2005 M Arpaia (Improving Postharvest Quality of Stored Lemons)

Improving Postharvest Quality of Stored Lemons

The goal of this research was to reduce economic losses to the lemon industry due to postharvest decay and to increase postharvest quality and storage life of lemons using the inexpensive naturally-occurring compounds spermidine, spermine and salicylic acid applied as a dip or drench after washing or in the storage wax. If successful, the research would identify a less-expensive material that is as effective or more effective than GA3 combined with 2,4-D.