Fruit Vegetables division

Fruit & Vegetable Products Division

Concentrates on the production and post-harvest handling of fruits and vegetables for processing, and the manufacturing, packaging, and storage of processed fruit and vegetable products and by-products.


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Zhenlei Xiao and Sophie Zhu Fruit & Vegetable Products Division
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Division Accomplishments/Recognition

  • The Outstanding Volunteer award honors a current Division member who provided exemplary volunteer work to the Division in the current year. The 2021-2022 recipient is Nicolas Reitz.
  • The Outstanding Service award honors current Division members who have demonstrated a history of service to the Division or field. The 2021-2022 recipient is Minwei Xu.

Division Oral Competition Finalists

  1. Development and evaluation of effective edible coatings for preventing migration of smoke compounds into Pinot noir (Vitis vinifera) wine grapes, Trung Tran, Oregon State University (First Place)
  2. Statistical modeling process optimization of ultrasound-assisted fresh-cut leafy green sanitation, Mengyi Dong, University of Illinois (Second Place)
  3. Characteristics of American, Bodinier, and Purple Beautyberry as Potential Novel Sources of Natural Colorants, Erica Grush, The Ohio State University (Third Place)
  4. Partial Characterization of Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas [L.] Lam) Starch from an Enhanced, Sustainable Isolation Method, Blessing Anyibama, Tuskegee University (Finalist)
  5. Investigating fruit surface characteristics and developing emulsion coatings with enhanced hydrophobicity and surface adhesion for preserving anthocyanins within thermally processed blueberries, Chieh-Yi Lin, Oregon State University (Finalist)
  6. Evaluation of low-cost smartphone-based infrared cameras to assess the cooling and refrigerated storage conditions of fresh produce, Boran Yang, University of Georgia (Finalist)

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