traore UFR des Sciences et Gestion de l’environnement, Université d’Abobo - Adjamé 02 B.P. 801 Abidjan 02/COTE D’IVOIRE
  • Mamadou Kone UFR des Sciences et Gestion de l’environnement, Université d’Abobo - Adjamé 02 B.P. 801 Abidjan 02/COTE D’IVOIRE
  • Dotana Ténébé Coulibaly UFR des Sciences de la Nature/Protection des Végétaux et de l’environnement, Université d’Abobo - Adjamé, 02 B.P. 801 Abidjan 02/COTE D’IVOIRE
Keywords: Post-harvest, papaya, fungicides, phytotoxic, thiabendazole, residues maximal limit

Abstract

The post-harvest maturity of papaya fruits is influenced by several environmental factors including temperature, light and ventilation of the surrounding wall. The maturity, presence and attacks or rots, and the accumulation of fungicide residues in the papaya was evaluated on papaya fruits treated with different fungicide. Thiabendazole-treated fruits did not rot 21 days after treatment and this fungicide was the most satisfactory with detected residues lower than the European Union's 2000/48/EC guideline.
Key Words: Post-harvest, papaya, fungicides, phytotoxic, thiabendazole, residues maximal limit.
African Journal of Biotechnology Vol.4(1) 2005: 109-112
Published
2005-03-24
Section
Articles

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