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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Volatile Emission of Mechanically Damaged Almonds: An Old and New Method of Investigation to Determine Potential NOW Attractants)

Author
item Beck, John
item Merrill, Glory
item Higbee, Bradley
item Gee, Wai
item Light, Douglas - Doug
item Roitman, James
item Bettiga, James

Submitted to: Multicrop Aflatoxin and Fumonisin Elimination and Fungal Genomics Workshop-The Peanut Foundation
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/27/2007
Publication Date: 10/24/2007
Citation: Beck, J.J., Merrill, G.B., Higbee, B.S., Gee, W.S., Light, D.M., Roitman, J.N., Bettiga, J. 2007. Volatile Emission of Mechanically Damaged Almonds: An Old and New Method of Investigation to Determine Potential NOW Attractants. Multicrop Aflatoxin and Fumonisin Elimination and Fungal Genomics Workshop-The Peanut Foundation.

Interpretive Summary: Volatile emission of plants is typically measured by removal of the plant-part, transportation to a laboratory, and subsequent volatile analyses via a number of accepted methodologies. Studies performed by our laboratory have shown the volatile emission of removed plant parts are essentially identical to the volatiles produced if the plants parts were injured. Using a new method of on-plant analysis, the volatile output of control and damaged almonds was performed during the 2007 growing season. After completion of data analyses, the results of this method will be compared to previous almond volatile collection method results obtained by this laboratory. The methodology development of this technique will be discussed.

Technical Abstract: Volatile emission of plants is typically measured by removal of the plant-part, transportation to a laboratory, and subsequent volatile analyses via a number of accepted methodologies. Studies performed by our laboratory have shown the volatile emission of removed plant parts are essentially identical to the volatiles produced if the plants parts were injured. Using a new method of on-plant analysis, the volatile output of control and damaged almonds was performed during the 2007 growing season. After completion of data analyses, the results of this method will be compared to previous almond volatile collection method results obtained by this laboratory. The methodology development of this technique will be discussed.

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