Ph.D. (1985), Plant Physiology |
University of California, Davis
|Specialty||Postharvest physiology, handling and storage of intact and fresh-cut vegetables.|
|Location||106 Mann Lab|
The objectives of my research and extension program are to identify and solve problems related to the postharvest physiology, quality, handling and storage of fresh vegetables. As a Cooperative Extension Specialist, I conduct a research and education program for the benefit of fresh produce growers-shippers, and handlers and distributors of these fresh products.
Current efforts in applied research include:
Kaiser, L.L., C. Lamp, C. Ganthavorn, L. Farfan-Ramirez, T. McMurdo, M. Cantwell, and S. Hardesty. 2012. Farm-to-WIC: New Opportunities to Increase Fruit & Vegetable Consumption. California Agric. 66: 15-19.
Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, E., H.J. Lieth, J.A. Jernstedt, J.M. Labavitch, T. V. Suslow and M. I. Cantwell. 2012. Texture, composition and anatomy of spinach leaves in relation to nitrogen fertilization. J. Science Food Agriculture, in press.
Suslow, T.V., E.J. Mitcham, and M.I. Cantwell. 2011. Postharvest Handling and Safety of Perishable Crops. Ch 10, in L. Tourte and B. Faber (eds.), Small Farm Handbook 2nd ed. UC ANR Publ. 3526.
Cantwell, M. (ed. compiler). 2011 (16th ed.). Fresh-cut Products: Maintaining Quality and Safety. Univ. California Postharvest Horticulture Series No. 10. (updated each year for or UC Davis Fresh-cut Workshop, September; http://postharvest.ucdavis.edu/Pubs/Pub_Desc_10-10.pdf
Ma, Y., G. Hong, Q. Wang and M. Cantwell. 2010. Reassessment of treatments to retard browning of fresh-cut Russet potato with emphasis on controlled atmospheres and low concentrations of bisulfite. Int. J. Food Sci.Technol. 45: 1486-1494.
Cantwell, M. 2010. Optimum Procedures for Ripening Tomatoes (p. 106-116). Optimum Procedures for Ripening Melons (p. 71-79); Optimum Procedures for Ripening Peppers (p. 91-96). J.T. Thompson and C. Crisosto, eds., Fruit Ripening & Ethylene Management, UC Postharvest Hort. Series 9.
Kader, A.A. and M.I. Cantwell (ed. compilers.). 2010. Produce Quality Rating Scales and Color Charts, 2nd ed. Postharvest Hort. Series No. 23. 116pp. + appendices + CD. http://postharvest.ucdavis.edu.
Cantwell, M., G. Hong and X. Nie. 2010. Using tissue ammonia and fermentative volatile concentrations as indicators of beneficial and stressful modified atmospheres for leafy and floral vegetables. Acta Hort. 876: 165-171.
Selma, M.V., A.M. Ibáñez, A. Allende, M. Cantwell and T. Suslow. 2008. Reduction by gaseous ozone of Salmonella and microbial flora associated with fresh-cut cantaloupe. Food Microbiology 25:558-565.
Cantwell, M.I., J. Kang and G. Hong. 2003. Heat treatments control sprouting and rooting of garlic cloves. Postharvest Biol. Tech., 30: 57-65.
|Campus||UC Davis Faculty|