Reduce A. flavus colonization in pistachio orchards based on 1) irrigation timing and time of harvest on early split pistachios, and 2) effects of sun and insect-feeding damage, especially naval orangeworm.
Determine development of A. flavusin pistachios as related to irrigation timing and amount. Improve methods for detecting and removing contaminated post-harvest pistachios. <br>Documents SCA with University of California, Parlier, CA.
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