Potential of a new strain of Bacillus subtilis CPA-8 to control the major postharvest diseases of fruit

Biocontrol potential of Bacillus subtilis strain CPA-8 was tested against the main postharvest diseases of orange, apple and stone fruit. Previously, CPA-8 growth was characterized and its antifungal activity in vitro determined against Botrytis cinerea, Monilinia laxa, M. fructicola, Penicillium digitatum, P. expansum, and P. italicum.

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