Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Carlos H Crisosto Ph.D.

Photo of Carlos H Crisosto Ph.D.
CE Postharvest Physiologist
Department of Plant Sciences
One Shields Avenue
1210 Plant and Environmental Sciences Bldg
Davis, CA 95616-8780
(530) 752-75496
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Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center

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Biography

Research Statement

The focus of my research and extension program is the postharvest biology and technology of fruits, especially peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, table grapes, figs, kiwifruits, olives, and persimmons, as well as pistachios, almonds and walnuts.

The goal of my research program is to develop a better understanding of the orchard factors and postharvest factors that control fruit flavor and shelf life and to develop technology to overcome fruit industry problems. I am applying genomic techniques to identify gene(s) responsible for fruit sensory attributes (both desirable and undesirable), and investigating physiological disorders such as chilling injury.

Ongoing Research Activities

  • Understanding the role of orchard factors that control fruit quality (flavor).
  • Understanding the role of environmental conditions during storage/transportation.
  • Developing systems to produce and deliver tasty fruit to consumers.
  • Understanding consumer preferences based on fresh fruit sensory attributes.
  • Understanding genetic control of fruit physiological disorders.
  • Developing markers assistant selection for important quality traits for peach.
  • Exploring non-destructive techniques to determine maturity and to measure fruit quality.

Teaching

  • HRT 298 -Principles of Horticulture and Agronomy
  • PLS 212 - Postharvest Biology and Biotechnology of Fruits and Nuts
  • PLS 196 - Postharvest Biology and Technology
  • Principles of Fruit & Nut Tree Growth, Cropping & Management (through Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center)

Professional Societies

  • American Society of Horticultural Science
  • International Society of Horticultural Science
  • American Pomological Society
  • Italian Pomological Society
  • National Peach Council
  • CIAD (Research Center for Food and Development of Mexico)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of Plant Sciences, Califoria State University, Fresno
  • University Liaison, Califoria Fig Institute and Kiwifruit Commission

Education

Ph.D. Fruit Tree Physiology, Oregon State University, Corvallis. 1988
M.S. Pomology, University of California, Davis. 1983
B.S. Pomology and Enology, Catholic University of Chile, Santiago. 1979

Specialty

Extension and research on postharvest biology and technology of fruits; fruit quality and deterioration and handling systems

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