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peer-reviewed research article

To control postharvest decay and insects, moist heat treatments of strawberries are studied


Frank T. Yoshikawa, Fresno County
F. Gordon Mitchell, UC Davis
Gene Mayer, UC Davis

publication information

California Agriculture 46(2):26-28. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v046n02p26. March-April 1992.


Although some decay can be controlled with moist heat treatments, the method is less useful in insect control.

author affiliations

F. T. Yoshikawa is UC Farm Advisor, Fresno County; F. G. Mitchell, Cooperative Extension, is Posthamest Pomologist, UC Davis; G. Mayer is Staff Research Associate, UC Davis.

author notes

The authors thank DY. Adel Kader, Postharvest Pomologist, UC Davis, for his technical assistance, and the various lab asssistants in the UC Davis Pomology Department for their help.