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; 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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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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‘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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., 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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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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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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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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-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

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1 To whom reprint requests should be addressed; e-mail DeLongJ@agr.gc.ca . Atlantic Food and Horticulture Research Centre contribution no.2257. This research was funded in part by storage operators of the Nova

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