Objective: To maximize postharvest quality and health value, as well as storability and shelf-life of local produce. Our current research projects include:

  • LONG-TERM QUALITY STORAGE OF "WET" MEDJOOL DATE FRUITS.
  • OFF-TREE PRODUCTION OF HIGH QUALITY "WET" MEDJOOL DATES FROM PARTIALLY RIPE FRUITS.
  • HEALTH-PROMOTING INGREDIENTS AND ANTI-ATHEROGENIC PROPERTIES OF DATE FRUITS.
  • CULTIVAR AND SEASONAL VARIATIONS IN POMEGRANATE (PUNICA GRANATUM L.) FRUIT QUALITY.
  • EFFECTS OF SALINITY  AND WATER-SAVING IRRIGATION REGIME ON POMEGRANATE (PUNICA GRANATUM L.) FRUIT QUALITY.
  • HEALTH-PROMOTING   INGREDIENTS AND BIO-ACTIVITIES OF MARULA (SCLEROCARYA BIRREA SUBSP. CAFFRA)   FRUIT EXTRACTS.