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2005 J. Smilanick ( New Methods to Control Postharvest Decay of Citrus )

New Methods to Control Postharvest Decay of Citrus

The purpose of this project is to develop new methods to control postharvest decay of citrus for use in California packinghouses. Practical experiments with the newly approved postharvest fungicide pyrimethanil (PYR) were completed in 2005. PYR has recently been approved for use in California to control green mold, caused by Penicillium digitatum, though acceptance of its residues in some overseas markets is still in progress.