Citrus postharvest program (CT19003)
What’s it all about?
This investment is keeping Australian citrus growers informed on postharvest best practices, primarily through the development of a grower manual which will be extended to industry via hard copy as well as regional postharvest workshops and online resources.
Building on outcomes delivered by previously levy-funded project Australian Citrus Postharvest Science Program (CT15010), this project is delivering new information and innovative technologies to improve the quality of Australian citrus and ensure that growers gain access to effective new methods.
Key objectives of the project include, but are not limited to:
- Researching and extending improved methods for decay control and sanitation whilst also maintaining fruit quality, particularly following any market access treatments
- Reducing chemical and microbiological risks from postharvest methods
- Developing resources to enable growers to meet export maximum residue limits (MRLs) whilst ensuring postharvest quality.
Project planning has begun with groundwork being laid to deliver new information and innovative technologies to improve the quality of Australian citrus through both domestic and export supply chains.
Current extension outputs include four industry articles which outline the objectives and goals of this project.
- Read Postharvest degreening – A refresher on p 40-41 in Australian Citrus News, Autumn 2020 edition.
- In the same edition, read One chapter closes, another opens in citrus postharvest research on p 38-39.
- See Postharvest degreening – A refresher, published on the industry Citrus e-news site.
- See One chapter closes, another opens in citrus postharvest research, published on the industry Citrus e-news site.
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Citrus Fund