Supervisory Research Plant Pathologist
USDA-ARS, COMMODITY PROTECTION AND QUALITY
9611 S. Riverbend Avenue
Parlier CA 93648
The mission of the Commodity Protection and Quality Research Unit is to develop alternative chemical and non-chemical treatments to replace methyl bromide use on horticultural stored products to meet quarantine and phytosanitary needs and to preserve or extend domestic and export markets; ensure postharvest quality maintenance of California-grown horticultural commodities; and reduce postharvest losses caused by physiological disorders, pathogens, and insect pests.