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Extended Release Delivery of Organic Sprout Inhibitors to Control Potato Sprouting Postharvest in the Supply Chain

Investigators
Preslar, Adam
Institutions
Rural Technologies Inc
Start date
2020
End date
2021
Objective
This project will screen different formulations of slow-release matrix materials for ideal vapor release properties in known volatile sprouting inhibitors, while establishing efficacy and total dose targets over the course of a storage season in multiple varieties of organic potato. Successful formulations will be subjected to rigorous taste panel analysis to confirm that no organoleptic effects are observed. Following this, commercial partners will assist Hazel Technologies in supply chain deployment in highly relevant commercial conditions in multiple real-world shipment tests.ObjectivesObjective I.Screen vapor application technologies. Objective II. Identify the optimal dose to suppress sprouting without impacting the sensory acceptance of the product.Objective III. Quantify suppressedsprouting during commercial supply chain.
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
ILLW-2020-00565
Accession number
1023374
Categories
Food Defense and Integrity
Commodities
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