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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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 2023-2024 recipient is Emile Punzalan.
  • The Outstanding Service award honors current Division members who have demonstrated a history of service to the Division or field. The 2023-2024 recipient is Minwei Xu.

Division Oral Competition Finalists

  • Sarah Caballero, Oregon State University, Effects of Incorporating Inorganic Compounds Into Preharvest Spray Coatings on Blocking Volatile M-Cresol for Mitigating Wildfire Smoke Taint in Wine
  • Megan Mershon, Virgina Tech, Vineyard Nitrogen Management: Impacts on Wine Chemistry and Sensory Characteristics for Chardonel Grown in Virginia
  • Mark Emile Punzalan, Cornell University, Juice Quality of Cranberry Juice Concentrated by Reverse Osmosis and Forward Osmosis

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