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Protecting Tropical Fruits From Pests

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News Story: Successful Tech Transfer by ARS Scientists Leads to More Hawaiian Exports

Video Podcast: Protecting Tropical Fruits From Pests
 (2 minutes 8 seconds)  |   Transcript


Background Story Links:

Phytosanitizing Hawaiian Fruit: A Technology Transfer Success Story

Nutrient retention of safer salads explored

Mainland markets for tropical fruit

Irradiation for healthier food



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filmstip Technician analyzes irradiated dragon fruit. Mediterranean fruit fly Marisa Wall uses high-pressure liquid chromatography Mediterranean fruit fly on a leaf. Researchers prepare fruit fly-infested papaya samples for x-ray irradiation treatment Tropical flowers.

Food engineer pours fish gelatin solution into a pan for drying. Food microbiologist places a frozen catfish fillet into a device for surface decontamination by pulse UV treatment. Scientists demonstrate a technique where channel catfish are immersed in water containing the modified live Streptococcusiniae vaccine. Researchers load lipid samples extracted from tissue for analysis of fatty acids. Fish nutritionist examines flax oil that will be infused into pellets for rainbow trout feed. Researchers study the effect of smoking temperature on survival of Listeria monocytogenes.