Use of Photosynthetic Pigment Stabilizing Chemicals to Regulate Ripening and Quality in All Fruits and Vegetables
Abstract 1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) is used in various agricultural commodities to slow the ripening process of fruit while in storage and therefore extend their shelf life. MCP sometimes works in pears and sometimes does not, because pears oftentimes never resume ripening. Studies on d'Anjou pears, for example, showed that pears could be kept immature...
Inventor(s): Amit Dhingra, Scott Schaeffer
Keywords(s): Agriculture and Plant Sciences