Project Number: 6618-41430-005-22
Start Date: Dec 13, 2012
End Date: Jan 31, 2015
Harvest fruit symptomatic and asymptomatic for Huanglongbing (HLB) disease from trees receiving conventional spray programs and various nutritional spray programs for comparison to healthy fruit/juice, as well as recover oil and determine quality by measuring chemical components along with sensory panels. When off-flavors are detected, determine causal components and establish flavor thresholds for these components using gas-chromatography-mass spectroscopy (GC-MS), electronic nose and tongue, high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) – MS, and various types of sensory panels.