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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$200,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1904
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
MARY ANN H. OGGEN
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(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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