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Trichoderma harzianum: A Possible Cause of Apple Decay in Storage. W. S. Conway, Horticultural Crops Quality Laboratory, Horticultural Science Institute, USDA, ARS, Beltsville, MD 20705. Plant Dis. 67:916-917. Accepted for publication 2 May 1983. This article is in the public domain and not copyrightable. It may be freely reprinted with customary crediting of the source. The American Phytopathological Society, 1983. DOI: 10.1094/PD-67-916.

Fungi recovered from dump-tank water at a large apple storage and packing facility were assayed for their ability to cause decay. Trichoderma harzianum, a fungus not usually associated with apple maladies, was found to cause a brown firm rot in apples that were wound-inoculated and kept in storage (20 C) for 1 wk.