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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: INFLUENCE OF CLUSTER SPRAYS ON POSTHARVEST TABLE GRAPE QUALITY

Location: Commodity Protection and Quality

Project Number: 5302-43000-036-03
Project Type: Trust

Start Date: May 01, 2008
End Date: Jun 01, 2012

Objective:
Improve the quality and storage life of table grapes by the application of sprays directed into grape clusters in vineyards before harvest.

Approach:
In repeated cluster-directed applications between fruit set and harvest, apply calcium salts, hormonal treatments, reduced-risk fungicides, biological control agents, and other compounds before harvest, then determine their influence postharvest quality (color, texture, maturity, size) and decay (natural incidence of diseases, after artificial inoculation) of table grapes. Documents Trust with CA Table Grape Commission. Log 35964. Formerly 5302-43000-035-04T (10/10).

Last Modified: 4/18/2014
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