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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Breaking Critical Pest-related Trade Barriers for California Citrus Exports

Location: Commodity Protection and Quality Research

Project Number: 2034-43000-037-33-T
Project Type: Trust

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.

Last Modified: 2/23/2016
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