CONTROL OF STORAGE ROTS OF WASHINGTON NAVEL ORANGES AND MINNEOLA BY A COMBINATION OF YEAST ANTAGONIST AND THIABENDAZOLE
Important factors affecting citrus quality are weight loss and rot development during storage (Gürgen et al., 1984). Droby et al. (1989) studied the storage of grapefruit with Debaryomyces hansenii yeast. Chalutz et al. (1989) found this yeast effective in protecting citrus during storage.
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of a yeast (Candida oleophila) and TBZ on storage of Minneola tangelo (MT) and Washington Navel (WN) orange.