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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF INSECTS AND MICROORGANISMS TO PREVENT MYCOTOXIN CONTAMINATION

Location: Foodborne Toxin Detection and Prevention

Title: Volatile Emission of Mechanically Damaged Almonds: An Old and New Method of Investigation to Determine Potential NOW Attractants

Authors
item Beck, John
item Merrill, Glory
item Higbee, Bradley - PARAMOUNT FARMING CO.
item Gee, Wai
item Light, Douglas
item Roitman, James - ARS (RETIRED)
item Bettiga, James - S&J RANCH

Research conducted cooperatively with:
item Paramount Farming Company, Llc

Submitted to: Multicrop Aflatoxin and Fumonisin Elimination and Fungal Genomics Workshop-The Peanut Foundation
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: August 27, 2007
Publication Date: October 24, 2007
Citation: Beck, J.J., Merrill, G.B., Higbee, B.S., Gee, W.S., Light, D.M., Roitman, J.N., Bettiga, J. 2007. Volatile Emission of Mechanically Damaged Almonds: An Old and New Method of Investigation to Determine Potential NOW Attractants. Multicrop Aflatoxin and Fumonisin Elimination and Fungal Genomics Workshop-The Peanut Foundation.

Interpretive Summary: Volatile emission of plants is typically measured by removal of the plant-part, transportation to a laboratory, and subsequent volatile analyses via a number of accepted methodologies. Studies performed by our laboratory have shown the volatile emission of removed plant parts are essentially identical to the volatiles produced if the plants parts were injured. Using a new method of on-plant analysis, the volatile output of control and damaged almonds was performed during the 2007 growing season. After completion of data analyses, the results of this method will be compared to previous almond volatile collection method results obtained by this laboratory. The methodology development of this technique will be discussed.

Technical Abstract: Volatile emission of plants is typically measured by removal of the plant-part, transportation to a laboratory, and subsequent volatile analyses via a number of accepted methodologies. Studies performed by our laboratory have shown the volatile emission of removed plant parts are essentially identical to the volatiles produced if the plants parts were injured. Using a new method of on-plant analysis, the volatile output of control and damaged almonds was performed during the 2007 growing season. After completion of data analyses, the results of this method will be compared to previous almond volatile collection method results obtained by this laboratory. The methodology development of this technique will be discussed.

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