Avoiding ethylene concentrations in harvested lettuce
Leonard L. Morris, California State University at San Luis Obisp
Adel A. Kader, Department of Pomology, UC Davis
James A. Klaustermeyer, California State University at San Luis Obispo
Charles C. Cheyney, Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California Davts.
California Agriculture 32(6):14-15. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v032n06p14.
At almost any stage of the handling process, lettuce may be exposed to ethylene gas, trace amounts of which can cause russet spotting.A common atmospheric pollutant, ethylene gas, can result in serious quality losses in lettuce. Exposure can occur anywhere in the handling process.
Leonard L. Morris is Professor and Olericulturist (now Associate Professor, California State University at San Luis Obispo); Adel A. Kader was Assistant Research Plant Piysiologist (now Assistant Professor, Department of Pomology, UC Davis); James A. Klaustemeyer was Research Associate (now Associate Professor, California State University at San Luis Obispo); Charles C. Cheyney is Post Graduate Research Plant Physioloist, Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California Davts.
Appreciation is expressed to Mr. Dave Williams of Salinas, California, for his help in collecting air Samles. We also acknowledge R F. MacLeod and K. Koevary for their help in sample collection and analyses.