THE USE OF X RAYS TO DISINFEST GRAPEFRUIT OF CARIB FLY WITHIN THE PACKINGHOUSE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1904
Amount: $200,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Citrex Technology Inc.
729 N.w.8th Ave, Gainesville, FL, 32602
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 MARY ANN H. OGGEN
Title: PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (904) 379-0047
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE USE OF X RAYS TODISINFEST CITRUS OF CARIB FLY ANASTRAPHASUSPENSA (LOWE) IN SHIPMENTS TO JAPAN WILL PROVIDE AN A ATTRACTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO CHEMICAL FUMIGATION AND GAMMA-RAY IRRADIATION WHEN USED IN CONJUCTION WITH NORMAL PROCESSING PROCEDURES WITHIN PACKINGHOUSES. IT WILL SAVE ON SHIPPING AND LABOR COSTS AND ELIMINATE FRUIT DAMAGE FROM EXCESSIVE HANDLING. IT WILL ALSO ELIMINATE PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED FROM THE ENVIRONMENTALLY UNSOUND PRACTICE OF CHEMICAL FUMIGATION.

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