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Agricultural Research Service

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Xiao, Chang-Lin
Supervisory Research Plant Pathologist
Chang-Lin.Xiao@ars.usda.gov
559-596-2722
USDA-ARS, COMMODITY PROTECTION AND QUALITY
9611 S. Riverbend Avenue
Parlier CA 93648

Mission:
The mission of the Commodity Protection and Quality Research Unit is to develop alternative chemical and non-chemical treatments to replace methyl bromide use on horticultural stored products to meet quarantine and phytosanitary needs and to preserve or extend domestic and export markets; ensure postharvest quality maintenance of California-grown horticultural commodities; and reduce postharvest losses caused by physiological disorders, pathogens, and insect pests.

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