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Department of Botany & Plant Sciences



Faculty


ArpaiaMary Lu Arpaia

CE Subtropical Horticulture Specialist (Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 1985)
Office: Kearney Agricultural Center
9240 S. Riverbend Avenue, Parlier, CA 93648
Phone: (559) 646-6561
Fax: (559) 646-6593
E-mail: mlarpaia@ucanr.edu






Research Interests
Subtropical horticulture, postharvest handling, and physiology

Some Representative Publications:

  • Woolf, A. B., A. White, M. L. Arpaia and K. C. Gross. 2004. Avocado. In: K. C. Gross, C. Y. Wang and M. Saltveit (eds). Agriculture Handbook Number 66. The Commercial Storage of Fruits, Vegetables, and Florist and Nursery Stocks. Available on the web: http://www.ba.ars.usda.gov/hb66/(A draft review copy is available on the internet which was last updated in April 2004. Hard copy not yet published and uncertain when this will take place.)
  • Oster, J. D. and M. L. Arpaia. 2002. Setting TMDL’s for salinity and chloride based on their effects on avocado (Hass) productivity. In: J. C. McGahan (ed.).
  • Proceedings. Helping Irrigated Agriculture Adjust to TMDLs. Sacramento, California, October 23-26, 2002. p. 241-252. US Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, Denver, CO.
  • Robinson, P. W., M. V. Mickelbart, X. Liu, C. Adams, G. Witney and M. L. Arpaia. 2002. Development of a phenological model of avocado tree growth in California. In: R. Drew (ed.) Proceedings of the International Symposium on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits. Acta Hort. 575:859-864.
  • Liu, X., M. V. Mickelbart, P. W. Robinson, R. Hofshi and M. L. Arpaia. 2002. Photosynthetic characteristics of avocado leaves. In: R. Drew (ed.) Proceedings of the International Symposium on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits. Acta Hort. 575:865-874.
  • Mitcham, E. J., F. G. Mitchell, M. L. Arpaia and A. A. Kader. 2002. Postharvest insect control. p. 251-258. In Kader, A. A. (ed.), Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops, 3rd Edition Publication 3311, Univ. of Calif., Div. of Agr. and Natural Res., Oakland, CA, USA. [Invited contribution] This is a major revision of a chapter previously authored by F. G. Mitchell.
  • Kader, A. A., Sommer, N. F. and M. L. Arpaia. 2002. Postharvest handling systems: tropical fruits, p. 385-398. In Kader, A. A. (ed.), Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops, 3rd Edition Publication 3311, Univ. of Calif., Div. of Agr. and Natural Res., Oakland, CA, USA. [Invited contribution] This is a revision of #9.
  • Kader, A. A. and M. L. Arpaia. 2002. Postharvest handling systems: subtropical fruits, p. 375- 384. In Kader, A. A. (ed.), Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops, 3rd Edition, Publication 3311, Univ. of Calif., Div. of Agr. and Natural Res., Oakland, CA, USA. [Invited contribution] This is a revision of #8.
  • Woolf, A., A. White, J. Sievert and M. L. Arpaia. 1999. Summary of New Zealand and California experience with snap picking. p. 161. In Arpaia, M. L. and R. Hofshi (eds.), Brainstorming ’99. Univ. of Calif., Riverside. [Edited]
  • Margosan, D. A., J. L. Smilanick, M. L. Arpaia and J. R. Sievert. 1999. Fungi isolated from avocados with stem end rot after “snap” or “clip” harvest. p. 150 – 151. In Arpaia, M. L. and R. Hofshi (eds.), Brainstorming ’99. Univ. of Calif., Riverside. [Edited]
  • Liu, X., R. Hofshi and M. L. Arpaia. 1999. ‘Hass’ avocado leaf growth, abscission, carbon production and fruit set. p. 52-55. In Arpaia, M. L. and R. Hofshi (eds.), Brainstorming ’99. Univ. of Calif., Riverside. [Edited]
  • Crowley, D., W. Smith and M. L. Arpaia. 1999. Rootstock selection for improved salinity tolerance of avocado. p. 78-80. In: Arpaia, M. L. and R. Hofshi (eds.), Brainstorming ’99. Univ. of Calif., Riverside. [Edited]
  • Arpaia, M. L. 1999. Why do we need continued efforts in avocado scion and rootstock improvement? p. 9-11. In Arpaia, M. L. and R. Hofshi (eds.), Brainstorming ’99. Univ. of Calif., Riverside. [Edited]
  • Faber, B. A., M. L. Arpaia, and M. V. Yates. 1998. Irrigation management of avocado in a California coastal environment, p. 189-195. In World Avocado Congress III Proceedings, Tel Aviv, Israel, Oct. 22-27, 1995. [Edited]
  • Walker, G. P., J. G. Morse, and M. L. Arpaia. 1995. Evaluation of a high-pressure washer for postharvest removal of California red scale from citrus fruit. J. Econ. Entomol. 92(4): 906-914.
  • Walker, G. P., J. G. Morse, and M. L. Arpaia. 1995. Evaluation of a high-pressure washer for postharvest removal of California red scale from citrus fruit. J. Econ. Entomol. 92(4): 906-914.
  • Takele, E., J. L. Meyer, M. L. Arpaia, D. E. Stottlemyer, M. V. Yates, G. S. Bender, and G. W. Witney. 1995 . Economic analysis of irrigation and fertilization management of avocados. HortScience. 31: 155-159.
  • Kahn, T. L., C. J. Adams, and M. L. Arpaia. 1994. Paternal and maternal effects on fruit and seed characteristics in cherimoya (Annona cherimola Mill). Scientia Hort. 59: 11-25.
  • Arpaia, M. L. 1994. Preharvest factors influencing postharvest quality of tropical and subtropical fruit. HortScience 29:982-985.
  • Takele, E., J. A. Menge, J. E. Pehrson, Jr., J. L. Meyer, C. W. Coggins, Jr., M. L. Arpaia, J. D. Hare, D. R. Atkin, and C. Adams. 1993. Economic analysis of integrated crop management practices of `navel' oranges. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 118: 910-915.

 


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