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Ming Ding, Beibei Bie, Wu Jiang, Qingqing Duan, Hongmei Du, and Danfeng Huang

; FAOSTAT, 2009 ) and the demand for watermelon seedlings (≈33 billion per year in China), seedling storage is essential for meeting market demands. The most common method of preserving seedlings for a short-term period is low-temperature storage in darkness

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Brianna L. Ewing, Gregory M. Peck, Sihui Ma, Andrew P. Neilson, and Amanda C. Stewart

., 2017 ). Therefore, it is important to develop strategies, perhaps through harvest and storage management practices, that maximize the concentration of endogenous tannins in the fruit. Polyphenols are a class of secondary plant metabolites derived

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Neil L. Heckman, Garald L. Horst, Roch E. Gaussoin, and Kevin W. Frank

48824-1325. Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, Agricultural Research Division journal series number 12876. We thank L.A. Wit for preparation of the sod storage site and technical support in the field. The cost of publishing this paper was defrayed in

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Amanda J. Vance, Patrick Jones, and Bernadine C. Strik

× ananassa L.) ( USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, 2015 ). Production of high-value fruit for the fresh market is increasing in many of these crops. Growers need to produce high-quality fruit that has the maximum possible storage or shelf life

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Krista C. Shellie and Ken Rodde

148 POSTER SESSION 17 (Abstr. 120–133) Postharvest Physiology/Storage/Food Science Wednesday, 26 July, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

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Yosef Al Shoffe and Christopher B. Watkins

Manipulation of storage temperature for horticultural crops is an important approach for reducing physiological disorders and maintaining quality ( Jackman et al., 1988 ; Lurie, 2002 ; Wang, 1993 ). Temperature manipulation involves using optimum

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

‘Gala’ apple strains are susceptible to stem-end fruit cracking at harvest ( Fallahi et al., 2013 ) and during storage ( Lee et al., 2013 , 2016 ). The incidence of stem-end fruit cracking at harvest is influenced by several factors such as

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Jeremy Burdon, David Billing, and Paul Pidakala

decline ( Dixon et al., 2003 , 2004 ). Hence, the overall capacity for ‘Hass’ avocado fruit to be stored, or distributed over long distances, is limited. The inherent storage life, which declines with maturity, and not being able to cool the fruit to the

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Andrea Myers, Anthony Gunderman, Renee Threlfall, and Yue Chen

commercial growers in Arkansas. About 2 kg of each cultivar were harvested into 170-g vented clamshells. For each cultivar, 240 berries were harvested (20 berries/clamshell for four storage times in triplicate). After harvest, the clamshells of blackberries

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Jennifer R. DeEll, Jennifer T. Ayres, and Dennis P. Murr

-MCP on apples is influenced by cultivar and storage conditions ( Watkins et al., 2000 ), as well as treatment temperature and duration ( DeEll et al., 2002 ). Since 1-MCP inhibits the action of ethylene and consequently retards fruit ripening, apples