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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Techniques for Proper Shipment of Plant Material

Authors
item Zee, Francis
item Schnell Ii, Raymond
item Knight, Robert - USDA, ARS

Submitted to: Tropical Fruit News Magazine
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: December 15, 1996
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Food grade fungal pectinase enzyme was found to be preferable in cleaning seeds that have clinging pulp. For both scion woods and seeds, moist sphagnum moss and perforated plastic bags will allow the exchange of gases that is important for long distance shipment of living tropical plant materials.

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