International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
Management of fruit rot of chilli during drying using solar tunnel dryer
Author(s): Shilpa R Koppad, RK Mesta and MH Tatagar
Abstract: Red chillies is one of the important spice crops of India. The fruit rot of chilli caused by Colletotrichum capsici (Syd.) butler and Bisby is one of the major constraints in the red chilli production in tropics and subtropics. The fruit rot stage is the most destructive which not only reduces yield but also quality of the fruit. In this context a study was conducted during kharif 2013-14 at Horticultural Reaserch Station, Devihosur, Haveri (Karnataka) where in chilli fruits after harvest were dried in solar tunnel drier, open sun and shade with various treatment combination and sequences. The results indicated that lowest fruit rot (24.2 PDI) in treatment having drying chillies 96 hrs in solar tunnel drier followed by 24 hrs of shade. Drying in shade (56.5 PDI) and heap drying (62.4 PDI) recorded highest incidence. Drying chillies 96 hrs in solar tunnel drier followed by 24 hrs of shade also recorded highest capsaicin (2.46 per cent) among all the treatments.
Pages: 2107-2109 | 826 Views 14 Downloads
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Shilpa R Koppad, RK Mesta, MH Tatagar. Management of fruit rot of chilli during drying using solar tunnel dryer. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):2107-2109.