PANAF 13 - SHELF LIFE EXTENDER
A special blend of Essential oils, Chitosan, Zinc Sulphate and Vitamin E
THE EFFECT OF PANAF 13:
On the prevention of postharvest blue and green mould of mandarin. NJR Roets (M.Sc., Cand. Sci. Nat.)
To determine the effect of PANAF 13 on the prevention of postharvest blue and green mould infection on mandarin fruit
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
the 1:20 PANAF 13 treatment with chlorine that had no mould infection. This was similar to the standard commercial fungicide treatment that also had no mould infection.
CONTROL IMAZALIL & CLOVE OIL PANAF 13
Fruit firmness serves as an indication of water loss by the fruit. The control group showed the highest degree of firmness loss, and PANAF 13 showed the least water loss, slightly better than the standard treatment. (See table (right)
The effect of different PANAF 13 treatments on the firmness of ‘Nadorcott’ mandarin fruit
From this study it was evident that PANAF 13 at a concentration of 1:20 hold potential to effectively control blue and green mould on mandarin fruit. We found that PANAF 13 is comparable to the standard commercial fungicide treatment. In view of the impending withdrawal of IMAZALIL from the market, PANAF 13 offers a viable alternative, especially when we consider that this is an all-natural and non-toxic alternative.