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Christopher M Ference (Chris)
Citrus and Other Subtropical Products Research
Biological Science Technician

Phone: (772) 462-5851
Fax: (772) 462-5986

2001 SOUTH ROCK ROAD
FORT PIERCE, FL 34945

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Optimizing essential oil application to prevent postharvest decay in strawberries - (Proceedings)
Marin, A., Sun, X.N., Miranda, M., Ference, C.M., Baldwin, E.A., Bai, J., Ritenour, M., Zhang, J., Plotto, A. 2020. Optimizing essential oil application to prevent postharvest decay in strawberries. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 132:185-188.
Accelerating implementation of HLB tolerant hybrids as new commercial cultivars for fresh and processed citrus - (Proceedings)
Baldwin, E.A., Stover, E.W., Driggers, R.E., Bai, J., Manthey, J.A., Sun, X.N., Ference, C.M., Plotto, A. 2020. Accelerating implementation of HLB tolerant hybrids as new commercial cultivars for fresh and processed citrus. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 132:177-181.
Detection of phenylpropenoids in Citrus leaves produced in response to Xanthomonas citri subsp citri Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ference, C.M., Manthey, J.A., Narciso, J.A., Jones, J.B., Baldwin, E.A. 2020. Detection of phenylpropenoids in Citrus leaves produced in response to Xanthomonas citri subsp citri. Phytopathology. 110:287-296. https://doi.org/10.1094/phyto-06-19-0219-R.
Inhibitory extracts of calamondin leaves associated with precipitous decline of Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri populations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ference, C.M., Baldwin, E.A., Manthey, J.A., Jones, J. 2019. Inhibitory extracts of calamondin leaves associated with precipitous decline of Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri populations. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 156:451-461. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-019-01894-w.
Effect of ginger essential oil on citrus fruit decay when applied in a nano-emulsion coating - (Abstract Only)
The effect of controlled-release ClO2 on the preservation of grapefruit - (Abstract Only)
The effect of chlorine dioxide and chitosan/essential oil coatings on the safety and quality of fresh blueberries - (Proceedings)
Sun, X., Zhou, K., Narcisco, J., Ference, C.M., Bai, J. 2014. The effect of chlorine dioxide and chitosan/essential oil coatings on the safety and quality of fresh blueberries. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 127:120-123.
Antimicrobial activity of controlled-release chlorine dioxide gas on fresh blueberries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, X., Bai, J., Ference, C.M., Wang, Z., Narciso, J.A., Zhou, K. 2014. Antimicrobial activity of controlled-release chlorine dioxide gas on fresh blueberries. Journal of Food Protection. 77:1127-1132.
Effects of Chitosan-Essential Oil Coatings on Safety and Quality of Fresh Blueberries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, X., Narciso, J.A., Wang, Z., Ference, C.M., Bai, J., Zhou, K. 2014. Effects of Chitosan-Essential Oil Coatings on Safety and Quality of Fresh Blueberries. Journal of Food Science. 79(5):955-960. Available: doi:10.llll/l750-3841.12447
Use of carnauba based carrier for copper sprays reduces infection by Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri and Diaporthe citri in Florida commercial grapefruit groves - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Narciso, J.A., Widmer, W.W., Ritenour, M.A., Ference, C.M., Diaz, R. 2012. Use of carnauba based carrier for copper sprays reduces infection by Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri and Diaporthe citri in Florida commercial grapefruit groves. Agricultural Sciences. 3(7):962-970.
Effect of copper hydroxide sprays for citrus canker control on wild type Escherichia coli - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Narciso, J.A., Ference, C.M., Ritenour, M., Widmer, W.W. 2012. Effect of copper hydroxide sprays for citrus canker control on wild type Escherichia coli. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 54:108-111.
Preharvest measures for postharvest improvement in marketable fresh citrus - (Proceedings)
Narciso, J., Ference, C., Peeples, W. 2010. Preharvest measures for postharvest improvement in marketable fresh citrus. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 123:252-254.
Laser labeling, a safe technology to label produce - (Abstract Only)
Sood, P., Etxeberria, E., Ference, C., Narciso, J. 2009. Laser labeling, a safe technology to label produce. Florida State Horticultural Society Meeting. Paper No. HP14.
Laser labeling and its effect on the storage quality of citrus fruits - (Abstract Only)
Sood, P., Exteberria, E., Narciso, J., Ference, C. 2009. Laser labeling and its effect on the storage quality of citrus fruits. HortScience. 44(4):1004.
Laser labeling, a safe technology to label produce - (Abstract Only)
Sood, P., Exteberria, E., Narciso, J.A., Ference, C.M. 2009. Laser labeling, a safe technology to label produce. HortScience. 44(4):1169.
Laser etching: A new technology to identify Florida grapefruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sood, P., Ference, C., Narciso, J., Exteberria, E. 2009. Laser etching: A novel technology to label Florida grapefruit. HortTechnology. 19(3):504-510.
Effects of laser labeling on the quality of tangerines during storage - (Proceedings)
Sood, P., Ference, C., Narciso, J., Etxeberria, E. 2008. Effects of laser labeling on the quality of tangerines during storage. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 121:297-300.
Effects of laser labeling on the quality of citrus fruit during storage - (Abstract Only)
Sood, P., Etxeberria, E., Narciso, J., Ference, C. 2008. Effects of laser labeling on the quality of citrus fruit during storage. Florida State Horticultural Society Meeting. Paper No. HP21.
Preharvest peroxyacetic acid sprays slow decay and extend shelf-life of strawberries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Narciso, J.A., Baldwin, E.A., Plotto, A., Ference, C.M. 2007. Preharvest peroxyacetic acid sprays slow decay and extend shelf-life of strawberries. HortScience. 42(3):617-621.
Disinfection of immature fruit extends shelf-life in Florida strawberries - (Abstract Only)
Narciso, J.A., Baldwin, E.A., Plotto, A., Ference, C.M. 2007. Disinfection of immature fruit extends shelf-life in Florida strawberries. National Meeting of Institute of Food Technologists/Food Expo. Presentation No. 100-19.