Banana Bunch Covers for Quality Banana Production - A Review

  • Authors : Santosh, D.T.; Tiwari, K.N.; Reddy, R.G.

  • Document type : Journal article

  • Year of publication : 2017

  • Journal title : International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences

  • Volume (number) : 6 (7)

  • Pages : 1275-1291

  • Peer-reviewed : No

  • ISSN : 2319-7692; 2319-7706

  • Language(s) : English

  • Abstract : India leads the world in banana production, producing around 18% of the worldwide crop of 139 million metric tonnes. In spite of this, its exports are minimal for various reasons. External appearance, internal and market quality of bananas are influenced by several factors, including production practices. Banana bunch cover is a physical protection method which will improves the visual quality of fruit by promoting skin colouration and reducing blemishes, but can also change the micro-environment for fruit development, which can have several beneficial effects on internal fruit quality. Bunch cover can also reduce the incidence of disease, insect pest and/or mechanical damage, sunburn of the skin, fruit cracking, agrochemical residues on the fruit, and bird damage. Bunch covering is laborious and its benefit cost ratio must be investigated in order to promote adoption of the method in much of the World. Few researches have been conducted studies on the effects of banana bunch covers in different parts of the World, but the results have not been compiled. We have therefore attempted to compile all the scattered information on banana bunch cover to assist researchers and extension personnel working in this area.


  • Open access : Yes

  • Document on publisher's site : open View article on publisher's site

  • Musalit document ID : IN170383

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