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Post Harvest Handling

The programs of four faculty focus on the preservation of fruit quality during harvest, packing, storage and transport. Some areas of study include:

  • Peel disorders, postharvest diseases and maintenance of fruit quality
  • Development of new citrus products
  • Automated handling and sorting of fruit
  • Sugar and acid metabolism in citrus fruit
  • Food safety
  • Abscission and mechanical harvesting

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