The Commission focuses on several areas of research every year in order to ensure the ultimate success of California apples. Past research project reports are included here. To view reports, click on the tabs below.
*8,000 was provided by Arysta Life Science to complete this project.
**Funding for this research project was provided by the California Blueberry Commission. Though not specifically mentioned in the project title, it also demonstrates the effect for postharvest fumigation of California apples to eliminate insects with the potential to serve as export barriers.
Additionally, there were several unscheduled research activities that the California Apple Commission conducted during the year: Support for Streptomycin and Tetracycline for apple producers on organic products The California Apple Commission gathered support and worked on the continuance of streptomycin and tetracycline for use on organic products. The National Organics Standards Board (NOSB) was in the process of removing both of these products for organic use. The Commission effectively helped rally support against the NOSB's actions and for the time being prevented the removal of these products. Dr. Curry's review of Lenticel Breakdown in California's Fuji's Due to an increasing concern over lenticel breakdown in the Fuji variety, the Commission was prompted to hire USDA's Agricultural Research Service to conduct the examination of California's current growing and packing procedures. Dr. Curry, and expert on lenticel breakdown, visited and toured the California apple industry. Dr. Curry provided information and suggestions on how to prevent or limit breakdown in the California Fuji variety.
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