Project Number: 2034-43000-040-57-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Apr 2, 2018
End Date: Jul 30, 2019
The objective of this cooperative research project is to determine whether fumigation with phosphine does not harm fruit quality and is a successful quarantine treatment for citrus.
Perform a variety of phosphine fumigation treatments designed to provide quarantine security for the Korean and Australian markets. Following simulated storage and marketing, general fruit characteristics as well as eating quality will be evaluated to determine if any of the treatments cause phytotoxicity and damage marketability. The response of a wide range of citrus types will be evaluated.