Citrus Postharvest Sanitation and Fungicide Resistance Service
The kit is one test kit of plates that are mailed to you after the order has been processed and paid to Citrus Australia. The kit contains three sets of plates which are placed out into the packinghouse at three different locations. Each set contains plates with different common postharvest fungicides (thiabendazole, imazalil and fludioxonil). The open plates are left out in the packinghouse for 1 hour, re-sealed and then sent back in a pre-paid Australia Post return express post bag to NSW Department of Primary Industries for identification of decay-causing fungi. A report of the packinghouse sanitation and any apparent technical resistance to postharvest fungicides is prepared with recommendations and sent by email within 10 working days of return of test kit.
Each set contains plates with different common postharvest fungicides (thiabendazole, imazalil and fludioxonil)
The Packer Newsletter is a regular newsletter for Australian citrus growers and packers. It is a contribution from the Horticulture Innovation ‘Australian Citrus Postharvest Science Program’ (CT15010). The newsletter will give industry updates on the outcomes of the research in the ‘Australian Citrus Postharvest Science Program’, industry news, new products and better ways for handling and storing fresh citrus.
For all inquiries relating to this newsletter please contact the editor - John Golding at NSW Department of Primary Industries by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Post Harvest Files & Downloads
Published files relating to Postharvest. Covering topics such as fungus, decay and other notices.
- A review of chilling injury causes and control
- A guide to the common postharvest diseases and disorders of Navel oranges and mandarins grown in inland Australia
Asian Markets Project
- Hort Frontiers Asian markets project - Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Other postharvest articles
- Health benefits of oranges and making use of citrus juice waste
- Collaboration - Top Spanish researcher works with NSW DPI to improve fruit quality
Postharvest Resources & Manuals
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