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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ENHANCEMENT OF POSTHARVEST QUALITY OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AND EVALUATION OF COMMODITY TREATMENTS OF QUARANTINED PESTS Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Impact of potassium nutrition on postharvest fruit quality: Melon (Cucumis melo L.) case study - (Review Article)
Lester, G.E., Jifon, J.L., Makus, D.J. 2010. Impact of potassium nutrition on postharvest fruit quality: Melon (Cucumis melo L.) case study. Plant and Soil. 335(1):117-131.
Cucurbits [Cucumber, melon, pumpkin and squash] - (Book / Chapter)
Hodges, D., Lester, G.E. 2011. Cucurbits [Cucumber, melon, pumpkin and squash]. In: Terry, L., editor. Health-Promoting Properties of Fruit and Vegetables. Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing. p. 118-134.
Foliar potassium fertilization improves fruit quality of field-grown muskmelon on calcareous soils in south Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jifon, J.L., Lester, G.E. 2009. Foliar potassium fertilization improves fruit quality of field-grown muskmelon on calcareous soils in south Texas. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 89:2452-2460.
Superoxide dismutase activity in mesocarp tissue from divergent Cucumis melo L. genotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Jifon, J.L., Crosby, K.M. 2009. Superoxide dismutase activity in mesocarp tissue from divergent Cucumis melo L. genotypes. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition. 64(3):205-211.
Retail display conditions of continuous light and dark on the disposition of vitamins in baby-leaf spinach - (Abstract Only)
Lester, G.E., Makus, D.J., Hodges, D. 2009. Retail display conditions of continuous light and dark on the disposition of vitamins in baby-leaf spinach [abstract]. Proceedings of the 6th International Postharvest Symposium, Antalya, Turkey. p. 35.
Foliar potassium fertilization of muskmelons on calcareous soils in south Texas: Effects on yield and quality - (Proceedings)
Jifon, J.L., Lester, G.E. 2009. Foliar potassium fertilization of muskmelons on calcareous soils in south Texas: Effects on yield and quality. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Fluid Fertilizer Foundation, February 15-17, 2009, Scottsdale, Arizona. 26:130-137.
Effects of foliar potassium fertilization on muskmelon fruit quality and yield - (Abstract Only)
Jifon, J.L., Lester, G.E. 2009. Effects of foliar potassium fertilization on muskmelon fruit quality and yield [abstract]. HortScience. 44(3):566.
Seasonal and Postharvest Temperature Impact on Novel Orange-fleshed Honey Dew Fruit Antioxidants - (Abstract Only)
Lester, G.E., Hodges, D. 2008. Seasonal and postharvest temperature impact on novel orange-fleshed honey dew fruit antioxidants [abstract]. 236th American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, August 17-21, 2008, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A-AGFD-133.
Comparison of Organic versus Conventional Grapefruit: Effects on Human Health Nutrients - (Abstract Only)
Lester, G.E. 2008. Comparison of organic versus conventional grapefruit: Effects on human health nutrients [abstract]. Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo, June 28 - July 1, 2008, New Orleans, Louisiana. A-140-03.
Antioxidant, Sugar, Mineral and Phytonutrient Concentrations Across Edible Fruit Tissues of Orange-Fleshed HoneyDew Melon (Cucumis melo L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E. 2008. Antioxidant, sugar, mineral and phytonutrient concentrations across edible fruit tissues of orange-fleshed honeydew melon (Cucumis melo L.). Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 56:3694-3698.
Seasonal and postharvest temperature impact on novel orange-fleshed honey dew fruit antioxidants - (Abstract Only)
Lester, G.E., Hodges, D. 2008. Seasonal and postharvest temperature impact on novel orange-fleshed honey dew fruit antioxidants [abstract]. Southern Region American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting, February 2-4, 2008, Dallas, Texas. HortScience. 43(3):A615.
Effects of Foliar Potassium Fertilization on Muskmelon Fruit Quality and Yield - (Proceedings)
Jifon, J.L., Lester, G.E. 2008. Effects of foliar potassium fertilization on muskmelon fruit quality and yield. Meeting Proceedings. Albion Conference on Plant Nutrition, Midway, Utah. p. 8-36.
Antioxidants Associated with Fruit Senescence and Human Health: Novel Orange-Fleshed Non-Netted Honey Dew Melon Genotype Comparisons Following Different Seasonal Productions and Cold Storage Durations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Hodges, D. 2008. Antioxidants associated with fruit senescence and human health: Novel orange-fleshed non-netted honey dew melon genotype comparisons following different seasonal productions and cold storage durations. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 48(3):347-354.
Marketable Quality and Phytonutrient Concentrations of a Novel Hybrid Muskmelon Intended for the Fresh-Cut Industry and its Parental Lines: Whole-Fruit Comparisons at Harvest and Following Long-term Storage at 1 or 5 deg C - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Saftner, R.A. 2008. Marketable quality and phytonutrient concentrations of a novel hybrid muskmelon intended for the fresh-cut industry and its parental lines: Whole-fruit comparisons at harvest and following long-term storage at 1 or 5 deg C. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 48(2):248-253.
Melon Quality: What Consumers Like - (Proceedings)
Lester, G.E. 2007. Melon quality: What consumers like. Meeting Proceedings. Australasian Postharvest Conference, Terrigal, Australia. #IS2-2.
Effects of Foliar Potassium Source on Muskmelon Fruit Quality and Phytonutrient Content - (Proceedings)
Jifon, J.L., Lester, G.E. 2007. Effects of foliar potassium source on muskmelon fruit quality and phytonutrient content. Meeting Abstract. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona. p. 788.
Quality Comparisons Among Orange-Fleshed Honey Dew Genotypes: Following Storage - (Proceedings)
Lester, G.E., Saftner, R.A., Hodges, D. 2007. Quality comparisons among orange-fleshed honey dew genotypes: Following storage. Meeting Abstract. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona. p. 844.
Organic vs. Conventionally Grown 'Rio Red' Grapefruit: Comparison of Production Inputs, Market Quality, Consumer Preferences, and Human Health-bioactive Compounds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Manthey, J.A., Buslig, B.S. 2007. Organic vs. conventionally grown 'Rio Red' grapefruit: Comparison of production inputs, market quality, consumer preferences, and human health-bioactive compounds. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 55:4474-4480.
Market Quality Attributes of Orange-Fleshed, Non-Netted Honey Dew Melon Genotypes as Influenced by Growing Season, Storage Duration, and Temperature - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Saftner, R.A., Hodges, D. 2007. Market quality attributes of orange-fleshed, non-netted honeydew melon genotypes as influenced by growing season, storage duration, and temperature. HortTechnology. 17:346-352.
Foliar Fertilization of Muskmelon: Effects of Potassium Source on Market Quality and Phytochemical Content of Field-Grown Fruit - (Proceedings)
Jifon, J.L., Lester, G.E. 2007. Foliar fertilization of muskmelon: Effects of potassium source on market quality and phytochemical content of field-grown fruit. Meeting Proceedings. Fluid Forum, Scottsdale, Arizona. p. 154-161.
Foliar Potassium Improves Cantaloupe Marketable and Nutritional Quality - (Other)
Lester, G.E., Jifon, J.L., Stewart, W.M. 2007. Foliar potassium improves cantaloupe marketable and nutritional quality. Better Crops. 91:24-25.
Foliar Applied Potassium: Effects on Cantaloupe Quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E. Jifon, J.L. 2007. Foliar applied potassium: Effects on cantaloupe quality. Acta Horticulturae. 731:115-120.
Consumer Preference Quality Attributes of Melon Fruits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E. 2006. Consumer preference quality attributes of melon fruits. Acta Horticulturae. 712:175-182.
Identification and Confirmation of Rapd Markers and Andromonoecious Associated with Quantitative Trait Loci for Sugars in Melon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sinclair, J.W., Park, S.O., Crosby, K.M., Sun Yoo, K., Lester, G.E. 2006. Identification and confirmation of RAPD markers and andromonoecious associated with quantitative trait loci for sugars in melon. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 131:360-371.
Supplemental Foliar Potassium Application with Or Without a Surfactant Can Enhance Netted Muskmelon Quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Jifon, J.L., Makus, D.J. 2006. Supplemental foliar potassium application with or without a surfactant can enhance netted muskmelon quality. HortScience. 41(3):741-744.
Foliar Fertilization: Improving the Human Wellness Attributes of Melon - (Proceedings)
Lester, G.E., Jifon, J.L. 2006. Foliar fertilization: improving the human wellness attributes of melon. In: Proceedings of the Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference, March 7-8, 2006, Denver, Colorado. 11:1-6.
Organic Vs. Conventionally Grown Produce; Quality Differences and Guidelines for Comparison Studies - (Review Article)
Lester, G.E. 2006. Organic vs. conventionally grown produce: quality differences and guidelines for comparison studies. HortScience. 41(2):296-300.
Comparisons Between Orange and Green-Fleshed Non-Netted and Orange Fleshed Netted Muskmelons: Antioxidant Changes Following Different Harvest and Storage Periods - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hodges, D., Lester, G.E. 2006. Comparisons between orange- and green-fleshed non-netted and orange-fleshed netted muskmelons: antioxidant changes following different harvest and storage periods. Journal of the American Society for Horticulture Science. 131:110-117.
Evaluation of Divergent C. Melo Germplasm Fruits for Antioxidant Content - (Review Article)
Hodges, M., Lester, G.E. 2007. Evaluation of divergent C. melo germplasm fruits for antioxidant content. Acta Horticulturae. 744:349-356.
Supplemental Foliar Potassium Application to Muskmelon (Cucumis Melo L.) During Fruit Growth Improves Quality and Content of Human Wellness Components - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Jifon, J.L., Rogers, G. 2005. Supplemental foliar potassium application to muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.) during fruit growth improves quality and content of human wellness components. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 130(4):649-653.
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