Location: Commodity Protection and Quality
Project Number: 2034-43000-037-23
Start Date: Jan 01, 2013
End Date: Dec 31, 2014
Utilize a cooperative effort between USDA-ARS, other government action agencies, and industry to address fumigation challenges for the Washington State sweet cherry industry. The research team will scale promising technologies from laboratory-, through pilot-, and into commercial-size chamber fumigations with APHIS and specialty crop-specific industry input (i.e., confirm technical feasibility). Performance measures will build on each year’s progress and will relate to the identification of most effective and cost efficient postharvest processes for controlling pest insects.