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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

David M Obenland (Dave)
Plant Physiologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
The influence of ripening temperature on ‘Hass’ fruit quality -
Impact of storage conditions and variety on quality attributes and aroma volatiles of pitahaya (Hylocereus spp.) -
Obenland, D.M., Cantwell, M., Lobo, R., Collin, S., Sievert, J., Arpaia, M. 2016. Impact of storage conditions and variety on quality attributes and aroma volatiles of pitahaya (Hylocereus spp.). Scientia Horticulturae. 199:15-22.
Influence of cold storage prior to and after ripening on quality factors and sensory attributes of ‘Hass’ avocados -
Arpaia, M., Collin, S., Sievert, J., Obenland, D.M. 2015. Influence of cold storage prior to and after ripening on quality factors and sensory attributes of ‘Hass’ avocados. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 110:149-157.
Physiological, biochemical and sensory characterization of the response to waxing and storage of two mandarin varieties differing in postharvest ethanol accumulation -
Ummarat, N., Arpaia, M., Obenland, D.M. 2015. Physiological, biochemical and sensory characterization of the response to waxing and storage of two mandarin varieties differing in postharvest ethanol accumulation. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 109:82-96.
Optimizing postharvest methyl bromide treatments to control spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, in sweet cherries from Western USA -
Walse, S.S., Jimenez, L.R., Hall IV, W.A., Tebbets, J.S., Obenland, D.M. 2016. Optimizing postharvest methyl bromide treatments to control spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, in sweet cherries from Western USA. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 19(1):223-232.
Impact of maturity and peel characteristics on the response of mandarin varieties to wax application and storage -
Obenland, D.M., Ummarat, N., Arpaia, M. 2015. Impact of maturity and peel characteristics on the response of mandarin varieties to wax application and storage. American Society for Horticultural Science. p. 81.
Potassium application to table grape clusters after veraison increases soluble solids by enhancing berry water loss -
Obenland, D.M., Feliziani, E., Zhu, S., Zhao, X., Margosan, D.A., Mlikota-Gabler, F., Van Zyl, S., Romanazzi, G., Smilanick, J.L., Beno-Moualem, D., Kaplunov, T., Lichter, A. 2015. Potassium application to table grape clusters after veraison increases soluble solids by enhancing berry water loss. Scientia Horticulturae. 187:58-64.
Sensory quality and physiological responses in two mandarin varieties differing in ethanol accumulation after waxing and storage -
Ummarat, N., Arpaia, M., Obenland, D.M. 2014. Sensory quality and physiological responses in two mandarin varieties differing in ethanol accumulation after waxing and storage. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting, July 28 – 31, 2014, Orlando, Florida. p. 88.
Assessing factors influencing the postharvest quality of California mandarins - Variability in waxing-induced ethanol and aroma volatile production among mandarin varieties -
Arpaia, M., Collin, S., Sievert, J., Obenland, D.M. 2013. Assessing factors influencing the postharvest quality of California mandarins - Variability in waxing-induced ethanol and aroma volatile production among mandarin varieties. Citrograph. 36-39.
The influence of post-veraison foliar potassium applications on table grape quality -
Zhu, S., Obenland, D.M., Van Zyl, S., Gabler, F., Smilanick, J.L. 2013. The influence of post-veraison foliar potassium applications on table grape quality. American Society of Horticulture Science Annual Meeting, July 22-25, 2013, Palm Desert, California. p. 122.
Mandarin flavor and aroma volatile composition are strongly influenced by holding temperature -
Obenland, D.M., Collin, S., Sievert, J., Arpaia, M. 2013. Mandarin flavor and aroma volatile composition are strongly influenced by holding temperature. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 82:6-14.
The treatment of fresh fruit from California with methyl bromide for postharvest control of light brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana (Walker) -
Walse, S.S., Liu, Y., Myers, S., Simmons, G., Obenland, D.M., Bellamy, D.E., Tebbets, J.S. 2013. The treatment of fresh fruit from California with methyl bromide for postharvest control of light brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana (Walker). Journal of Economic Entomology. 106(3):1155-1163.
Changes in the sensory perception of 'Hass' avocado during fruit maturation and ripening -
Obenland, D.M., Collin, S., Sievert, J., Negm, F., Arpaia, M. 2013. Changes in the sensory perception of 'Hass' avocado during fruit maturation and ripening. Annual International Plant & Animal Genome Conference, January 12-16, 2013, San Diego, California. W072.
High Temperature CO2 Treatments for Inshell Walnuts -
Prasantha, R., Obenland, D.M., Walse, S.S., Johnson, J.A. 2012. High Temperature CO2 Treatments for Inshell Walnuts. International Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reductions, November 6-8, 2012, San Diego, California. 37:1-4.
Effect of gamma irradiation treatment at phytosanitary dose levels on the quality of ‘Lane Late’ navel oranges -
Mcdonald, H., Arpaia, M., Capraso, F., Obenland, D.M., Were, L., Rakovski, C., Prakash, A. 2013. Effect of gamma irradiation treatment at phytosanitary dose levels on the quality of ‘Lane Late’ navel oranges. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 86:91-99.
Postharvest treatment of fresh fruit from California with methyl bromide for postharvest control of light brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana (Walker) -
Walse, S.S., Liu, Y., Myers, S., Simmons, G., Obenland, D.M., Bellamy, D.E., Tebbets, J.S. 2012. Postharvest treatment of fresh fruit from California with methyl bromide for postharvest control of light brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana (Walker). International Conference on Controlled Atmosphere and Fumigation in Stored Products, October 21-26, 2012, Antalya, Turkey. p. 683-686.
Mandarin flavor and aroma volatile composition are strongly influenced by holding temperature -
Obenland, D.M., Collin, S., Sievert, J., Arpaia, M. 2012. Mandarin flavor and aroma volatile composition are strongly influenced by holding temperature [abstract]. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting. p. 20.
Influence of maturity and ripening on aroma volatiles and flavor in avocado -
Obenland, D.M., Collin, S., Sievert, J., Arpaia, M. 2012. Influence of maturity and ripening on aroma volatiles and flavor in avocado. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 71:41-50.
Impact of High Temperature Forced Air Heating of Navel Oranges on Quality Attributes, Sensory Parameters, and Flavor Volatiles -
Obenland, D.M., Collin, S., Sievert, J., Arpaia, M. 2012. Impact of High Temperature Forced Air Heating of Navel Oranges on Quality Attributes, Sensory Parameters, and Flavor Volatiles. HortScience. 47:386-390.
Variability in waxing-induced ethanol and aroma volatile production among mandarin genotypes -
Obenland, D.M., Arpaia, M. 2012. Variability in waxing-induced ethanol and aroma volatile production among mandarin genotypes. Acta Horticulturae. 945:405-412.
Evaluation of a rapid, portable and easy-to-use device to measure acidity in citrus -
Obenland, D.M., Sievert, J., Arpaia, M. 2011. Evaluation of a rapid, portable and easy-to-use device to measure acidity in citrus. Citrograph. 2(3):41-43.
The science behind the proposed maturity standard change -
Arpaia, M., Collin, S., Fjeld, K.A., Sievert, J., Obenland, D.M. 2011. The science behind the proposed maturity standard change. Citrograph. 2(3):24-33.
Assessing factors influencing the postharvest quality of California mandarins -
Arpaia, M., Obenland, D.M. 2011. Assessing factors influencing the postharvest quality of California mandarins. Citrograph. 2(2):37-40.
Nectarine promotes longevity in Drosophila melanogaster -
Olga, B., Weng, P., Sun, X., Alberico, T., Laslo, M., Obenland, D.M., Zou, S. 2011. Nectarine promotes longevity in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Free Radical Biology and Medicine. 50(11):1669-1678.
Using peel fluorescence in black light rooms to identify navel oranges with shorter storage life and poor rind quality -
Smilanick, J.L., Obenland, D.M., Margosan, D.A., Mackey, B.E. 2011. Using peel fluorescence in black light rooms to identify navel oranges with shorter storage life and poor rind quality. Citrograph. 2(2):27-31.
Ultraviolet fluorescence to identify navel oranges with poor peel quality and decay -
Obenland, D.M., Margosan, D.A., Smilanick, J.L., Mackey, B.E. 2010. Ultraviolet fluorescence to identify navel oranges with poor peel quality and decay. HortTechnology. 20:991-995.
Storage temperature and time influences sensory quality of mandarin oranges by altering soluble solids, acidity and aroma volatile composition -
Obenland, D.M., Collin, S., Mackey, B.E., Sievert, J., Arpaia, M. 2011. Storage temperature and time influences sensory quality of mandarin oranges by altering soluble solids, acidity and aroma volatile composition. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 59:187-193.
Extending the use of ultraviolet light for fruit quality sorting in citrus packinghouses -
Obenland, D.M., Margosan, D.A., Smilanick, J.L. 2010. Extending the use of ultraviolet light for fruit quality sorting in citrus packinghouses. Annual Meeting Horticultural Society, August 2-5, 2010, Palm Desert, California. 45(8):S306.
Implementation of CATTS treatment using boxed/palletized peaches and nectarines -
Obenland, D.M., Neven, L.G. 2008. Implementation of CATTS treatment using boxed/palletized peaches and nectarines. International Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reductions, November 10-13, 2009, San Diego, CA. 89:1-3.
Relationship of soluble solids, acidity and aroma volatiles to flavor in late-season navel oranges -
Obenland, D.M., Collin, S., Sievert, J., Fjeld, K., Arpaia, M. 2009. Relationship of soluble solids, acidity and aroma volatiles to flavor in late-season navel oranges. Sixth International Postharvest Symposium, April 8-12, 2009, Antalya, Turkey. 877:749-755.
Relationship of soluble solids, acidity and aroma volatiles to flavor in late-season navel oranges -
Obenland, D.M., Collin, S., Sievert, J., Fjeld, K., Arpaia, M. 2009. Relationship of soluble solids, acidity and aroma volatiles to flavor in late-season navel oranges. Sixth International Postharvest Symposium, April 8-12, 2009, Antalya, Turkey. p. 140.
Peel fluorescence as a means to identify freeze-damaged oranges -
Obenland, D.M., Margosan, D.A., Collin, S., Sievert, J., Fjeld, K., Arpaia, M., Thompson, J., Slaughter, D. 2009. Peel fluorescence as a means to identify freeze-damaged oranges. HortTechnology. 19:379-384.
Determinants of flavor acceptability during the maturation of navel oranges -
Obenland, D.M., Collin, S., Mackey, B.E., Sievert, J., Field, K., Arpaia, M. 2009. Determinants of flavor acceptability during the maturation of navel oranges. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 55(2):2009:156-163.
A comparison of the use of BrimA versus soluble solids/titratable acidity ratio as a maturity standard for navel oranges -
Obenland, D.M., Arpaia, M., Collin, S., Sievert, J. 2008. A comparison of the use of BrimA versus soluble solids/titratable acidity ratio as a maturity standard for navel oranges. International Citrus Congress Proceedings. p. 267.
Alterations in protein expression associated with the development of mealiness in peaches -
Obenland, D.M., Vensel, W.H., Hurkman, W.J. 2008. Alterations in protein expression associated with the development of mealiness in peaches. Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology. 83(1):85-93.
Non-destructive freeze damage detection in oranges using machine vision and ultraviolet fluorescence -
Slaughter, D.C., Obenland, D.M., Thompson, J.F., Arpaia, M.L. 2008. Non-destructive freeze damage detection in oranges using machine vision and ultraviolet fluorescence. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 48(3) 341-346.
Commercial Packing and Storage of Navel Oranges Alters Aroma Volatiles and Reduces Flavor Quality -
Obenland, D.M., Collin, S., Sievert, J., Field, K., Toyota, M., Doctor, J., Arpaia, M. 2008. Commercial Packing and Storage of Navel Oranges Alters Aroma Volatiles and Reduces Flavor Quality. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 47(2):159-167.
Exposure to ultraviolet light as a means of predicting damage in oranges exposed to freezing conditions -
Obenland, D.M., Arpaia, M., Margosan, D.A., Slaughter, D., Thompson, J., Collin, S., Sievert, J., Field, K. 2008. Exposure to ultraviolet light as a means of predicting damage in oranges exposed to freezing conditions. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. 42(4):980.
CONFIRMATION AND EFFICACY TESTS AGAINST CODLING MOTH AND ORIENTAL FRUIT MOTH IN PEACHES AND NECTARINES USING COMBINATION HEAT AND CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERE TREATMENTS -
Neven, L.G., Rehfield, L.M., Obenland, D.M. 2006. Confirmation and efficacy tests against codling moth and oriental fruit moth in peaches and nectarines using combination heat and controlled atmosphere treatments. J. Econ. Entomol. 99(5): 1610-1619.
CHLOROPHYLL FLUORESCENCE IMAGING ALLOWS EARLY DETECTION AND LOCALIZATION OF LEMON RIND INJURY FOLLOWING HOT WATER TREATMENT -
Obenland, D.M., Neipp, P.W. 2005. Chlorophyll fluorescence imaging allows early detection and localization of lemon rind injury following hot water treatment. Hortscience 40(6):1821-1823.
PEACH AND NECTARINE QUALITY FOLLOWING TREATMENT WITH HIGH TEMPERATURE FORCED AIR COMBINED WITH CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES -
Obenland, D.M., Neipp, P.W., Mackey, B.E., Neven, L.G. 2005. Peach and nectarine quality following treatment with high temperature forced air combined with controlled atmospheres. Hortscience 40(5):1425-1430.
FORCED HOT AIR TREATMENT OF STONE FRUIT TO INHIBIT THE DEVELOPMENT OF MEALINESS -
Obenland, D.M., Neipp, P.W. 2005. Forced hot air treatment of stone fruit to inhibit the development of mealiness. Acta Horticulturae 682:1171-1178
A GENERAL METHOD FOR TW-DIMENSIONAL PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS OF FRUIT SAMPLES -
Barraclough, D., Obenland, D.M., Laing, W., Carrol, T. 2003. A general method for tw-dimensional protein electrophoresis of fruit samples. Postharvest Biology and Technology 32(2004):175-181
ORGANIC QUARANTINE TREATMENTS FOR POME AND STONE FRUITS -
Neven, L.G., Obenland, D.M., Drake, S.R., Hallman, G.J. 2003. Organic quarantine treatments for pome and stone fruits. Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Research Conference Proceedings. San Diego, CA. 2 pages.
VOLATILE EMISSIONS OF NAVEL ORANGES AS PREDICTORS OF FREEZE DAMAGE -
Obenland, D.M., Aung, L.H., Bridges, D.L., Mackey, B.E. Volatile emissions of navel oranges as predictors of freeze damage. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2003. v. 51(11). p. 3367-3371.
CHLOROPHYLL FLUORESCENCE IMAGING TO DETECT POSTHARVEST QUARANTINE-INDUCED CITRUS RIND INJURY -
Obenland, D.M., Neipp, P.W. 2003. Chlorophyll fluorescence imaging to detect postharvest quarantine-induced citrus rind injury. HortScience 38:855
STONE FRUIT QUALTY FOLLOWING HIGH TEMPERATURE/CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERE TREATMENT -
Obenland, D.M., Neipp, P.W., Neven, L.G. Stone fruit qualty following high temperature/controlled atmosphere treatment. Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Research Conference Proceedings.
EXPANSIN PROTEIN LEVELS DECLINE WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF MEALINESS IN PEACHES -
Obenland, D.M., Crisosto, C.H., Rose, J.K.C. Expansin protein levels decline with development of mealiness in peaches. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 2003. v. 29. p. 11-18.
ESSENTIAL OILS AND CHILLING INJURY IN LEMON -
RELEASE OF D-LIMONENE FROM NON-INJURED AND INJURED LEMONS TREATED WITH HOT WATER AND COLD TEMPERATURE -
Last Modified: 8/26/2016
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