Thursday, January 17, 2013

Berry Splitting - The first stage of Botrytis ID Photos


Botrytis cinerea begins from berry damage.  Grapes are susceptible to this fungus as they ripen. Generally it causes bunch rot commonly known as botrytis rot or grey rot. It also creates conditions favorable for the growth of other spoilage organisms. Botrytis and a mix of other microorganisms including yeast, mold, and bacteria are involved in miscellaneous fruit rots.

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