Project Number: 2034-43000-037-33-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Aug 1, 2013
End Date: Jan 14, 2015
Conduct research that proves that key pests can be controlled or eliminated from trade and marketing channels of fresh California citrus exports.
Utilize a cooperative effort between USDA-ARS, USDA-APHIS, California industry, and foreign counterparts to adress pest-related barriers to export. Particular attention will be paid to the expansion and retention of export markets. Pests will be targeted with novel postharvest techniques including, but not limited to: fumigation, heat/cold treatments, and system-based approaches. Whenever possible, techniques will be tailored to infrastructural and logistical requirements with priority given to those that minimize interruption to conventional methods of production, storage, and distribution.