One year after trees had been infused post-harvest with oxytetracycline (OTC) to remit symptoms of pear decline, pears were harvested and tasted. In four sessions, the panel of tasters discerned between pears from trees treated with OTC and pears from untreated diseased trees. In three of the sessions, the fruit from treated trees was preferred over fruit from untreated diseased trees.
Organoleptic Examination of Pears from Trees Infused with Oxytetracycline to Remit Symptoms of Pear Decline
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LESTER HANKIN, GEORGE H. LACY, JOHN L. MCINTYRE; Organoleptic Examination of Pears from Trees Infused with Oxytetracycline to Remit Symptoms of Pear Decline. J Food Prot 1 September 1979; 42 (9): 732–734. doi: https://doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X-42.9.732
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