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2005 J.E. Adaskaveg ( Evaluation of New Postharvest…)

Evaluation of New Postharvest Treatments to Reduce Postharvest Decays and Improve Fruit Quality in Citrus Packinghouse Operations

In the summer of 2005, fludioxonil and pyrimethanil were registered in California following the federal registration in the fall of 2004 for postharvest use on citrus. The postharvest registration of azoxystrobin is still pending but is expected in the summer of 2006. In Sept. 2005, we successfully placed propiconazole into the federal IR-4 program to establish a residue tolerance for postharvest use, and these studies are planned for 2006.