Study shows areas with floor, wall damage are key harborage sites for Listeria.
Natamycin emerges as a possible nontoxic postharvest fungicide.
Orchards and packing houses aren’t the only places in the fruit industry with a labor shortage. Universities also are struggling to hire researchers and educators needed to keep the industry ahead of pest pressures, prepared for food safety requirements, growing new varieties and in tune with emerging technology.
Traps throughout Fred Steele’s orchard in Kelowna are the first line of defense against a horde of new pests that growers in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley face.
New research has the potential to save wine grape growers millions in labor costs.