Improving quality and reducing losses in specialty fruit crops through storage technologies

The primary goals of this research are to increase competitiveness for domestic fruit production and preserve fresh-picked quality, which in turn will increase the availability of locally grown and highly perishable fruit. To meet these goals, we will evaluate the storability of new cultivars, make better use of existing storage technologies, and develop new, safer technologies requiring minimal use of chemicals.This research project has and will continue to lead to sound recommendations for fruit growers who will use this research-based knowledge to grow and market high quality fruit.  The proposed research will enhance economic viability of farms through improved fruit quality and prevention of fruit loss.

Investigator: Moran, R.

Unit: School of Food and Agriculture

Termination Date: 30-Sep-18