Forney, Charles, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Postharvest Physiology


Contact Information:

32 Main St.
Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 1J5
Telephone: 902-365-8503
Fax: 902-365-8455
Email: charles.forney@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Optimizing aroma and flavor of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Characterization of stess induce volatile emission of fresh produce
  • Controlled atmosphere storage of small fruits
  • Determination of fruit and vegetable quality
  • Physiology of fruit ripening
  • Development of postharvest treatments to extend storage life of fresh produce
  • Postharvest change of antioxidants in fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Maintaining Quality of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables
  • Determination of pre-harvest factors affecting quality and storage life

Current Projects:

  • Flavor volatiles in fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Evaluation of dual-purpose carrot cultivars for yield and quality under various storage regimens
  • New technologies to prevent physiological and pathological deterioration in harvested fruits and vegetables

Affiliations:

  • Advisory Board, American Society of Pomology
  • Member, American Society for Horticultural Science
  • Member, International Society for Horticultural Science

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2016

  • Forney, C., D. Leblanc, C. Vigneault, V. Toussaint, G. Bourgeois, A. Clement, and G. Bezanson. 2016. The interaction of storage temperature and duration on aroma volatiles in tomato fruit. VIII International Postharvest Symposium, Cartagena, Spain, June 21-24 (abstract)
  • Forney, C., J. Song, P. Toivonen, M.A. Jordan, and S.A.E. Fillmore. 2016. Volatile metabolite changes in ‘Ambrosia’ apple fruit associated with soft scald development. HortScience, ASHS Annual Meeting Aug 8-11, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (presentation)

2015

  • Bach, S.J., Fan, L., Forney, C.F., and Delaquis, P.J. (2015). "Quality and Safety in Fresh-cut Vegetables and Fruits. United Fresh Produce Association Food Safety and Technology Council.", United Fresh 2015, Chicago, IL, USA, June 9-11, 2015, Oral presentation and handout information on AAFC’s research activities.
  • Fan, L. and Forney, C.F. (2015). Quality and Safety in Fresh-cut Vegetables and Fruits. Presentation and Report to the S-294 committee meeting. The Multi-state Research Project S-294. (Report)
  • Forney, C.F., Jamieson, A.R., Munro Pennell, K.D., Jordan, M.A., and Fillmore, S.A.E. (2015). "Atmosphere Modification Effects on Red Raspberry Fruit Market Life.", United Fresh 2015, Chicago, IL, USA, June 9-11, 2015. (Poster)
  • Forney, C.F., Jamieson, A.R., Munro Pennell, K.D., Jordan, M.A., and Fillmore, S.A.E. (2015). "Impact of atmosphere modification on red raspberry fruit quality.", HortScience, 90(9), pp. S181. (Abstract)
  • Song, J., Forney, C.F., Myles, S., Sauerteig, K.A., Du, L., Hampson, C.R., Toivonen, P.M.A., Fan, L., DeLong, J.M., and Fillmore, S.A.E. (2015). "An integrated “omics” investigation on control mechanisms and molecular markers of apple fruit storage disorders.", AG Connect 2015 Summit, Truro, NS, USA, March 31-April 1, 2015. (Poster)
  • Toivonen, P.M.A., DeLong, J.M., Hampson, C.R., Song, J., Forney, C.F., and Myles, S. (2015). "Peel maturity only correlates with soft scald in a highly susceptible orchard of Ambrosia™ apple.", HortScience, 50(9), pp. S181. (Abstract)
  • Toivonen, P.M.A., DeLong, J.M., Song, J., and Forney, C.F. (2015). "Peel Maturity only Correlates with Soft Scald in a Highly Susceptible Orchard of Ambrosia™ apple.", American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Annual Conference 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, August 4-7, 2015.

2014

  • Duarte Sierra, A., Angers, P., Michaud, D., Forney, C.F., and Arul, J. (2014). "Glucosinolates are enhanced by controlled application of abiotic stresses in broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. Italica) during the postharvest storage.", 2014 American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, USA, July 28-31, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Fan, L., Hughes, T., Ban, Z., Bezanson, G.S., Forney, C.F., Ells, T.C., LeBlanc, D.I., Guan, J., and Li, J.B. (2014). "Investigation of vapor heat treatment on microbial control and quality of cantaloupes.", United Fresh 2014. (Poster)
  • Forney, C.F. (2014). "New blueberry juice developed.", AAFC Coastal Newsletter, 2014(Fall). (Newsletter)
  • Forney, C.F., Bezanson, G.S., Ells, T.C., Fan, L., and LeBlanc, D.I. (2014). "Impact of heat sanitation of fresh whole cantaloupe on fruit quality and volatile metabolism.", The 5th Postharvest Unlimited Conference, Conference presentation and abstract.
  • Forney, C.F., Bezanson, G.S., Ells, T.C., Fan, L., and LeBlanc, D.I. (2014). "Impact of heat sanitation of fresh whole cantaloupe on fruit quality and volatile metabolism.", United Fresh 2014, Chicago, IL, USA, June 10-14, 2014. (Poster)
  • Forney, C.F., Jamieson, A.R., Munro Pennell, K.D., and Jordan, M.A. (2014). "Response of raspberry cultivars and selections to controlled atmosphere storage.", 29th International Horticultural Congress Symposium on Physiology of Perennial Fruit Crops & Production Systems, Brisbane, Australia, August 17-24, 2014.
  • Forney, C.F., Jordan, M.A., and Cue, K.R. (2014). "Identification of aroma-active compounds of whole and macerated ‘Honeycrisp’ and ‘Ambrosia’ apples.", 29th International Horticultural Congress Symposium on Physiology of Perennial Fruit Crops & Production Systems, Brisbane, Australia, August 17-24, 2014.

2013

  • Forney, C.F. and Yaganza, E.-S. (2013). "Fresh produce packaging requirements and challenges.", Packaging Films, 1, pp. 12-14.
  • Forney, C.F., Fan, L., and Bezanson, G.S. (2013). Multistate Research Project S-294 Postharvest Quality and Safety in Fresh-cut Vegetables and Fruits 2013-2014 Activities Report p.4. (Report)

2012

  • Duarte-Sierra, A., Corcuff, R., Forney, C.F., Angers, P., and Arul, J. (2012). "Utilisation des stress abiotiques pour augmenter la conservation et la teneur en glucosinolates dans le broccoli (Brassica olveracea var. italica) après récolte.", Journées d’information scientifique – Légumes de champ et Petits fruits, Drummondville, QC, Canada, February 13-14, 2012. (Poster)
  • Duarte-Sierra, A., Hasan, M., Forney, C.F., Michaud, D., and Arul, J. (2012). "Effect of stresses on glucosinolates and hydroxy-cinnamic acids profile in broccoli florets during postharvest storage.", 7th International Postharvest Symposium (IPS 2012), Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 25-29, 2012, pp. 39. (Abstract)
  • Forney, C.F. (2012). Regional cultivar evaluation and adaptation program, winter squash cultivar trial. Final report. In: Best, K. (Ed.) Horticulture Nova Scotia, 2012 Research Trial Report. (Report)
  • Forney, C.F., Bezanson, G.S., Fan, L., Ells, T.C., and LeBlanc, D.I. (2012). "Development of the Low Temperature Thermal Treatment (LT3) Process to Sanitize Fresh-cut Cantaloupe.", United Fresh 2012, Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, TX, USA, May 1-23, 2012. (Poster)
  • Forney, C.F., Fan, L., Song, J., and Jordan, M.A. (2012). "Impact of Heat Treatments on the Volatile Composition of Apples.", United Fresh 2012, Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, TX, USA, May 1-23, 2012. (Poster)
  • Korankye, E.A., Lada, R.R., Asiedu, S.K., and Forney, C.F. (2012). "The nature and role of volatile terpene compounds in postharvest balsam fir needle abscission.", 109th Annual Conference of the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS), InterContinental Miami Hotel, Miami, FL, USA, July 31-August 3, 2012, Poster #030. (Poster)
  • Mengstie Muche, M., Rupasinghe, H.P.V., Forney, C.F., Speers, R.A., and Astatkie, T. (2012). "Impact of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) on acidity of apple juice.", International Conference and Launch of Harvest Management & Technology for Food Security (PHMVA) Network, Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Jimma, Ethiopia, May 21-25, 2012, pp. 83. (Abstract)
  • Ong, M.K., Forney, C.F., and Ali, A. (2012). "Physicochemical changes in ‘Frangi’ papaya (Carica papaya L.) during ambient storage.", 7th International Postharvest Symposium (IPS 2012), Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 25-29, 2012, pp. 109. (Abstract)

2011

  • Duarte-Sierra, A., Corcuff, R., Forney, C.F., Angers, P., and Arul, J. (2011). "Influence of UV-C on color development and free amino acid profile in broccoli florets during postharvest storage.", 4th International Conference Postharvest Unlimited 2011, Wenatchee, WA, USA, May 23-26, 2011. (Poster)
  • Forney, C.F. and Kalt, W. (2011). "Blueberries and cranberries.", in Terry, L.A. (ed.) - Health-promoting properties of fruits and vegetables, CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK, Chapter 4, pp. 51-73.
  • Forney, C.F. and Yaganza, E.-S. (2011). "Fresh-cut produce packaging and the use of biaxial stretched films.", in DeMeuse, M.T. (ed.) - Biaxial Stretching of Film: Principles and Applications, Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK, Chapter 12, pp. 143-164.
  • Forney, C.F., Fan, L., Song, J., and Jordan, M.A. (2011). "Heat stress and fruit maturity affects the volatile composition of apples during storage.", 108th Annual Conference of the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS), Hilton, Waikoloa, HI, USA, September 25-28, 2011, Published in: HortScience, 46(9), pp.S271, #222. (Poster)
  • Forney, C.F., Grant, R., Fan, L., Doucette, C., and Jordan, M.A. (2011). "Market Life of Diced Red Onion Subjected to Modified Atmosphere Packaging and Antimicrobial Dips.", 2nd ISHS International Conference on Quality Management of Fresh Cut Produce: Convenience Food for a Tasteful Life, Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Italy, July 17-21, 2011, pp. 31. (Abstract)
  • Grant, R., Forney, C.F., Fan, L., Doucette, C., and Jordan, M.A. (2011). "Impact of modified atmosphere packaging and antimicrobial dips on the market life of diced red onion.", United Fresh 2011, New Orleans, LA, USA, May 2-5, 2011. (Poster)
  • Mengstie Muche, M., Rupasinghe, H.P.V., Speers, R.A., Forney, C.F., and Astatkie, T. (2011). "Impact of 1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) on Quality of Apple Juice.", Plant Canada 2011, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, July 17-21, 2011, pp. 206. (Poster)
  • Thiagarajan, A., Lada, R.R., Pépin, S., Forney, C.F., Desjardins, Y., and Dorais, M. (2011). "Low temperature exposure increases the postharvest needle retention of balsam fir (Abies balsamea) genotypes.", 108th Annual Conference of the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS), Hilton, Waikoloa, HI, USA, September 25-28, 2011, Published in: HortScience, 46(9), pp. S394. (Abstract)

2010

  • Forney, C.F., Cliff, M.A., Liu, P.Y., and Toivonen, P.M.A. (2010). "Influence of packaging on the flavor of fresh-cut apple slices.", United Fresh 2010, Sands MegaCenter, Las Vegas, NV, USA, April 20-23, 2010. (Poster)
  • Forney, C.F., Grant, R., Fan, L., Doucette, C., and Fillmore, S.A.E. (2010). "Influence of packaging on loss of aroma and quality of diced red onions.", 28th International Horticultural Congress (IHC2010): Postharvest technology in global market, Lisboa Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal, August 22-27, 2010. (Poster)
  • Forney, C.F., Kalt, W., Jordan, M.A., Vinqvist-Tymchuk, M.R., and Fillmore, S.A.E. (2010). "Compositional changes in blueberry and cranberry fruit during ripening.", 28th International Horticultural Congress (IHC2010): Postharvest technology in global market, Lisboa Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal, August 22-27, 2010. (Poster)
  • Forney, C.F., Song, J., Toivonen, P.M.A., Cliff, M.A., Lu, C., and Jordan, M.A. (2010). "Factors affecting the flavor of fresh-cut apples.", 107th Annual Conference of the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) for Speciality Crops, Palm Desert, CA, USA, August 2-5, 2010, Published in: HortScience, 45(8), pp. S57. (Abstract)
  • Kalt, W., Forney, C.F., Vinqvist-Tymchuk, M.R., Jordan, M.A., and Van der Kloet, S. (2010). "Composition of little known Vaccinium berries.", 28th International Horticultural Congress (IHC2010): Postharvest technology in global market, Lisboa Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal, August 22-27, 2010. (Poster)
  • Song, J., Forney, C.F., Moreau, D.L., Jordan, M.A., Fillmore, S.A.E., and Munro, K.D. (2010). "Effect of fruit maturity and cutting on the respiration and volatile production of apple fruit.", 28th International Horticultural Congress (IHC2010): Postharvest technology in global market, Lisboa Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal, August 22-27, 2010. (Poster)

2009

  • Fan, L., Song, J., Forney, C.F., and Jordan, M.A. (2009). "The response of apples at different maturity to heat treatment.", 9th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, USA, June 6-9, 2009.
  • Forney, C.F., Best, K., Jordan, M.A., Campbell-Palmer, L., Fillmore, S.A.E., and McRae, K.B. (2009). "Sulfur fertilization affects onion quality and flavor chemistry during storage.", 6th International Postharvest Symposium, Antalya, Turkey, April 8-11, 2009.
  • Forney, C.F., Jordan, M.A., and Fillmore, S.A.E. (2009). "Loss of Aroma Volatile Compounds in Fresh-cut Carrots.", 106th Annual International Conference of the American Society for Horticultural Science, Millennium Hotel, St. Louis, MO, USA, July 25-28, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Forney, C.F., Jordan, M.A., and Fillmore, S.A.E. (2009). "Loss of Aroma Volatile Compounds in Fresh-cut Carrots.", 106th Annual International Conference of the American Society for Horticultural Science, Millennium Hotel, St. Louis, MO, USA, July 25-28, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Forney, C.F., Jordan, M.A., and Fillmore, S.A.E. (2009). "Loss of Aroma Volatile Compounds in Fresh-cut Carrots.", HortScience, 44(4), pp. 1059-1060. (Abstract)
  • Forney, C.F., Mattheis, J.P., and Baldwin, E.A. (2009). "Effects on flavor.", in Yahia, E.M. (ed.) - Modified and Controlled Atmospheres for the Storage, Transportation, and Packaging of Horticultural Commodities, CRC Press Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, FL, USA, Chapter 7, pp. 119-158.
  • Song, J., Zheng, Q., Braun, P.G., Forney, C.F., Watkins, C., and Bevis, E. (2009). "Proteomic Approach to Study Scald Disorder of Apples.", 106th Annual Conference of the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS), Millennium Hotel, St. Louis, MO, USA, July 25-28, 2009. (Poster)
  • Song, J., Zheng, Q., Braun, P.G., Forney, C.F., Watkins, C., and Bevis, E. (2009). "Proteomic Approach to Study Scald Disorder of Apples.", HortScience, 44(4), pp. 1169-1170. (Abstract)
  • Song, J., Zheng, Q., Braun, P.G., Forney, C.F., Watkins, C., and Bevis, E. (2009). "Proteomic approach to study scald disorder of apples.", HortScience, 44(4), pp. 1169-1170, #108. (Abstract)
  • Terry, L.A., Cristoso, C.H., and Forney, C.F. (2009). "Small fruits (grapes, strawberry, other berries).", in Yahia, E.M. (ed.) - Modified and Controlled Atmospheres for the Storage, Transportation, and Packaging of Horticultural Commodities, CRC Press Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, FL, USA, Chapter 15, pp. 363-395.
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