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Ethanol Vapours to Complement or Replace Sulfur Dioxide Fumigation of Table Grapes

Chervin, Christian and El-Kereamy, Ashraf and Rache, P. and Tournaire, A. and Roger, B. and Westercamp, Pascale and Goubran, Fouad H. and Salib, Soheir and Kreidl, Simone and Holmes, Robert Ethanol Vapours to Complement or Replace Sulfur Dioxide Fumigation of Table Grapes. (2003) In: 26th International Horticultural Congress: Issues and Advances in Postharvest Horticulture, 11 August 2002 - 17 August 2002 (Toronto, Canada).

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Recent studies have shown that dipping table grapes in ethanol solutions at harvest improved storage of the fruit. We report here the first results obtained by treating "Chasselas" table grapes (Vitis vinifera) with ethanol vapours over the storage period. We tested the effect of ethanol at 0, 4 and 8 g/kg fruit during cold storage for 2, 4 and 6 weeks. We measured berry shatter, stem browning, Botrytis rot incidence and sensory appreciation by tasting panels. Ethanol vapours reduced Botrytis rot incidence and berry shatter, but hastened stem browning. Sensory analyses did not detect any differences between treatments.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Published in : Acta Horticulturae, n° 628, pp. 779-784, ISSN : 0567-7572. Thanks to International Society for Horticultural Science editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.actahort.org The original PDF of the article can be found at Acta Horticulturae website : http://www.actahort.org/books/628/
HAL Id:hal-04039301
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA (FRANCE)
Other partners > Institute for Horticultural Development (AUSTRALIA)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Centre d'Expérimentation Fruits et Légumes - CEFEL (FRANCE)
Other partners > Centre Technique Interprofessionnel des Fruits et Légumes - CTIFL (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:17 Nov 2008 12:29

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