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Investigating use of irradiation for disinfestation on Custard Apples

Redpath, Simon. Investigating use of irradiation for disinfestation on Custard Apples. Lead Agency: Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI).

Project Start: 5 February 2009

Project End:31 July 2009


The ability to access new international markets particularly New Zealand is the focus of this project for the custard apple industry.

Custard apple require a fruit fly disinfestation treatment to access New Zealand markets. Irradiation has shown to be an effective treatment in other fruits and has the potential to be introduced in a relatively short time frame. The project will assess the effect of irradiation on the quality and storage life of custard apples simulating an international supply chain.

Item Type:Research in Progress
Research Location:Bundaberg, Queensland.
DAF Project ID:4606
Subjects:Science > Zoology > Invertebrates > Insects
Plant culture > Tree crops
Plant pests and diseases
Contact Email:rip@deedi.qld.gov.au
Deposited On:14 Nov 2011 04:10
Last Modified:14 Nov 2011 04:10

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