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Early peek at pathogens

Posted by t.cunningham | October 29, 2020

A Washington State University researcher believes growers do not have to wait until postharvest to find out if their fruit is infected by postharvest pathogens.

Achour Amiri is developing a way to detect key pathogens in the orchard, while apples and pears still hang on the tree, with a test that yields results in less than an hour — without sending samples off to a full laboratory.