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Completed project

International industry analysis for DPA de-contamination, alternative treatments and review of current best practice (AP17001)

Key research provider: The University of Melbourne
Publication date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

What was it all about?

Contracted in late 2018, this investment conducted a review of technologies currently available for protecting against apple and pear storage disorders, including superficial scalding and internal browning. It also produced recommendations on ways to decontaminate facilities of diphenylamine (DPA), which is currently used to reduce these disorders.

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Related levy funds

This project was a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Apple and Pear Fund