BAGGING OF FRUIT ON THE TREE TO CONTROL DISEASE
When European fruits were introduced to Japan at the early 19th century, it was found that diseases were very serious due to high rainfall during the growing season. Fruit growers developed two methods to control the diseases. One is growing fruit trees in glass houses, and the other is bagging wherein each fruit is covered with paper bag on the tree before the infection occurs.
In this presentation, we will show the Japanese way of controling diseases. We strongly recommend bagging for tropical fruits especially mangoes. Bagging is effective not only in controlling diseases and insects but it also enhances the appearance of the fruits and reduces chemical residue.