NE1836: Improving Quality and Reducing Losses in Specialty Fruit Crops through Storage Technologies

(Multistate Research Project)

Status: Active

SAES-422 Reports

01/01/1970

Cho, N. Chen and R.E. Paull, 2016. Modification of production systems for year-round marketing. Acta Horticulturae 1205, 191-202

Al Shoffe, Y., Nock, F.N., Zhang, Y., Zhu, L., Watkins, C.B. 2019. Comparisons of mineral and non-mineral prediction methods for bitter pit in ‘Honeycrisp’ apples. Scientia Hortic. 254:116-123;

Al Shoffe, Y., Shah, A.S., Nock, J.F., Watkins, C.B. 2018. Acetaldehyde and ethanol metabolism in relation to conditioning effects on soft scald development in ‘Honeycrisp’ apples. HortScience 53: 1347-1351

Al Shoffe, Y., Watkins, C.B. 2018. Initial short-term storage at 33⁰F reduces physiological disorder development in ‘Honeycrisp’ apples. HortTechnology. 28:481-484

Alsmairat, N., P. Engelgau, and R. Beaudry. 2018. Changes in free amino acid content in the flesh and peel of ‘Cavendish’ banana fruit as related to branched-chain ester production, ripening, and senescence. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 143(5):1–11.

Alsmairat, N., R.M. Beaudry. 2018. Changes in free amino acid content in the flesh and peel of ‘Cavendish’ banana fruit as related to branched-chain ester production, ripening, and senescence. Annual meeting American Society for Horticultural Science, 28 July - 4 Aug., Washington, D.C. (abstract)

Beaudry, R., P. Abeli, P., Fanning, R. Isaacs. 2018. Evaluation of insect disinfestation options for blueberry fruit. Agripace. Nov. 26 - 28, Bangkok Thailand. (abstract).

Bertucci, M.B., Jennings, K.M., Monks, D.W., Schultheis, J.R., Perkins-Veazie, P. 2018. early season growth, yield, and fruit quality of standard and mini watermelon grafted onto several commercially available cucurbit rootstocks. HortTechnology 28 (4), 459-469.

Brikis, Zarei, Chiu, Deyman, Liu, Trobacher, Hoover, Subedi, DeEll, Bozzo, and Shelp. 2018.  Targeted quantitative profiling of metabolites and gene transcripts associated with GABA in apple fruit stored under multiple abiotic stresses. Hort. Res. 5:61.

Carnelossi, M., J.K. Brecht, D. Huber, L.M. Carvalho, and S.A. Sargent. 2018. Vacuum infusion of pectin methylesterase and calcium maintains firmness of the fresh-cut strawberry. Actas Portuguesas de Horticultura 29:132-140.

Carnelossi, M.A.G., E.O.A. Sena, A.D. Berry and S.A. Sargent. 2019. Effect of forced-air cooling, hydrocooling, or their combination on fruit quality of two southern highbush blueberry cultivars.  HortScience 54:136-142.

Chopra, S. and R. Beaudry. 2018. Innovative composite wall designs for evaporative cooled storage structures Indian J. Agric. 88:1692-1695.

Chopra, S., and R. Beaudry. 2018. Redesigning evaporatively cooled rooms to incorporate solar powered refrigeration in India. Acta Hort. 1194:609-615.

De, J., A. Sreedharan, Y. Li, A. Gutierre, J.K. Brecht, S.A. Sargent, and K.R. Schneider. 2019. Comparing the efficacy of postharvest cooling methods to enhance fruit quality and reduce Salmonella in artificially inoculated southern highbush blueberry. HortTechnology 29:314-319.

Daniels, M., A.H. Simonne, S. Jensen, D. Diehl, K.P. Shelnutt, C. Bruhn, J.K. Brecht, A.F. Wysocki, R. Cook, and E. Mitcham. 2018. Consumer perceptions of quality and price of high-value specialty crops in supermarkets in the United States: Lessons for producers, handlers and educators. Acta Hort. 1213:21-30.

Doerflinger, F.C., Nock, J.F., Miller, W.B., Watkins, C.B. 2019. Preharvest aminoethoxyvinylglycine (AVG) and 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) effects on ethylene and starch concentrations of ‘Empire’ and ‘McIntosh’ apples. Scientia Hortic. 244: 134-140

Fall, L.A., Perkins-Veazie, P., Ma, G. and McGregor, C. 2019.  QTLs associated with flesh quality traits in an elite × elite watermelon population. Euphytica 215:30-35.

Flaherty, DeEll, Shelp and Bozzo. 2018.  1-MCP affects shelf-life of controlled atmosphere stored Cold Snap pears. Can. J. Plant Sci. 98:1365-1375.

Flaherty, Lum, DeEll, Subedi, Shelp and Bozzo.  2018.  Metabolic alterations in postharvest pear fruit as influenced by 1-MCP and controlled atmosphere storage. J. Agric. Food Chem. 66:12989-12999.

Gallardo, R.K., E.T. Stafne, L.W. DeVetter, Q. Zhang, C. Li, F. Takeda, J. Williamson, W.Q. Yang, W.O. Cline, R. Beaudry, and R. Allen. 2018. blueberry producers’ attitudes toward harvest mechanization for fresh market. HortTechnology, 28: 10-16.

Gomes, M.H., Beaudry, R.M., and Almeida, D.P.F. 2018. Volatile profile of fresh-cut ‘Rocha’ pear under various temperatures and oxygen levels. Acta Hort. 1209:247-250.

Guillén, F., N.J. Chen, G. Uruu, R.E. Paull. 2018. Methyl jasmonate as postharvest treatment enhances quality of pineapple during storage at ambient temperature. Acta Horticulturae

Guillén, F., N.J. Chen, G. Uruu, R.E. Paull. 2018. Methyl jasmonate as postharvest treatment enhances quality of pineapple during storage at ambient temperature. POST18 XII Simposio Nacional y Iberico de Maduracion y Postsecha, Badajoz 2018 June 4 -7 Poster S2-P11.

Guimarães, G.H., S. de Melo Silva, R. Silva, M. Madruga, A.S. Sousa, A. Brito, and R. Beaudry. 2018. Effect of plant-based coatings on the volatile profile of 'Pérola' pineapple. Acta Hort. 1194:1519-1526

Hartman, J.L., Perkins-Veazie, P., Wehner, T.C. 2019. Citrulline and arginine are moderately heritable in two red-fleshed watermelon populations. HortScience 54(2):200-205.

Hartman, J.L., Wehner, T., Ma, G., Perkins-Veazie, P. 2019. Citrulline and arginine content of taxa of cucurbitaceae. Horticulturae 5 (1):22.

Iqbal, Z., Randhawa, M. A., Zahoor, T., Asghar, M., and Beaudry, R. 2018. Influence of 1-methylcyclopropene on physico-chemical properties of ‘Gola’ and ‘Surahi’ guava (Psidium guajava L.) under air storage. Pakistan J. Agric. Sci, 55(2):389-396.

Jiang, F., A. Lopez, S. Jeon, S.T. de Freitas, Q. Yu, Z. Wu, J. Labavitch, S. Tian, A.L. Powell, and E. Mitcham.  2019.  Disassembly of the fruit cell wall by the ripening-associated polygalacturonase and expanin influences tomato cracking.  Hort. Research 6:17.

Lee, J., Cheng, L., Rudell, D.R., Nock, J. F., Watkins, C.B. 2019. Antioxidant metabolism in stem and calyx end tissues in relation to flesh browning development during storage of 1-methylcyclopropene treated ‘Empire’ apples.  Postharvest Biol. Technol. 149:66-73.;

Lobos, G.A., C. Bravo, M. Valdés, J. Graell, I. Lara, R.M. Beaudry, and C. Moggia. 2018. Within-plant variability in blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.): maturity at harvest and position within the canopy influence fruit firmness at harvest and postharvest. Postharvest Biology Technol. 146:26-35.

McClure, K.A., Gardner, K.M., Douglas, G.M., Song, J., Forney, C.F., DeLong, J., Fan, L., Du, L., Toivonen, P.M.A., Somers, D.J., Rajcan, I., Myles, S. 2018. A genome-wide association study of apple quality and scab resistance. The Plant Genome 11(1): 1-14

Mercier, S., J.K. Brecht, and I. Uysal. 2019. Commercial forced-air precooling of strawberries: a temperature distribution and correlation study. J. Food Eng.  242:47-54.

Nourredine, B., and R.M. Beaudry. 2018. Effects of temperature on postharvest respiratory parameters and quality attributes of ackee (Blighia sapida Köenig) fruit arils during storage. International Food Research Journal 25(1): 119 - 126.

Paull, R. E. and N. J. Chen. Postharvest Losses and Safety of Fruits and Vegetables for Enhanced Sustainability. (Abstract) International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture for Rural Development 2018 (ICSARD-2018), 19-20 October 2018, Purwokerto-Indonesia

Pent, Meyers, Yang, Whitaker, Trouth, Shangguan, Huang, Litt, Little, Ke, Jurik.2019. A novel hydroxycinnamoyl transferase is responsible for synthesis of hydroxycinnamoyl spermine conjugate in Solanum richardii fruits. BMC Plant Biol. 19:261.

Pinto, P.M., P.C. Spricigo, S.R. da Silva, S.A. Sargent, A.P. Jacomino. 2018. Effect of 1-MCP and low temperature storage on postharvest conservation of camu-camu. Acta Physiologia Plantarum 40:205.

Sena, E.O.A., P.S.O. da Silva, H.G.S. de Araujo, M.C.A. Batista, P.N. Matos, S.A. Sargent, L.F.G. Oliveira Junior, and M.A.G. Carnelossi. 2019. Postharvest quality of cashew apple after hydrocooling and cold room. Postharvest Biology & Technology 155:65-71.

Shelp, Deyman, DeEll, and Bozzo. 2019.  Polyamine homeostasis in apple fruit stored under multiple abiotic stresses. Can. J. Plant Sci. 99:88-92.

Suchoff, D.H., Perkins-Veazie, P., Sederoff, H.W., Schultheis, J.R., Gunter, C. 2018. Grafting the indeterminate tomato cultivar Moneymaker onto Multifort rootstock improves cold tolerance. HortScience 53 (11), 1610-1617.

Suthar, R.G., C. Wang, M.C.N. Nunes, J. Chen, S.A. Sargent, R.A. Bucklin and B. Gao. 2018. Bamboo biochar pyrolyzed at low temperature improves tomato plant growth and fruit quality. Agriculture 8:153-155.

Toivonen, P.M.A. 2018. 1-MCP before and after processing of fresh-cut produce: from science evidence to technology transfer. Acta Hortic. 1209, 11-18

Toivonen, P.M.A. 2018. Ethical and technical issues for transport, distribution and retail sale of fresh horticultural crops. Acta Hortic. 1194, 1291-1298.

Toivonen, P.M.A., Lu, C., Stoochnoff, J. 2019. Postharvest quality implications of preharvest treatments applied to enhance Ambrosia™ apple red blush colour at harvest. Canadian J. Plant Sci. 99:40-49

Toivonen, P.M.A., Stoochnoff, J., Usher, K., Lu, C., Wiersma, P.A., Zhou, C. 2019. Biochemical and Gene Expression Involved in Red Blush Color Development in ‘Ambrosia’ Apple. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 144(3):164–171. 2019.

Tong, C.B.S., Beaudry R.M., Contreras C., Watkins, C., Nock, J., Vickers, Z., Baures, K., Luby, J., Bedford, D. 2019. Postharvest Performance of ‘Minneiska’ apple, a Progeny of ‘Honeycrisp’. J. Amer. Pomol. Soc. 73:82-94 

Tran, D. and R. Beaudry. 2018. Response of CA stored ‘Honeycrisp’ apple on fruit quality to application of DPA and preconditioning. Ha Noi International Postharvest Conference, Nov 5 - 7, 2018, Ha Noi, Vietnam (abstract).

Vinson, E.L. Coneva, E.D., Kemble, J.M., Woods, F.M., Sibley, J.L, Fonsah, E.G., Perkins-Veazie, P. 2018. Prediction of flower emergence and evaluation of cropping potential in selected banana cultivars (Musa sp.) cultivated in subtropical conditions of coastal Alabama. HortScience 53 (11), 1634-1639.

Wong, Kylie, Sharon Motomura, Robert E Paull. 2018. Postharvest Handling and Food Safety – Layers of Protection. Food Safety and Technology Series. FST-66.

Yuan, P., Yang, Poovaiah.  2018. Calcium signaling-mediated plant response to cold stress.  International J. Molecular Sci. 19:3896.

Zhang, Y., Nock, J.F., Al Shoffe, Y., Watkins, C.B. 2019. Non-destructive prediction of soluble solids and dry matter concentrations in eight apple cultivars using portable near-infrared spectroscopy Postharvest Biol. Technol. 151:111-118.

 

Book Chapters

Brecht, J.K., S.A. Sargent, P.E. Brecht, J. Saenz, and L. Rodowick. 2019. J.K. Brecht (ed.). Protecting Perishable Foods During Transport by Truck or Rail. University of Florida and USDA AMS, Gainesville, Fla., HS1328. 204 p.

Brecht, J. K. 2018. Mango, p. 443-466. In: S. Pareek and S. Tonetto de Freitas (eds.). Physiological Disorders in Fruits and Vegetables. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fla.

Garth M. Sanewski, Duane P. Bartholomew and Robert E. Paull, 2018, The Pineapple 2nd Edition Botany, Production and Uses. 336 pages, CABI, United Kingdom

Khatiwada, B. and E. Mitcham.  2018.  Cherry. In: Physiological Disorders in Fruits and Vegetables. CRC Press. 223-236. 

Paull and Ching-Cheng Chen, 2018. Postharvest Physiology, Handling, and Storage of Pineapple. p295- 323. In. Garth M. Sanewski, Duane P. Bartholomew and Robert E. Paull, (Editors), The Pineapple 2nd Edition Botany, Production and Uses. 336 pages, CABI, United Kingdom.  

Uthairatanakij, Apiradee, Pongphen Jitareerat and Robert E. Paull. 2018. Pp 339 - 376. In. Galán Saúco, V. and Ping, L. (eds.), Achieving sustainable cultivation of mangoes, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, UK.

Watkins, C.B., Mattheis, J.P. 2019. Apple. In: Postharvest Physiological Disorders in Fruits and Vegetables. Chapter 8, p165-206. de Freitas,S.T., Pareek, S. (Eds.), CRC Press, ISBN 9781138035508

 

Extension / Outreach Publications

Brecht, J.K. and S.A. Sargent. 2018. Tips for tuning up packing and cooling facilities. Veg. Spec. Crops Newsletter, 1(9):6-7.

Chang, Y., A. Sarkhosh, J. Brecht, and P. Andersen. 2018. Thinning Florida peaches for larger fruit. HS1324. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.

DeEll, J. 2018.  Evaluation of storage regimes for Honeycrisp apples.  Orchard Network 22(1):17-18.

DeEll, J. 2018.  Storage advice for the mystifying Honeycrisp apple.  The Grower 68(5):22.

DeEll, J. 2018.  Timing of Harvista orchard spray influences quality of McIntosh apples.  Orchard Network 22(3):12-13.

DeEll, J. 2019.  Development of internal browning in Gala apples. The Grower 69(5):18.

Kou, J., J. Zhang, T. Zhong, J. K. Brecht, S.A. Sargent, A. Plotto, J. Bai, X. Sun, and M.A. Ritenour.  2019. Control of strawberry postharvest decay caused by Botrytis cinerea and Rhizopus stolonifer using essential oils (carvacrol and thymol). Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 132: (In Press).

Rubio, Z., M.A. Olmstead, and J.K. Brecht. 2018. Impact of nitrogen fertilization on compositional and physical attributes of melting and non-melting flesh peach fruit. Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 131:52-57.

Tamashiro, T., S.A. Sargent, and A.D. Berry. 2018. Quality evaluation of strawberry bruised by simulated drop heights. Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 131:171-177.

Walsh. 2018.  Weekly extension publications on apple fruit maturity in Penn State Extension Fruit Times.

 

Presentations:

 

Brecht, J.K.  (Presenter): “Banana, Mango, Pineapple, Citrus.” Fresh-cut Short Course, Univ. Calif., Davis, 19 September, 2018.

Brecht, J.K.  (Presenter): “Fresh-cut Quality Issues Regarding Cell Integrity, Translucency & Juice Leakage.” Fresh-cut Short Course, Univ. Calif., Davis, 18 September, 2018.

Brecht, J.K.  (Presenter): “Modified Atmospheres: Benefits and Risks to Fresh-cut Produce.” Fresh-cut Short Course, Univ. Calif., Davis, 18 September, 2018.

Brecht, J.K.  (Presenter): “Peach Harvesting and Postharvest Handling Considerations for Different Markets.” Stone Fruit Field Day, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, May 29, 2018.

Brecht, J.K.  (Presenter): “Postharvest Physiological Disorders of Mango.” Florida State Horticultural Society, Maitland, FL, June 10, 2019.

Brecht, J.K.  (Presenter): “Ripening Mangos and Papayas”. Fruit Ripening & Retail Handling Workshop, Univ. Calif., Davis, 11 April, 2018.

Brecht, J.K.  (Presenter): “Ripening Temperature Management”. Fruit Ripening & Retail Handling Workshop, Univ. Calif., Davis, 10 April, 2018.

Chang, L. (Presenter) and J.K. Brecht. “Variation Among Strawberry Cultivars in Bruising Susceptibility Related to Wound Ethylene Production and Sensitivity.” Florida State Horticultural Society, Maitland, FL, June 10, 2019.

Kou, J. (Presenter), J. Zhang, T. Zhong, J.K. Brecht, S.A. Sargent., A. Plotto, J. Bai, X. Sun, and M.A. Ritenour: “Control of Strawberry Postharvest Decay Caused by Botrytis cinerea and Rhizopus stolonifer Using Essential Oils (Carvacrol and Thymol).” Florida State Horticultural Society, Maitland, FL, June 11, 2019.

Marín, A. (Presenter), E. Baldwin, J. Bai, D. Wood, J.K. Brecht, and A. Plotto: “Edible Coatings as Carriers of Antioxidant Compounds to Maintain Appealing Appearance of Fresh-cut Mango.” Florida State Horticultural Society, Maitland, FL, June 10, 2019.

Sargent, S.A. (Organizer), J.K. Brecht, M.A. Ritenour and J.A. Bartz. Postharvest Quality and Food Safety of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. Tabletop examples and materials demonstrating postharvest disorders, diseases and food safety training opportunities. AgExpo. Nov. 7, 2018. Wimauma, FL.

Sargent, S.A. (Presenter): “How Novel Research in Postharvest Biology and Technology will Contribute to Reducing Food Losses.” 2019. XVII Brazilian Congress of Plant Physiology: June 12, 2019. Cuiabá, Brazil.

Sargent, S.A. and K.R. Schneider (Co-organizers) 2018 Florida Tomato Food Safety Workshop. September 4, 2018. Naples, FL.

Shahzad, F. (Presenter), Jeffrey K. Brecht, F. Gmitter, Y. Wang, M.A. Ritenour, and T. Vashisth: “Role of Pre-harvest Nutrition on Postharvest Quality of HLB-affected Mandarins.” Florida State Horticultural Society, Maitland, FL, June 10, 2019.

Zhang, J. (Presenter), J. Kou, T. Zhong, J.K. Brecht, S.A. Sargent, A. Plotto, J. Bai, X. Sun, and M.A. Ritenour: “A Slow-Release Chlorine Dioxide Gas Treatment Can Reduce Postharvest Decay of Fresh Strawberries.” Florida State Horticultural Society, Maitland, FL, June 11, 2019.

Zhong, T. (Presenter), J. Zhang, J. Kou, X. Sun, J. Bai, J. Brecht, S. Surgent, A. Plotto, and M. Ritenour: “The Effect of Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) Gas on Reducing Postharvest Decay Caused by Rhizopus stolonifera in Strawberries.” Florida State Horticultural Society, Maitland, FL, June 10, 2019.

 

 

External Funding Received

Sargent, S.A. and K.R. Schneider (Co-organizers) 2018 Florida Tomato Food Safety Workshop. September 4, 2018. Naples, FL.

Sargent, S.A. (Organizer), J.K. Brecht, M.A. Ritenour and J.A. Bartz. Postharvest Quality and Food Safety of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. Tabletop examples and materials demonstrating postharvest disorders, diseases and food safety training opportunities. AgExpo. Nov. 7, 2018. Wimauma, FL.

01/01/1970

Cho, N. Chen and R.E. Paull, 2016. Modification of production systems for year-round marketing. Acta Horticulturae 1205, 191-202

Al Shoffe, Y., Nock, F.N., Zhang, Y., Zhu, L., Watkins, C.B. 2019. Comparisons of mineral and non-mineral prediction methods for bitter pit in ‘Honeycrisp’ apples. Scientia Hortic. 254:116-123;

Al Shoffe, Y., Shah, A.S., Nock, J.F., Watkins, C.B. 2018. Acetaldehyde and ethanol metabolism in relation to conditioning effects on soft scald development in ‘Honeycrisp’ apples. HortScience 53: 1347-1351

Al Shoffe, Y., Watkins, C.B. 2018. Initial short-term storage at 33⁰F reduces physiological disorder development in ‘Honeycrisp’ apples. HortTechnology. 28:481-484

Alsmairat, N., P. Engelgau, and R. Beaudry. 2018. Changes in free amino acid content in the flesh and peel of ‘Cavendish’ banana fruit as related to branched-chain ester production, ripening, and senescence. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 143(5):1–11.

Alsmairat, N., R.M. Beaudry. 2018. Changes in free amino acid content in the flesh and peel of ‘Cavendish’ banana fruit as related to branched-chain ester production, ripening, and senescence. Annual meeting American Society for Horticultural Science, 28 July - 4 Aug., Washington, D.C. (abstract)

Beaudry, R., P. Abeli, P., Fanning, R. Isaacs. 2018. Evaluation of insect disinfestation options for blueberry fruit. Agripace. Nov. 26 - 28, Bangkok Thailand. (abstract).

Bertucci, M.B., Jennings, K.M., Monks, D.W., Schultheis, J.R., Perkins-Veazie, P. 2018. early season growth, yield, and fruit quality of standard and mini watermelon grafted onto several commercially available cucurbit rootstocks. HortTechnology 28 (4), 459-469.

Brikis, Zarei, Chiu, Deyman, Liu, Trobacher, Hoover, Subedi, DeEll, Bozzo, and Shelp. 2018.  Targeted quantitative profiling of metabolites and gene transcripts associated with GABA in apple fruit stored under multiple abiotic stresses. Hort. Res. 5:61.

Carnelossi, M., J.K. Brecht, D. Huber, L.M. Carvalho, and S.A. Sargent. 2018. Vacuum infusion of pectin methylesterase and calcium maintains firmness of the fresh-cut strawberry. Actas Portuguesas de Horticultura 29:132-140.

Carnelossi, M.A.G., E.O.A. Sena, A.D. Berry and S.A. Sargent. 2019. Effect of forced-air cooling, hydrocooling, or their combination on fruit quality of two southern highbush blueberry cultivars.  HortScience 54:136-142.

Chopra, S. and R. Beaudry. 2018. Innovative composite wall designs for evaporative cooled storage structures Indian J. Agric. 88:1692-1695.

Chopra, S., and R. Beaudry. 2018. Redesigning evaporatively cooled rooms to incorporate solar powered refrigeration in India. Acta Hort. 1194:609-615.

De, J., A. Sreedharan, Y. Li, A. Gutierre, J.K. Brecht, S.A. Sargent, and K.R. Schneider. 2019. Comparing the efficacy of postharvest cooling methods to enhance fruit quality and reduce Salmonella in artificially inoculated southern highbush blueberry. HortTechnology 29:314-319.

Daniels, M., A.H. Simonne, S. Jensen, D. Diehl, K.P. Shelnutt, C. Bruhn, J.K. Brecht, A.F. Wysocki, R. Cook, and E. Mitcham. 2018. Consumer perceptions of quality and price of high-value specialty crops in supermarkets in the United States: Lessons for producers, handlers and educators. Acta Hort. 1213:21-30.

Doerflinger, F.C., Nock, J.F., Miller, W.B., Watkins, C.B. 2019. Preharvest aminoethoxyvinylglycine (AVG) and 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) effects on ethylene and starch concentrations of ‘Empire’ and ‘McIntosh’ apples. Scientia Hortic. 244: 134-140

Fall, L.A., Perkins-Veazie, P., Ma, G. and McGregor, C. 2019.  QTLs associated with flesh quality traits in an elite × elite watermelon population. Euphytica 215:30-35.

Flaherty, DeEll, Shelp and Bozzo. 2018.  1-MCP affects shelf-life of controlled atmosphere stored Cold Snap pears. Can. J. Plant Sci. 98:1365-1375.

Flaherty, Lum, DeEll, Subedi, Shelp and Bozzo.  2018.  Metabolic alterations in postharvest pear fruit as influenced by 1-MCP and controlled atmosphere storage. J. Agric. Food Chem. 66:12989-12999.

Gallardo, R.K., E.T. Stafne, L.W. DeVetter, Q. Zhang, C. Li, F. Takeda, J. Williamson, W.Q. Yang, W.O. Cline, R. Beaudry, and R. Allen. 2018. blueberry producers’ attitudes toward harvest mechanization for fresh market. HortTechnology, 28: 10-16.

Gomes, M.H., Beaudry, R.M., and Almeida, D.P.F. 2018. Volatile profile of fresh-cut ‘Rocha’ pear under various temperatures and oxygen levels. Acta Hort. 1209:247-250.

Guillén, F., N.J. Chen, G. Uruu, R.E. Paull. 2018. Methyl jasmonate as postharvest treatment enhances quality of pineapple during storage at ambient temperature. Acta Horticulturae

Guillén, F., N.J. Chen, G. Uruu, R.E. Paull. 2018. Methyl jasmonate as postharvest treatment enhances quality of pineapple during storage at ambient temperature. POST18 XII Simposio Nacional y Iberico de Maduracion y Postsecha, Badajoz 2018 June 4 -7 Poster S2-P11.

Guimarães, G.H., S. de Melo Silva, R. Silva, M. Madruga, A.S. Sousa, A. Brito, and R. Beaudry. 2018. Effect of plant-based coatings on the volatile profile of 'Pérola' pineapple. Acta Hort. 1194:1519-1526

Hartman, J.L., Perkins-Veazie, P., Wehner, T.C. 2019. Citrulline and arginine are moderately heritable in two red-fleshed watermelon populations. HortScience 54(2):200-205.

Hartman, J.L., Wehner, T., Ma, G., Perkins-Veazie, P. 2019. Citrulline and arginine content of taxa of cucurbitaceae. Horticulturae 5 (1):22.

Iqbal, Z., Randhawa, M. A., Zahoor, T., Asghar, M., and Beaudry, R. 2018. Influence of 1-methylcyclopropene on physico-chemical properties of ‘Gola’ and ‘Surahi’ guava (Psidium guajava L.) under air storage. Pakistan J. Agric. Sci, 55(2):389-396.

Jiang, F., A. Lopez, S. Jeon, S.T. de Freitas, Q. Yu, Z. Wu, J. Labavitch, S. Tian, A.L. Powell, and E. Mitcham.  2019.  Disassembly of the fruit cell wall by the ripening-associated polygalacturonase and expanin influences tomato cracking.  Hort. Research 6:17.

Lee, J., Cheng, L., Rudell, D.R., Nock, J. F., Watkins, C.B. 2019. Antioxidant metabolism in stem and calyx end tissues in relation to flesh browning development during storage of 1-methylcyclopropene treated ‘Empire’ apples.  Postharvest Biol. Technol. 149:66-73.;

Lobos, G.A., C. Bravo, M. Valdés, J. Graell, I. Lara, R.M. Beaudry, and C. Moggia. 2018. Within-plant variability in blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.): maturity at harvest and position within the canopy influence fruit firmness at harvest and postharvest. Postharvest Biology Technol. 146:26-35.

McClure, K.A., Gardner, K.M., Douglas, G.M., Song, J., Forney, C.F., DeLong, J., Fan, L., Du, L., Toivonen, P.M.A., Somers, D.J., Rajcan, I., Myles, S. 2018. A genome-wide association study of apple quality and scab resistance. The Plant Genome 11(1): 1-14

Mercier, S., J.K. Brecht, and I. Uysal. 2019. Commercial forced-air precooling of strawberries: a temperature distribution and correlation study. J. Food Eng.  242:47-54.

Nourredine, B., and R.M. Beaudry. 2018. Effects of temperature on postharvest respiratory parameters and quality attributes of ackee (Blighia sapida Köenig) fruit arils during storage. International Food Research Journal 25(1): 119 - 126.

Paull, R. E. and N. J. Chen. Postharvest Losses and Safety of Fruits and Vegetables for Enhanced Sustainability. (Abstract) International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture for Rural Development 2018 (ICSARD-2018), 19-20 October 2018, Purwokerto-Indonesia

Pent, Meyers, Yang, Whitaker, Trouth, Shangguan, Huang, Litt, Little, Ke, Jurik.2019. A novel hydroxycinnamoyl transferase is responsible for synthesis of hydroxycinnamoyl spermine conjugate in Solanum richardii fruits. BMC Plant Biol. 19:261.

Pinto, P.M., P.C. Spricigo, S.R. da Silva, S.A. Sargent, A.P. Jacomino. 2018. Effect of 1-MCP and low temperature storage on postharvest conservation of camu-camu. Acta Physiologia Plantarum 40:205.

Sena, E.O.A., P.S.O. da Silva, H.G.S. de Araujo, M.C.A. Batista, P.N. Matos, S.A. Sargent, L.F.G. Oliveira Junior, and M.A.G. Carnelossi. 2019. Postharvest quality of cashew apple after hydrocooling and cold room. Postharvest Biology & Technology 155:65-71.

Shelp, Deyman, DeEll, and Bozzo. 2019.  Polyamine homeostasis in apple fruit stored under multiple abiotic stresses. Can. J. Plant Sci. 99:88-92.

Suchoff, D.H., Perkins-Veazie, P., Sederoff, H.W., Schultheis, J.R., Gunter, C. 2018. Grafting the indeterminate tomato cultivar Moneymaker onto Multifort rootstock improves cold tolerance. HortScience 53 (11), 1610-1617.

Suthar, R.G., C. Wang, M.C.N. Nunes, J. Chen, S.A. Sargent, R.A. Bucklin and B. Gao. 2018. Bamboo biochar pyrolyzed at low temperature improves tomato plant growth and fruit quality. Agriculture 8:153-155.

Toivonen, P.M.A. 2018. 1-MCP before and after processing of fresh-cut produce: from science evidence to technology transfer. Acta Hortic. 1209, 11-18

Toivonen, P.M.A. 2018. Ethical and technical issues for transport, distribution and retail sale of fresh horticultural crops. Acta Hortic. 1194, 1291-1298.

Toivonen, P.M.A., Lu, C., Stoochnoff, J. 2019. Postharvest quality implications of preharvest treatments applied to enhance Ambrosia™ apple red blush colour at harvest. Canadian J. Plant Sci. 99:40-49

Toivonen, P.M.A., Stoochnoff, J., Usher, K., Lu, C., Wiersma, P.A., Zhou, C. 2019. Biochemical and Gene Expression Involved in Red Blush Color Development in ‘Ambrosia’ Apple. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 144(3):164–171. 2019.

Tong, C.B.S., Beaudry R.M., Contreras C., Watkins, C., Nock, J., Vickers, Z., Baures, K., Luby, J., Bedford, D. 2019. Postharvest Performance of ‘Minneiska’ apple, a Progeny of ‘Honeycrisp’. J. Amer. Pomol. Soc. 73:82-94 

Tran, D. and R. Beaudry. 2018. Response of CA stored ‘Honeycrisp’ apple on fruit quality to application of DPA and preconditioning. Ha Noi International Postharvest Conference, Nov 5 - 7, 2018, Ha Noi, Vietnam (abstract).

Vinson, E.L. Coneva, E.D., Kemble, J.M., Woods, F.M., Sibley, J.L, Fonsah, E.G., Perkins-Veazie, P. 2018. Prediction of flower emergence and evaluation of cropping potential in selected banana cultivars (Musa sp.) cultivated in subtropical conditions of coastal Alabama. HortScience 53 (11), 1634-1639.

Wong, Kylie, Sharon Motomura, Robert E Paull. 2018. Postharvest Handling and Food Safety – Layers of Protection. Food Safety and Technology Series. FST-66.

Yuan, P., Yang, Poovaiah.  2018. Calcium signaling-mediated plant response to cold stress.  International J. Molecular Sci. 19:3896.

Zhang, Y., Nock, J.F., Al Shoffe, Y., Watkins, C.B. 2019. Non-destructive prediction of soluble solids and dry matter concentrations in eight apple cultivars using portable near-infrared spectroscopy Postharvest Biol. Technol. 151:111-118.

 

Book Chapters

Brecht, J.K., S.A. Sargent, P.E. Brecht, J. Saenz, and L. Rodowick. 2019. J.K. Brecht (ed.). Protecting Perishable Foods During Transport by Truck or Rail. University of Florida and USDA AMS, Gainesville, Fla., HS1328. 204 p.

Brecht, J. K. 2018. Mango, p. 443-466. In: S. Pareek and S. Tonetto de Freitas (eds.). Physiological Disorders in Fruits and Vegetables. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fla.

Garth M. Sanewski, Duane P. Bartholomew and Robert E. Paull, 2018, The Pineapple 2nd Edition Botany, Production and Uses. 336 pages, CABI, United Kingdom

Khatiwada, B. and E. Mitcham.  2018.  Cherry. In: Physiological Disorders in Fruits and Vegetables. CRC Press. 223-236. 

Paull and Ching-Cheng Chen, 2018. Postharvest Physiology, Handling, and Storage of Pineapple. p295- 323. In. Garth M. Sanewski, Duane P. Bartholomew and Robert E. Paull, (Editors), The Pineapple 2nd Edition Botany, Production and Uses. 336 pages, CABI, United Kingdom.  

Uthairatanakij, Apiradee, Pongphen Jitareerat and Robert E. Paull. 2018. Pp 339 - 376. In. Galán Saúco, V. and Ping, L. (eds.), Achieving sustainable cultivation of mangoes, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, UK.

Watkins, C.B., Mattheis, J.P. 2019. Apple. In: Postharvest Physiological Disorders in Fruits and Vegetables. Chapter 8, p165-206. de Freitas,S.T., Pareek, S. (Eds.), CRC Press, ISBN 9781138035508

 

Extension / Outreach Publications

Brecht, J.K. and S.A. Sargent. 2018. Tips for tuning up packing and cooling facilities. Veg. Spec. Crops Newsletter, 1(9):6-7.

Chang, Y., A. Sarkhosh, J. Brecht, and P. Andersen. 2018. Thinning Florida peaches for larger fruit. HS1324. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.

DeEll, J. 2018.  Evaluation of storage regimes for Honeycrisp apples.  Orchard Network 22(1):17-18.

DeEll, J. 2018.  Storage advice for the mystifying Honeycrisp apple.  The Grower 68(5):22.

DeEll, J. 2018.  Timing of Harvista orchard spray influences quality of McIntosh apples.  Orchard Network 22(3):12-13.

DeEll, J. 2019.  Development of internal browning in Gala apples. The Grower 69(5):18.

Kou, J., J. Zhang, T. Zhong, J. K. Brecht, S.A. Sargent, A. Plotto, J. Bai, X. Sun, and M.A. Ritenour.  2019. Control of strawberry postharvest decay caused by Botrytis cinerea and Rhizopus stolonifer using essential oils (carvacrol and thymol). Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 132: (In Press).

Rubio, Z., M.A. Olmstead, and J.K. Brecht. 2018. Impact of nitrogen fertilization on compositional and physical attributes of melting and non-melting flesh peach fruit. Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 131:52-57.

Tamashiro, T., S.A. Sargent, and A.D. Berry. 2018. Quality evaluation of strawberry bruised by simulated drop heights. Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 131:171-177.

Walsh. 2018.  Weekly extension publications on apple fruit maturity in Penn State Extension Fruit Times.

 

Presentations:

 

Brecht, J.K.  (Presenter): “Banana, Mango, Pineapple, Citrus.” Fresh-cut Short Course, Univ. Calif., Davis, 19 September, 2018.

Brecht, J.K.  (Presenter): “Fresh-cut Quality Issues Regarding Cell Integrity, Translucency & Juice Leakage.” Fresh-cut Short Course, Univ. Calif., Davis, 18 September, 2018.

Brecht, J.K.  (Presenter): “Modified Atmospheres: Benefits and Risks to Fresh-cut Produce.” Fresh-cut Short Course, Univ. Calif., Davis, 18 September, 2018.

Brecht, J.K.  (Presenter): “Peach Harvesting and Postharvest Handling Considerations for Different Markets.” Stone Fruit Field Day, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, May 29, 2018.

Brecht, J.K.  (Presenter): “Postharvest Physiological Disorders of Mango.” Florida State Horticultural Society, Maitland, FL, June 10, 2019.

Brecht, J.K.  (Presenter): “Ripening Mangos and Papayas”. Fruit Ripening & Retail Handling Workshop, Univ. Calif., Davis, 11 April, 2018.

Brecht, J.K.  (Presenter): “Ripening Temperature Management”. Fruit Ripening & Retail Handling Workshop, Univ. Calif., Davis, 10 April, 2018.

Chang, L. (Presenter) and J.K. Brecht. “Variation Among Strawberry Cultivars in Bruising Susceptibility Related to Wound Ethylene Production and Sensitivity.” Florida State Horticultural Society, Maitland, FL, June 10, 2019.

Kou, J. (Presenter), J. Zhang, T. Zhong, J.K. Brecht, S.A. Sargent., A. Plotto, J. Bai, X. Sun, and M.A. Ritenour: “Control of Strawberry Postharvest Decay Caused by Botrytis cinerea and Rhizopus stolonifer Using Essential Oils (Carvacrol and Thymol).” Florida State Horticultural Society, Maitland, FL, June 11, 2019.

Marín, A. (Presenter), E. Baldwin, J. Bai, D. Wood, J.K. Brecht, and A. Plotto: “Edible Coatings as Carriers of Antioxidant Compounds to Maintain Appealing Appearance of Fresh-cut Mango.” Florida State Horticultural Society, Maitland, FL, June 10, 2019.

Sargent, S.A. (Organizer), J.K. Brecht, M.A. Ritenour and J.A. Bartz. Postharvest Quality and Food Safety of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. Tabletop examples and materials demonstrating postharvest disorders, diseases and food safety training opportunities. AgExpo. Nov. 7, 2018. Wimauma, FL.

Sargent, S.A. (Presenter): “How Novel Research in Postharvest Biology and Technology will Contribute to Reducing Food Losses.” 2019. XVII Brazilian Congress of Plant Physiology: June 12, 2019. Cuiabá, Brazil.

Sargent, S.A. and K.R. Schneider (Co-organizers) 2018 Florida Tomato Food Safety Workshop. September 4, 2018. Naples, FL.

Shahzad, F. (Presenter), Jeffrey K. Brecht, F. Gmitter, Y. Wang, M.A. Ritenour, and T. Vashisth: “Role of Pre-harvest Nutrition on Postharvest Quality of HLB-affected Mandarins.” Florida State Horticultural Society, Maitland, FL, June 10, 2019.

Zhang, J. (Presenter), J. Kou, T. Zhong, J.K. Brecht, S.A. Sargent, A. Plotto, J. Bai, X. Sun, and M.A. Ritenour: “A Slow-Release Chlorine Dioxide Gas Treatment Can Reduce Postharvest Decay of Fresh Strawberries.” Florida State Horticultural Society, Maitland, FL, June 11, 2019.

Zhong, T. (Presenter), J. Zhang, J. Kou, X. Sun, J. Bai, J. Brecht, S. Surgent, A. Plotto, and M. Ritenour: “The Effect of Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) Gas on Reducing Postharvest Decay Caused by Rhizopus stolonifera in Strawberries.” Florida State Horticultural Society, Maitland, FL, June 10, 2019.

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