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CULTIVAR DEVELOPMENT: ACCELERATED INTROGRESSION OF SYNTHETIC HEXAPLOID DERIVED DIVERSITY INTO AN APPLIED HARD WINTER WHEAT BREEDING PROGRAM

Investigators
He, Lili
Institutions
University of Massachusetts
Start date
2021
End date
2023
Objective
The overall goal of this continuing proposal is to investigate the impact of adjuvants used in formulations or with pesticide on pesticide persistence on fresh produce and develop an effective strategy based on common household products to reduce pesticide residues on fresh produce. The supporting objectives are:1. Investigate the impact of adjuvants on pesticide persistence on and in apple and spinach leaves2. Optimize the effectiveness of the baking soda-based washing strategy in reducing persistent pesticide residues on apple and spinach surfaces3. Evaluate and validate the effectiveness of the washing strategy to remove pesticide residues from various fresh produce
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
MASW-2020-03340
Accession number
1024075
Categories
Pesticide Residues
Chemical Contaminants
Commodities
Produce