Mary Lu Arpaia Ph.D.

Cooperative Extension Specialist
Kearney Ag. Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
(559) 646-6561
Parlier, CA 93648
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Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 1985

Research Statement
I am interested in the assessment of fruit quality and productivity as influenced by both cultural management and postharvest handling of the product. My research and extension activities reflect this interest in developing an information base on the continuum between the farmer and the consumer.




Evaluation of preharvest and postharvest factor on subtropical crop productivity and fruit quality, including rootstock, cultivar, irrigation, pesticide and nutrition management strategies

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Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Takele, E.; Meyer, J.L.; Arpaia, M.L. (1995). "Economic analysis of irrigation and fertilization management of avocados." HortScience 31(1): 156-159.
  • Walker, G.P.; Morse, J.G.; Arpaia, M.L. (1995). "Evaluation of a high-pressure washer for postharvest removal of California red scale (Homoptera: Diaspididae) from citrus fruit." J. Econ. Entomol 89(1): 148-155.
  • Kahn, T.L.; Adams, C.J.; Arpaia, M.L. (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.; Menge, J.A.; Pehrson Jr., J.E.; Meyer, J.L.; Coggins Jr., C.W.; Arpaia, M.L.; Hare, J.D.; Atkin, D.R.; Adams, C. (1993). "Economic analysis of integrated crop management practices of ‘navel' oranges." J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci 118: 910-915.

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