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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Maintaining Quality and Extending Shelf and Shipping Life of Fresh Fruit with No Or Minimal Synthetic Pesticide Inputs

Location: Commodity Protection and Quality

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

A postharvest fruit rot of apple caused by Lambertella corni-maris in Washington State - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(28-Aug-14)
First report of Botrytis pseudocinerea causing gray mold on blueberry in North America - (Research Notes)
(27-Aug-14)
Effects of box liner perforation area on methyl bromide diffusion into table grape packages during fumigation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leesch, J.G., Smilanick, J.L., Muhareb, J., Tebbets, J.S., Hurley, J.M., Jones, T.M. 2014. Effects of box liner perforation area on methyl bromide diffusion into table grape packages during fumigation. Crop Protection Journal. 63:36-40.
Infection courts and timing of infection of apple fruit by Phacidiopycnis washingtonensis in the orchard in relation to speck rot during storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(28-Apr-14)
Application of low concentrations of ozone during the cold storage of table grapes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Feliziani, E., Romanazzi, G., Smilanick, J.L. 2014. Application of low concentrations of ozone during the cold storage of table grapes. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 93:38-48.
Sources and availability of inoculum and seasonal survival of Sphaeropsis pyriputrescens in apple orchards - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xiao, C., Kim, Y.K., Boal, R.J. 2014. Sources and availability of inoculum and seasonal survival of Sphaeropsis pyriputrescens in apple orchards. Plant Disease. 98:1043-1049.
Occurrence and phenotypes of pyrimethanil resistance in penicillium expansum from apple in Washington state - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Caiazzo, R., Kim, Y.K., Xiao, C. 2014. Occurrence and phenotypes of pyrimethanil resistance in penicillium expansum from apple in Washington state. Plant Disease. 98:924-928.
Performance of fogged disinfectants to inactivate conida of Penicillium digitatum within citrus degreening rooms - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smilanick, J.L., Mansour, M., Sorenson, D. 2014. Performance of fogged disinfectants to inactivate conida of Penicillium digitatum within citrus degreening rooms. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 91:134-140.
Development of PCR assays for diagnosis of the pathogens Phacidiopycnis washingtonensis and Sphaeropsis pyriputrescens in apple fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sikdar, P., Okubara, P.A., Mazzola, M., Xiao, C. 2014. Development of PCR assays for diagnosis of the pathogens Phacidiopycnis washingtonensis and Sphaeropsis pyriputrescens in apple fruit. Plant Disease. 98:241-246.
Assessing factors influencing the postharvest quality of California mandarins - Variability in waxing-induced ethanol and aroma volatile production among mandarin varieties - (Trade Journal)
Arpaia, M., Collin, S., Sievert, J., Obenland, D.M. 2013. Assessing factors influencing the postharvest quality of California mandarins - Variability in waxing-induced ethanol and aroma volatile production among mandarin varieties. Citrograph. 36-39.
Inoculum availability and seasonal survival of Potebniamyces pyri in pear orchards - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xiao, C., Boal, R. 2013. Inoculum availability and seasonal survival of Potebniamyces pyri in pear orchards. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 137:535-543.
Preharvest applications of fungicides for control of Sphaeropsis rot in stored apples - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, Y.K., Xiao, C. 2013. Preharvest applications of fungicides for control of Sphaeropsis rot in stored apples. Plant Health Progress. DOI: 10.1094/PHP-2013-0919-01-RS.
Sources and availability of Sphaeropsis pyriputrescens inoculum in apple orchards - (Abstract Only)
Xiao, C., Boal, R.J. 2013. Sources and availability of Sphaeropsis pyriputrescens inoculum in apple orchards. Phytopathology. 103:S2.163.
Stability and fitness of pyrimethanil-resistant phenotypes of Penicillium expansum from apple - (Abstract Only)
Caiazzo, R., Xiao, C. 2013. Stability and fitness of pyrimethanil-resistant phenotypes of Penicillium expansum from apple. Phytopathology. 103:S2.22.
A postharvest fruit rot of apple caused by Lambertella sp. in Washington state - (Abstract Only)
Wiseman, M.S., Dugan, F.M., Xiao, C. 2013. A postharvest fruit rot of apple caused by Lambertella sp. in Washington state. Phytopathology. 103:S2.160.
First report of Sphaeropsis rot of apple caused by Sphaeropsis pyriputrescens in New York.     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, Y.K., Caiazzo, R., Sikdar, P., Xiao, C. 2013. First report of Sphaeropsis rot of apple caused by Sphaeropsis pyriputrescens in New York. Plant Disease. 97:9.
Germination of fungal conidia after exposure to low concentration ozone atmospheres. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rubio Ames, Z., Feliziani, E., Smilanick, J.L. 2013. Germination of fungal conidia after exposure to low concentration ozone atmospheres. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 83:22-26.
Mandarin flavor and aroma volatile composition are strongly influenced by holding temperature - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Obenland, D.M., Collin, S., Sievert, J., Arpaia, M. 2013. Mandarin flavor and aroma volatile composition are strongly influenced by holding temperature. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 82:6-14.
Use of phosphite salts in laboratory and semi-commercial tests to control citrus postharvest decay - (Trade Journal)
Smilanick, J.L., Cerioni, L., Rapisarda, V., Doctor, J., Grech, N., Fikkert, S., Ruiz, T., Fassel, R. 2012. Use of phosphite salts in laboratory and semi-commercial tests to control citrus postharvest decay. Citrograph. 3(6):36-40.
Changes in the sensory perception of 'Hass' avocado during fruit maturation and ripening - (Abstract Only)
Obenland, D.M., Collin, S., Sievert, J., Negm, F., Arpaia, M. 2013. Changes in the sensory perception of 'Hass' avocado during fruit maturation and ripening. Annual International Plant & Animal Genome Conference, January 12-16, 2013, San Diego, California. W072.
Imazalil residue loading on citrus fruit as affected by formulation, solution pH and exposure time in aqueous dip treatments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Erasmus, A., Lennox, C.L., Smilanick, J.L., Lesar, K., Fourie, P.H. 2013. Imazalil residue loading on citrus fruit as affected by formulation, solution pH and exposure time in aqueous dip treatments. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 77(1):43-49.
Preharvest fungicide, potassium sorbate, or chitosan use on quality and storage decay of table grapes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Feliziani, E., Smilanick, J.L., Margosan, D.A., Mansour, M.F., Romanazzi, G., Gu, S., Gohil, H., Rubio Ames, Z. 2013. Preharvest fungicide, potassium sorbate, or chitosan use on quality and storage decay of table grapes. Plant Disease. 97:307-314.
Evaluation under commercial conditions of the application of continuous, low concentrations of ozone during the cold storage of table grapes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smilanick, J.L., Mlikota Gabler, F., Margosan, D.A. 2012. Evaluation under commercial conditions of the application of continuous, low concentrations of ozone during the cold storage of table grapes. Acta Horticulturae. 945:357-361.
Use of phosphite salts in laboratory and semi-commercial tests to control citrus postharvest decay - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cerioni, L., Rapisarda, V., Doctor, J., Fikkert, S., Ruiz, T., Fassel, R., Smilanick, J.L. 2013. Use of phosphite salts in laboratory and semi-commercial tests to control citrus postharvest decay. Plant Disease. 97:201-212.
Mandarin flavor and aroma volatile composition are strongly influenced by holding temperature - (Abstract Only)
Obenland, D.M., Collin, S., Sievert, J., Arpaia, M. 2012. Mandarin flavor and aroma volatile composition are strongly influenced by holding temperature [abstract]. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting. p. 20.
Influence of maturity and ripening on aroma volatiles and flavor in avocado - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Obenland, D.M., Collin, S., Sievert, J., Arpaia, M. 2012. Influence of maturity and ripening on aroma volatiles and flavor in avocado. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 71:41-50.
Continuous ozone concentrations during cold storage to control postharvest gray mold in grapes, 2011 - (Research Notes)
(01-Mar-12)
Evaluation of alternatives to fungicide to control postharvest gray mold alone or with ozone storage in grapes, 2011 - (Research Notes)
(01-Mar-12)
The effect of the residues of vineyard fungicides on postharvest decay, 2011 - (Research Notes)
(01-Mar-12)
Control of postharvest green and blue molds of lemons with potassium phosphite and hydrogen peroxide, 2011 - (Research Notes)
(01-Mar-12)
Variability in waxing-induced ethanol and aroma volatile production among mandarin genotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Obenland, D.M., Arpaia, M. 2012. Variability in waxing-induced ethanol and aroma volatile production among mandarin genotypes. Acta Horticulturae. 945:405-412.
Recent advances on the use of natural and safe alternatives to conventional methods to control postharvest gray mold of table grapes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Romanazzi, G., Mlikota-Gabler, F., Lichter, A., Smilanick, J.L. 2011. Recent advances on the use of natural and safe alternatives to conventional methods to control postharvest gray mold of table grapes. Postharvest Biology and Technology. doi:10.1016/j.postharvbio.2011.06.013.
Evaluation of a rapid, portable and easy-to-use device to measure acidity in citrus - (Trade Journal)
Obenland, D.M., Sievert, J., Arpaia, M. 2011. Evaluation of a rapid, portable and easy-to-use device to measure acidity in citrus. Citrograph. 2(3):41-43.
The science behind the proposed maturity standard change - (Trade Journal)
Arpaia, M., Collin, S., Fjeld, K.A., Sievert, J., Obenland, D.M. 2011. The science behind the proposed maturity standard change. Citrograph. 2(3):24-33.
Imazil residue loading and green mould control in south african citrus pack-houses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Erasmus, A., Lennox, C., Hennie, J., Smilanick, J.L., Keith, L., Fourie, P. 2011. Imazil residue loading and green mold control in south african citrus pack-houses. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 62(2):193-203.
Assessing factors influencing the postharvest quality of California mandarins - (Trade Journal)
Arpaia, M., Obenland, D.M. 2011. Assessing factors influencing the postharvest quality of California mandarins. Citrograph. 2(2):37-40.
Nectarine promotes longevity in Drosophila melanogaster - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olga, B., Weng, P., Sun, X., Alberico, T., Laslo, M., Obenland, D.M., Zou, S. 2011. Nectarine promotes longevity in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Free Radical Biology and Medicine. 50(11):1669-1678.
Using peel fluorescence in black light rooms to identify navel oranges with shorter storage life and poor rind quality - (Popular Publication)
Smilanick, J.L., Obenland, D.M., Margosan, D.A., Mackey, B.E. 2011. Using peel fluorescence in black light rooms to identify navel oranges with shorter storage life and poor rind quality. Citrograph. 2(2):27-31.
Last Modified: 9/21/2014
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