Contribution no. 04-443-J of the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, Manhattan, Kans. This paper is a portion of a master's thesis submitted by S.A. Poston. The funding for this research was provided by the USDA Food Stamp Program through a
The effects of delayed precooling on fresh red raspberry fruit during storage was determined. Precooling was delayed for 0.5 to 12 hours, followed by cold storage for 8 days, with subsequent storage at 20C for 24 hours. Weight loss was greater with increasing delays of precooling. Fruit that lost more weight during the delay period lost less during the subsequent S-day storage at 0C. The exception was fruit held for 12 hours before precooling. Weight loss during the final 24 hours at 20C showed no pattern. Cumulative weight loss at the end of the storage treatments was similar regardless of delay of precooling. Fruit strength was reduced by any delay of precooling. The effect of delayed precooling on color was not consistent in the 2 years using different cultivars. The results indicate that fruit should be precooled as quickly as possible after harvest for long-distance fresh marketing.
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The author wishes to thank Marsha Atherley who assisted in characterization of the bacterial strains used in this study. A special thanks to the Dept. of Chemistry for partial support in the form of a Demonstratorship.
A brief review of slow-release fertilizer technology Slow-release nitrogen fertilizers can be separated into three broad categories. The first is “natural” organic fertilizer, with the N contained as a part of crop residue, animal waste, or other
Selection of the most appropriate rootstock is a critical variable for maximizing almond production. To this end, development of novel rootstocks is a key component of many Prunus breeding programs. ‘Nemaguard’, a seed-propagated rootstock with
development of improved cultivars is critical given the narrow genetic base of some crops and risk of susceptibility to both recurrent and newly emerging biotic and abiotic stresses. Tomato ( Solanum lycopersicum ) constituted a $1.7 billion industry in 2020
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, and temperature ( Rupert et al., 1997 ). Balbontín et al. (2013) reviewed the literature regarding the cultural practices, physiology, biochemistry, and genetics in relation to cracking in sweet cherry. Yet, a complete solution is not yet available
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