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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

We conduct research to solve problems faced by the U.S. tree fruit industry by  developing new strategies, methods and technologies:


  • To identify, detect, manage, and control pre- and postharvest pathogens, diseases, and physiological disorders of deciduous tree fruits and fruit trees, including those currently controlled by methyl bromide used as a pre-plant soil fumigant. 

  • To improve fruit quality through fundamental studies of fruit physiological and biomolecular processes.

Last Modified: 1/29/2013
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