IRTA works on fruit and vegetables postharvest through the Postharvest science program.

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  • Balsells-Llaurado, M., Silva, C. J., Usall, J., Vall-llaura, N., Serrano-Prieto, S., Teixido, N., Mesquida-Pesci, S. D., de Cal, A., Blanco-Ulate, B., & Torres, R. (2020). Depicting the battle between nectarine and Monilinia laxa: the fruit developmental stage dictates the effectiveness of the host defenses and the pathogen’s infection strategies. Horticulture Research, 7(1), 15, Article 167. Postharvest
  • Lafarga, T., Acién-Fernández, F., Castellari, M., Villaró, S., Bobo, G., & Aguiló-Aguayo, I. (2019). Effect of microalgae incorporation on the physicochemical, nutritional, and sensorial properties of an innovative broccoli soup. LWT, 111, 167-174. doi:10.1016/j.lwt.2019.05.037 Postharvest
  • Gine-Bordonaba, J., Busatto, N., Larrigaudiere, C., Lindo-Garcia, V., Echeverria, G., Vrhovsek, U., Farneti, B., Biasioli, F., De Quattro, C., Rossato, M., Delledonne, M., & Costa, F. (2020). Investigation of the transcriptomic and metabolic changes associated with superficial scald physiology impaired by lovastatin and 1-methylcyclopropene in pear fruit (cv. “Blanquilla”). Horticulture Research, 7(1), 17, Article 49. Postharvest
  • Lindo-García, V., Larrigaudière, C., Echeverría, G., Murayama, H., Soria, Y., & Giné-Bordonaba, J. (2019). New insights on the ripening pattern of ‘Blanquilla’ pears: A comparison between on- and off-tree ripened fruit. Postharvest Biology And Technology, 150, 112-121. doi:10.1016/j.postharvbio.2018.12.013 Postharvest
  • Carbó, A., Torres, R., Usall, J., Marín, A., Chiralt, A., & Teixidó, N. (2018). Novel film-forming formulations of the biocontrol agent Candida sake CPA-1: biocontrol efficacy and performance at field conditions in organic wine grapes. Pest Management Science, 75(4), 959-968. doi:10.1002/ps.5200 Postharvest