Summary of Awards to Date

Evaluation of fumigation with Ozone gas to control postharvest decay in table grapes.

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Date

May. 1, 2009 - Apr. 30, 2010

Award Number

5302-43000-032-14

Funding Agency

Center for Produce Safety

Investigator

Joseph L. Smilanick
USDA - ARS

Summary

Objective: Evaluate benefits and risks of using ozone to control postharvest decay of table grapes.

Approach: Fumigate with ozone under laboratory and commercial conditions to establish effective rates. Documents Trust with California Table Grape Commission. Log 38919