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Reducing flesh bruising and skin spotting in Hass avocado

Hofman, Peter. Reducing flesh bruising and skin spotting in Hass avocado. Lead Agency: Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI).

Project Start: 1 April 2011

Project End:28 November 2014

Abstract

Up to 80% of avocados on the retail shelf have defects in the flesh which reduces consumer satisfaction. Flesh bruising is the single most important contributor. Avocados also develop skin spotting during harvesting and packing which can reduce domestic and international customer confidence. This project will identify where bruising occurs, develop decision aid tools to help industry reduce flesh bruising in ripe fruit, and understand the commercial impacts of skin spotting. The project will include a PhD student with stipend coming from an international scholarship and in kind support from the University of Queensland.

Item Type:Research in Progress
Research Location:Nambour, Queensland.
DAF Project ID:6375
Subjects:Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture
Contact Email:rip@deedi.qld.gov.au
Deposited On:14 Nov 2011 04:14
Last Modified:14 Nov 2011 04:14

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