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M. Ahmedullah

Fruit of table grape cvs. Black Monukka, Flame Seedless, Thompson Seedless and Himrod were fumigated with 2, 4 and 6 Deccodione tablets for 30 minutes in a fumigation chamber. Fruit was brought to the cold rooms and stored at 32 F and high relative humidity for upto 10 weeks. Decay control index, freshness of stems and bleaching around the capstem were recorded at 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 weeks of storage. Size of the smoke particles was determined using an electrical aerosol analyzer.

Fruit was kept in good condition by fumigation with 6 smoke tablets upto 10 weeks. Lower doses failed to control the decay. No bleaching around the capstems commonly associated with sulfur dioxide fumigation was noticed. Majority of the smoke particles were between 0.18 and 0.32 micrometers. Fumigation with Deccodione tablets could be a viable alternative to sulfur dioxide fumigation.

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Iftikhar Ahmad, John M. Dole, Atyab Amjad, and Sagheer Ahmad

conducted to compare the effectiveness of wet vs. dry storage in maintaining quality and vase life extension of two of the most important U.S. field-grown specialty cut species (lisianthus and zinnia) and two of the most important Pakistan cut flower species

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Albert F. Elboudwarej and Robert C. Herner

In 1987, 1988, and 1989, the behavior of four different table grape varieties including Alden, Concord, Himrod, and Vanessa were studied during storage at 0°C.

The first objective of our study was to determine the behavior of table grapes in modified atmosphere packages in terms of general acceptance. After three years of experimenting with these three films we were able to obtain a modified atmosphere of about 3% O2 and 10-15% CO2 at 0°C using a 3 mil thickness LDPE.

Our second objective was to use moisture absorbents as a means of reducing the relative humidity inside the void volume of a package by the inclusion of different desiccants in the package to establish a desirable relative humidity.

Examining different storage characteristics, our data showed that `Himrod', `Vanessa', and `Concord' grape clusters stored in the presence of KNO3 and KCl had better quality compared to grape clusters stored in the presence of other sorption compounds or controls with no sorbants.

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Jinwook Lee, James P. Mattheis, and David R. Rudell

, including flesh breakdown. Commercial reports of cracking in ‘Gala’ apples during storage indicated that symptoms were aggravated during shelf life when packed apple cartons are tightly sealed with a plastic film. In our previous studies, ‘Royal Gala’ fruit

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Nathan J. Jahnke, Jennifer Kalinowski, and John M. Dole

( Tulipa hybrids) and dutch iris ( Iris × hollandica ) are popular cut flower species commonly produced during cool spring seasons. These species have a relatively short storage and vase life ( Dole et al., 2017 ). Forcers can achieve a longer stem length

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Hiroshi Iwanami, Shigeki Moriya, Nobuhiro Kotoda, Sae Takahashi, and Kazuyuki Abe

shelf life conditions at 20 °C and proposed a regression parameter that could be used as an indicator of storage potential in breeding programs. Changes in fruit quality in shelf life conditions were rapid, and cultivar differences regarding the changes

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Catherine E. Belisle, Steven A. Sargent, Jeffrey K. Brecht, Germán V. Sandoya, and Charles A. Sims

perishable, with an estimated shelf life of 2 to 3 weeks when kept under the recommended storage conditions slightly above 0 °C and 98% to 100% relative humidity (RH) ( Saltveit, 2016 ). Lettuce shelf life can be assessed subjectively using visual quality

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Iftikhar Ahmad, John M. Dole, and Frank A. Blazich

during storage. The objectives of the present investigation were to 1) study effects of harvesting at different times of the day on water uptake, changes in fresh weight, termination symptoms, LRWC, carbohydrates status, and vase life of cut ‘ABC Purple

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Alicain S. Carlson and John M. Dole

). A desirable quality of a cut flower is the ability to be shipped long distances out of water (dry) without an adverse effect on vase life. Despite the benefits of cold and dry storage, some flower species do not respond well ( Sacalis and Seals, 1993

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Ryan J. Hayes and Yong-Biao Liu

life score was highly significant (r = 0.91; P < 0.0001). Table 3. Mean and SE of shelf life weight rating and shelf life score for 31 lettuce cultivars pooled from MA storage of 0.2%, 1.0%, and 5.0% O 2 atmospheres. The results from