Dr. Achour Amiri, Plant Pathologist at WSU recently published an article about the importance of room and bin sanitation to reduce postharvest decay for apples and pears. His research concludes a 60-90% spore kill percentage on wooden bins and empty rooms using ozone gas/fog with a 2-28 hour exposure. And a 40-70% spore kill rate with ozone water treatment with a 2-5 minutes exposure.
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Our postharvest specialist, Nick Lyon, can do a free site evaluation to determine how to best address your room and bin sanitation needs. He can be reached at 425-327-1378 or firstname.lastname@example.org