Lead Researcher: Jennifer DeEll, Fresh Market Quality Program Lead (Hort Crops) for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

The research is aimed at optimizing storage regimes and utilizing the available multiple storage technologies to improve efficiency, reduce energy consumption, and extend the availability of Canada apples for domestic and export markets.

Project Objectives

  • To investigate the development of external CO2 injury in ‘Empire’ apples during storage room loading;
  • To determine the effects of cooling rate and SmartFresh technology

Progress Report 2015