Location: Subtropical Plant Pathology Research
Project Number: 6618-22000-039-03
Start Date: Jan 03, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2013
We will make direct, replicated comparisons of fruit and foliage inoculum production capability. The experiments will be repeated throughout the season on fruit and foliage through harvest and processing to collect these data.We will compare packingline processed and unprocessed fruit for canker lesion activity, and each stage of the process checked independently (rinse/chlorine/detergent/waxing) to ascertain which are the most efficacious at reducing the activity of the lesion. Both bioassay tests and cultures of samples will be taken from each treatment to quantify survival. Treatments will be replicated and analyzed using standard statistical procedures.