Diseases of dragon fruit (Hylocereus species): Etiology and current management options

  title={Diseases of dragon fruit (Hylocereus species): Etiology and current management options},
  author={Mark Angelo O. Balendres and Jennelyn Bengoa},
  journal={Crop Protection},

Fungal and Oomycete Diseases of Minor Tropical Fruit Crops

Minor tropical fruits are grown on a small scale and provide income to smallholder farmers. The cultivation of these fruit crops indirectly contributes to the economy of producing countries as well

Susceptibility of the three dragon fruit species to stem canker and growth inhibition of Neoscytalidium dimidiatum by chemicals

This is the first scientific report of N. dimidiatum as a pathogen of dragon fruit in the Philippines, the susceptibility of H. megalanthus to stem canker, and the growth inhibitory effect of B. subtilis and other chemicals that can be used alternatively or in rotation with synthetic chemicals.

Pathogenicity of Epicoccum sorghinum towards dragon fruits ( Hylocereus species) and in vitro evaluation of chemicals with antifungal activity

The results establish E. sorghinum as a new and emerging pathogen of dragon fruit that could be a major yield‐limiting disease if left uncontrolled.

Pitahaya (Hylocereus spp.): Culture, physicochemical characteristics, nutritional composition, and bioactive compounds

This review work aimed to collect information on the studies carried out on the Pitahaya related to its cultivation, physicochemical characteristics, nutritional composition, and bioactive compounds, for their health benefits, such as to avoid premature aging, reduce blood pressure levels and alleviate stomach and intestinal problems.

First report of Colletotrichum fructicola, causing anthracnose of Hylocereus plants, in the Philippines.

This study highlights H. megalanthus as a potential source of resistance to anthracnose in dragon fruit breeding programmes, based on combined morphological and molecular characterisation of a fungal pathogen isolated from H. undatus from anthracNose-like lesion.

First record of Cactus virus X in Dragon Fruit (Hylocereus spp.) in India

Dragon fruit ( Hylocereus spp.) is an important fruit crop for its high nutrition and profitability grown in India and many other countries. Dragon fruit stem samples exhibiting chlorosis and

Review on the pharmacological and health aspects of Hylocereus or Pitaya: An update

The need for fresh fruit and vegetables in the community is increasing, this is due to research which states that the consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables can reduce the likelihood of disease.

Laboratory Screening of Control Agents Against Isolated Fungal Pathogens Causing Postharvest Diseases of Pitaya in Guizhou, China

Pitaya, or dragon fruit, is a typical tropical fruit with an appealing taste and diverse health benefits to humans. The plantation of pitaya in Guizhou province in China has greatly boosted the

Epicoccum species: ubiquitous plant pathogens and effective biological control agents

Of the five species, Epicoccum nigrum is the most promising and has been shown to reduce incidence and severity of a wide range of plant diseases and may offer growers a cheap and safe alternative to conventional pesticides.



Pitahaya (Hylocereus spp.): a new fruit crop, a market with a future

The aims of this work were to evaluate thoroughly the literature currently available on Hylocereus and to supplement this review by agronomic works not yet published, and to highlight the interest shown in these pitahayas is recent.

A brief overview on pitahaya (Hylocereus spp.) diseases

Some recent advances in research on the diseases affecting pitahaya (Hylocereus spp.) conducted in various parts of the world are presented, thereby providing some information for promoting further studies on plant protection of the pitahsaya species.

First report of Colletotrichum aenigma and C. siamense, the causal agents of anthracnose disease of dragon fruit in Thailand.

To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of C. aenigma and C. siamense, as the agent of anthracnose disease in dragon fruit in Thailand.

A Review of Hylocereus Production in the United States

Pitaya, pitahaya or dragon fruit, grow on a veining epiphytic cactus (Hylocereus sp.) native to the tropical forest regions of Mexico and Central and South America (Mizrahi et al., 1997). The plants

Pitaya (stenocereus spp., Cactaceae): An ancient and modern fruit crop of Mexico

Pitayasfrom various species were an important edible fruit in semiarid lands of tropical and subtropical Mexico in ancient times. Recently, farmers have been cultivating plants selected from the

Research and development of pitahayas - dragonfruit - vine cacti: limitations and challenges and the current global market

Pitahayas, dragonfruit and vine cacti are the popular names used to describe the species belonging to the genus Hylocereus. This group of semi-epiphytic cacti is endemic to tropical regions of

First Report of Anthracnose Disease on Young Stems of Bawanghua (Hylocereus undatus) Caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides in China.

The pathogen was successfully re-isolated from the inoculated stem lesions on Bawanghua and Koch's postulates were fulfilled, and Colletotrichum anthracnose has been reported on Pitaya in Japan, Malaysia, and in Brazil.

Pitahaya (Hylocereus spp.): a short review

This document describes part of Hylocereus history, technological advances and it provides perspectives of research and usage of this emerging crop.

Climbing and Columnar Cacti : New Arid Land Fruit Crops

In Israel, scarcity of water, high input prices, and market competition limit the number of orchard crops that can be grown profitably. Our approach to the further development of the horticultural

Effect of postharvest application of calcium chloride on brown rot and quality of red-flesh dragon fruit (Hylocereus polyrhizus)

The severity of brown rot was reduced with increasing CaCl2 concentration and this was supported by a strong negative correlation between fruit peel, Ca and disease severity, and the beneficial effects of elevated CaCl 2 on quality parameters were more apparent on severely infected fruits.