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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Christopher M Ference (Chris)
Citrus and Other Subtropical Products Research
Biological Science Technician

Phone: (772) 462-5851
Fax: (772) 462-5986
2001 SOUTH ROCK ROAD
FORT PIERCE, FL, 34945


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Antimicrobial activity of controlled-release chlorine dioxide gas on fresh blueberries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, X., Bai, J., Ference, C.M., Wang, Z., Narciso, J.A., Zhou, K. 2014. Antimicrobial activity of controlled-release chlorine dioxide gas on fresh blueberries. Journal of Food Protection. 77:1127-1132.
Effects of Chitosan-Essential Oil Coatings on Safety and Quality of Fresh Blueberries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, X., Narciso, J.A., Wang, Z., Ference, C.M., Bai, J., Zhou, K. 2014. Effects of Chitosan-Essential Oil Coatings on Safety and Quality of Fresh Blueberries. Journal of Food Science. 79(5):955-960. Available: doi:10.llll/l750-3841.12447
Use of carnauba based carrier for copper sprays reduces infection by Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri and Diaporthe citri in Florida commercial grapefruit groves - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Narciso, J.A., Widmer, W.W., Ritenour, M.A., Ference, C.M., Diaz, R. 2012. Use of carnauba based carrier for copper sprays reduces infection by Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri and Diaporthe citri in Florida commercial grapefruit groves. Agricultural Sciences. 3(7):962-970.
Effect of copper hydroxide sprays for citrus canker control on wild type Escherichia coli - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Narciso, J.A., Ference, C.M., Ritenour, M., Widmer, W.W. 2012. Effect of copper hydroxide sprays for citrus canker control on wild type Escherichia coli. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 54:108-111.
Preharvest measures for postharvest improvement in marketable fresh citrus - (Proceedings)
Narciso, J., Ference, C., Peeples, W. 2010. Preharvest measures for postharvest improvement in marketable fresh citrus. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 123:252-254.
Laser labeling, a safe technology to label produce - (Abstract Only)
Sood, P., Etxeberria, E., Ference, C., Narciso, J. 2009. Laser labeling, a safe technology to label produce. Florida State Horticultural Society Meeting. Paper No. HP14.
Laser labeling and its effect on the storage quality of citrus fruits - (Abstract Only)
Sood, P., Exteberria, E., Narciso, J., Ference, C. 2009. Laser labeling and its effect on the storage quality of citrus fruits. HortScience. 44(4):1004.
Laser labeling, a safe technology to label produce - (Abstract Only)
Sood, P., Exteberria, E., Narciso, J.A., Ference, C.M. 2009. Laser labeling, a safe technology to label produce. HortScience. 44(4):1169.
Laser etching: A new technology to identify Florida grapefruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sood, P., Ference, C., Narciso, J., Exteberria, E. 2009. Laser etching: A novel technology to label Florida grapefruit. HortTechnology. 19(3):504-510.
Effects of laser labeling on the quality of tangerines during storage - (Proceedings)
Sood, P., Ference, C., Narciso, J., Etxeberria, E. 2008. Effects of laser labeling on the quality of tangerines during storage. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 121:297-300.
Effects of laser labeling on the quality of citrus fruit during storage - (Abstract Only)
Sood, P., Etxeberria, E., Narciso, J., Ference, C. 2008. Effects of laser labeling on the quality of citrus fruit during storage. Florida State Horticultural Society Meeting. Paper No. HP21.
Preharvest peroxyacetic acid sprays slow decay and extend shelf-life of strawberries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Narciso, J.A., Baldwin, E.A., Plotto, A., Ference, C.M. 2007. Preharvest peroxyacetic acid sprays slow decay and extend shelf-life of strawberries. HortScience. 42(3):617-621.
Disinfection of immature fruit extends shelf-life in Florida strawberries - (Abstract Only)
Narciso, J.A., Baldwin, E.A., Plotto, A., Ference, C.M. 2007. Disinfection of immature fruit extends shelf-life in Florida strawberries. National Meeting of Institute of Food Technologists/Food Expo. Presentation No. 100-19.
Last Modified: 9/22/2014
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