Proper identification of defects and disorders is the first step in solving the issue and producing quality fruit. Many disorders can be difficult to identify because they look similar but may have completely different causes. The help out, we are developing tools to help you identify the disorder. The first set of tools is a series of topical posters that you can order form us: Honeycrisp Defects, Postharvest Disorders, Insect Damage, Preharvest Defects, and Apple Fruit Diseases. The next tool is an online guide to defects and disorders which will include 360° view rotators that show different manifestations of each of the major defects and disorders. The online content will show up within this section of the website as pages are added. The final tool underdevelopment is a replacement of the “Quick Identification Guide to Apple Post-harvest Defects and Disorders” card set. This booklet will update the old information as well as expand the content to include more defects and more examples of different varieties. There will be announcements in our Fruit Matters Newsletter when new items are available. In the meantime, if you need to see the old Defect Cards, please visit our companion site Postharvest Export.
Postharvest Information Network
The old Postharvest Information Network website has been retired along with the aging server that hosted the site. We realize that this is an inconvenience to many of you who relied on that source for the articles, reports, and news articles provided by Dr. Kuperman. Much of that old content is still available but will need to be requested until we have a way to easily disseminate that content online. To request articles please use our Contact Form.