Control of Postharvest Rots of Banana Fruits by Conidia and Culture Filtrates of Trichoderma Asperellum

Journal title

Journal of Plant Protection Research




vol. 49


No 3

Publication authors

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Biologiczne i Rolnicze


4 issues per year.

The online version of Journal of Plant Protection Research (JPPR) is the original one.

Rejection rate – over 70%.

Journal of Plant Protection Research is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes original papers, rapid communications, reviews, covering all areas of plant protection. Subjects include phytopathological virology, bacteriology, mycology and applied nematology and entomology as well as topics on protecting crop plants and stocks of crop products against diseases, viruses, weeds etc.

The Journal is published by Institute of Plant Protection – National Research Institute and Committee on Agronomic Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. By 1997 under the title Prace Naukowe Instytutu Ochrony Roślin and Annals of Agricultural Sciences - Series E - Plant Protection).

Journal scope

JPPR publishes original research papers, rapid communications, critical reviews, and book reviews covering all areas of modern plant protection. Subjects include phytopathological virology, bacteriology, mycology and applied nematology and entomology as well as topics on protecting crop plants and stocks of crop products against diseases, viruses, weeds etc. We publish papers which use an interdisciplinary approach showing how different control strategies can be integrated into pest management programmes, which cover high and low input agricultural systems worldwide, within the framework of ecologically sound and economically responsible land cultivation.

Relevant topics include: advanced methods of diagnostic, and computer-assisted diagnostic plant research and new findings, biological methods of plant protection, selective chemical methods of plant protection, the effects of plant-protecting agents and their toxicology, methods to induce and utilize crop resistance, application techniques, and economic aspects of plant protection.

Journal of Plant Protection Research is also available on:

The Journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

Journal of Plant Protection Research is published based on the Open Access model.

JPPR is a member of CrossRef – the citation-linking backbone for online publications.

JPPR is indexed/abstracted in:

AGRICOLA, AGRIS, AGRO, BIOSIS Preview, CABI, Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS), DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), EBSCO, FSTA - Food Science & Technology Abstracts, Geobase, Google Scholar, Index Copernicus, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), J-Gate, JournalGuide, JournalTOCs, KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders), Microsoft Academic, Naviga (Softweco), Paperbase, Pirabase, POL-index, Polish Scientific Journals Contents, Polymer Library, Primo Central (ExLibris), ProQuest (relevant databases), Publons, ReadCube, SCOPUS, Sherpa/RoMEO, Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest), TDNet, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb, WanFang Data, WorldCat (OCLC), Zoological Record.

It is also ranked in SCImago Journal & Country Rank in three categories: Agronomy and Crop Science – Q2, Plant Science – Q2, and Soil Science – Q2 (June 2017).


Institute of Plant Protection – National Research Institute ; Committee of Plant Protection PAS




eISSN 1899–007X ; ISSN 1427–4345


Adebesin A. (2005), Fungal species associated with market fruits of <i>Musa</i> spp. in South Western Nigeria, Bull. Sci. Assoc. Nigeria, 26, 299. ; Adejumo T. (1999), Biological control of <i>Protomycopsis phaseoli</i>, the causal agent of leaf smut of cowpea, J. Phytopathol, 147, 371. ; Bastos C. (1988), Resultados preliminaries sobre a eficacia de <i>Trichoderma viride</i> no controle da vassoura-de bruxa (<i>Crinipellis perniciosa</i>) do cacauerio, Fitopathol. Brasileira, 13, 340. ; Benitez T. (2004), Biocontrol mechanisms of <i>Trichoderma</i> strains, Intern. Microbiol, 4, 249. ; L. de Lapeyre de Bellaire (1997), Distribution of thiabendazole resistant Colletotrichum musae isolates from Guadeloupe banana plantation, Plant Dis, 81, 1378. ; Elad Y. (1994), Biological control of grape gray mold by <i>Trichoderma harzianum.</i>, Crop Prot, 13, 35. ; Finlay A. (1993), The relative importance of <i>Colletorichum musae</i> as a crown-rot pathogen on Windward Island bananas, Plant Pathol, 42, 67. ; Ghisalberti E. (1991), Antifungal antibiotics produced by <i>Trichoderma</i> species, Soil Biochem, 23, 1011. ; Griffee P. (1976), Pathogenicity of some fungi isolated from diseased crowns of banana hands, Phytopathol. Z, 85, 206. ; Howell C. (2003), Mechanisms employed by <i>Trichoderma</i> species in the biological control of plant diseases: The history and evolution of current concepts, Plant Dis, 87, 4. ; Jackson A. (1991), Effects of some Carbon and Nitrogen sources on spore germination, production of biomass and antifungal metabolites by species of <i>Trichoderma</i> and <i>Gliocladium virens</i> antagonistic to <i>Sclerotium cepivorum.</i>, Biocontrol Sci. Technol, 1, 43. ; Johanson A. (1992), Fungi associated with banana crown rot on field packed fruit from Windward Islands and assessment of their sensitivity to the fungicides Thiabendazole, Prochloraz and Imazalil, Crop Prot, 11, 79. ; Kesiang G. (2002), Potential of <i>Trichoderma harzianum</i> and <i>T. atroviride</i> to control <i>Botryosphaeria berengeriana</i> f. sp. <i>Piricola</i>, the cause of Apple Ring Rot, J. Phytopathol, 150, 271. ; Krauss U. (1998), Isolation and preliminary evaluation of mycoparasites as biocontrol agents of crown rot of banana, Biological control - theory and application, 13, 111. ; Mortuza M. (1999), Potential for biocontrol of <i>Lasiodiplodia theobromae</i> (Pat). Griff and Maubi. in banana fruits by <i>Trichoderma</i> species, Biol. Control, 15, 235. ; Odebode A. (2006), Control of postharvest pathogens of fruits by culture filtrate from antagonistic fungi, J. Plant Protection Res, 46, 1. ; Odebode A. (2001), Antagonistic activity of fungal flora isolated from pepper phylloplane on post-harvest pathogens of pepper (<i>Capsicum annuum</i>), Acta Phytopathol. Entomol. Hungarica, 36, 287. ; Okigbo R. (2000), Studies in biological control of postharvest rot in Yams (<i>Dioscorea</i> spp.) using <i>Trichoderma viride.</i>, J. Phytopathol, 148, 351. ; Ozbay N. (2004), Biological control with <i>Trichoderma</i> spp. with emphasis on <i>T. harzianum.</i>, Pakistan J. Biol. Sci, 7, 478. ; Papavivas G. (1985), <i>Trichoderma</i> and <i>Gliocladium</i>: Biology, ecology and potential for biocontrol, Ann. Rev. Phytopathol, 23, 23. ; Roberts R. (1990), Postharvest biological control of gray mold of apples by <i>Cryptococcus laurentii.</i>, Phytopathology, 80, 526. ; Shillingford C. (1976), Occurrence of banana fruit rot fungi in Jamaican boxing plants, Plant Dis. Reporter, 60, 788. ; Slabaugh W. (1982), Post-harvest diseases of banana and their control, Plant Dis, 66, 746. ; Sobowale A. (2005), Growth inhibition of <i>Fusarium verticillioides</i> (Sacc.) Nirenberg by isolates of <i>Trichoderma pseudokoningii</i> strains from maize plant parts and its rhizosphere, J. Plant Protection Res, 45, 249. ; Tronsmo A. (1977), The use of <i>Trichoderma</i> species to control strawberry fruit rots, Neth. J. Plant. Pathol, 83, 449.