MAF Sustainable Farming Fund, Pipfruit NZ, ENZA, Crasborn
Time frame of Project
This is a 3-year project, due to finish in June 2011.
To provide an accurate identification of ‘high risk’ blocks of fruit in relation to bitter pit/blotch quality issues.
Description of Project
Mitigation of storage disorders in fruit sent to overseas markets is an ongoing issue, particularly ‘bitter pit’. This project looks to find a method to reliably predict the incidence of storage disorders before fruit is sent to market, thus saving significant losses.
Progress of Project so Far
This project has just started year 2 of its 3 years.
Outcomes from Project
The outcomes so far can be viewed at http://www.maf.govt.nz/sff/about-projects/search/08-102/index.htm