John Golding works in the horticulture market access team at the Centre of Excellence for Market Access at Ourimbah, where he provides practical and cost-effective solutions for the NSW and Australian horticultural industries. John’s professional passions are in postharvest management of product quality, including market access research. His current work involves developing and applying innovative market access and postharvest research in a range of important horticulture crops such as citrus, blueberries and cherries. John works closely with industry to ensure the outcomes of his research are practical and economic.
John also has a conjoint appointment with the University of Newcastle, where he co-supervises postgraduate students in horticulture, food science and technology. His recent achievements include the successful completion of important industry projects funded by Horticulture Australia Ltd, co-authoring numerous international refereed research papers and several books and book chapters. He presents his research findings at national industry conferences and at international technical horticultural science conferences.
Golding JB, Archer J and Spohr L (2018) Improving the competitiveness of Australian horticulture exports by reducing phytosanitary compliance costs – Assessing and validating alternative temperature monitoring systems for horticultural exports. Department of Agriculture and Water Resources – Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation Program, pp 115.
Golding JB (2018) Review of international best practice for postharvest management of sweet cherries. Horticulture Innovation Australia Project CY17000, pp 103.
Golding JB (2018) Assessment of fruit quality following market access treatments of NSW cherries (NSW Cherry Exports). Department of Agriculture and Water Resources – Package Assistance for Small Exporters, pp 218.
Golding JB, Wyatt PM and Jamieson LE (2018) Evaluation of combination treatments to reduce time in cold disinfestation: CRC3097. Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre Research Report.
Jamieson LE, Brown SDJ, Bellve A, Follett PA, Armstrong JW, Wyatt PM, Leach PL, Maindonald JH, Golding JB, De Lima CPF, Waddell BC and Woolf AB (2018) Improved postharvest market access treatments for horticultural commodities. Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre Final Report.
Balagawi S and Golding JB (2015) New end-point treatment solution to control fruit fly. Horticulture Innovation Australia Project VG13043, pp 119.
Golding JB and Lidbetter J (2015) Green tea profitability and environmental assurance. Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (Project Number PRJ-000339). Publication number 15/063. ISBN 978-1-74254-809-8, pp 205.
Jessup AJ and Golding JB (2014) Assessment of the nutritional profile and fruit quality of irradiated passionfruit. Horticulture Australia Project PF12006, pp 131.
Rogers G and Golding JB (2014) Managing the risk of flesh browning for 'Cripps Pink' apples using a climate model. Horticulture Australia Project AP08004, pp 34.
Golding JB (2013) Assessment of a combination cold temperature treatment to improve market access of Australian blueberries. Horticulture Australia Project BB10000. ISBN 0-7341-3192-5, pp 89.
Golding JB and Jessup AJ (2013) Assessment of the nutritional profile and fruit quality of irradiated blueberry and raspberry. Horticulture Australia Project MT12035. ISBN 0-7341-3115-1, pp 229.
Golding JB and Jessup AJ (2013) Review market access opportunities to meet export and domestic market requirements for Australian persimmons. Horticulture Australia Project PR11001. ISBN 0-7341-3072-4, pp 138.
Jessup AJ and Golding JB (2013) Qfly proof of concept for Ethane Dinitrile (EDN) fumigation. Horticulture Australia Project HG10065. ISBN 0-7341-3025-2, pp 151.
Alhassan N, Golding JB, Wills RBH, Bowyer MC and Pristijono P (2019) Long term exposure to low ethylene and storage temperatures delays calyx senescence and maintains ‘Afourer’ mandarins and Navel oranges quality. Foods 8 (1), 19 (13 pages). www.mdpi.com/2304-8158/8/1/19.
Pristijono P, Golding JB and Bowyer MC (2019) Postharvest UV-C treatment, followed by storage in a continuous low-level ethylene atmosphere, maintains the quality of ‘Kensington Pride’ mango fruit stored at 20 °C. Horticulturae 5(1), (12 pages). https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae5010001.
Al Ubeed HMS, Wills RBH, Bowyer MC and Golding JB (2019) Interaction of the hydrogen sulphide inhibitor, propargylglycine (PAG), with hydrogen sulphide on postharvest changes of the green leafy vegetable, pak choy. Postharvest Biology and Technology 147, 54–58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2018.09.011.
Saberi B, Golding JB, Chockchaisawasdee S, Scarlett CJ and Stathopoulos CE (2018) Effect of biocomposite edible coatings based on pea starch and guar gum on nutritional quality of ‘Valencia’ orange during storage. Starch – Stärke, 70: 1700299 (10 pages). doi:10.1002/star.201700299.
Pristijono P, Wills RBH, Tesoriero L and Golding JB (2018) Effect of continuous exposure to low levels of ethylene on mycelial growth of postharvest fruit fungal pathogens. Horticulturae, 4 (3), 20 (7 pages). https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae4030020.
Papoutsis K, Golding JB, Vuong Q, Pristijono P, Stathopoulos CE, Scarlett CJ and Bowyer M (2018) Encapsulation of citrus by-product extracts by spray-drying and freeze-drying using combinations of maltodextrin with soybean protein and ι-carrageenan. Foods 7(7), 115 (12 pages). doi.org/10.3390/foods7070115.
Pristijono P, Bowyer MC, Scarlett CJ, Vuong QV, Stathopoulos CE and Golding JB (2018) Combined postharvest UV-C and 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) treatment, followed by storage continuously in low level of ethylene atmosphere improves the quality of Tahitian limes. Journal of Food Science and Technology. 55, 2467–2475. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13197-018-3164-4.
Thakur R, Pristijono P, Golding JB, Stathopoulos CE, Scarlett CJ, Bowyer M Singh SP and Vuong QV (2018) Development and application of rice starch based edible coating to improve the postharvest storage potential and quality of plum fruit (Prunus salicina). Scientia Horticulturae 237, 59–66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2018.04.005.
Papoutsis K, Vuong QV, Golding JB, Hasperué JH, Pristijono P, Bowyer MC, Scarlett CJ and Stathopoulos CE (2018) Pretreatment of citrus by-products affects polyphenol recovery: a review. Food Reviews International 34, 770–795, DOI: 10.1080/87559129.2018.1438471.
Wills RBH, Li Y and Golding JB (2018) Maintaining the market life of vegetables held at an ambient tropical temperature by reducing exogenous ethylene. Tropical Agriculture (Trinidad) 95, 31–37.
Papoutsis K, Vuong QV, Tesoriero L, Pristijono P, Stathopoulos CE, Gkountina S, Lidbetter F, Bowyer MC, Scarlett CJ and Golding JB (2018), Microwave irradiation enhances the in vitro antifungal activity of citrus by-product aqueous extracts against Alternaria alternata. International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 53, 1510–1517. doi:10.1111/ijfs.13732.
Chuyen HV, Nguyen MH, Roach PD, Golding JB and Parks SE (2018) Microwave-assisted extraction and ultrasound-assisted extraction for recovering carotenoids from Gac peel and their effects on antioxidant capacity of the extracts. Food Science and Nutrition 6, 189–196. https://doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.546.
Papoutsis K, Pristijono P, Golding JB, Stathopoulos CE, Bowyer MC, Scarlett CJ and Vuong QV (2018) Screening the effect of four ultrasound-assisted extraction parameters on hesperidin and phenolic acid content of aqueous citrus pomace extracts. Food Bioscience 21, 20–26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fbio.2017.11.001.
Thakur R, Pristijono P, Golding JB, Stathopoulos CE, Scarlett C, Bowyer M, Singh SP and Vuong QV (2018) Effect of starch physiology, gelatinization, and retrogradation on the attributes of rice starch-ι-carrageenan film. Starch – Stärke 70, 1700099. 1–10. doi:10.1002/star.201700099.
Al Ubeed HMS, Wills RBH, Bowyer MC and Golding JB (2018) Comparison of hydrogen sulphide with 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) to inhibit senescence of the leafy vegetable, pak choy. Postharvest Biology and Technology 137, 129–133. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2017.11.020.
Saberi B, Golding JB, Marques JR, Pristijono P, Chockchaisawasdee S, Scarlett CJ and Stathopoulos CE (2018) Application of biocomposite edible coatings based on pea starch and guar gum on quality, storability and shelf life of ‘Valencia’ oranges. Postharvest Biology and Technology 137, 9–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2017.11.003.
Li Y, Golding JB, Arcot J and Wills RBH (2018) Continuous exposure to ethylene in the storage environment adversely affects ‘Afourer’ mandarin fruit quality. Food Chemistry 242, 585–590. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2017.09.088.
Pristijono P, Bowyer MC, Scarlett CJ, Vuong QV, Stathopoulos CE and Golding JB (2017) Effect of low-pressure storage on the quality of green capsicums (Capsicum annum L.). The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology. 93, 529–536. https://doi.org/10.1080/14620316.2017.1411768.
Pristijono P, Bowyer MC, Scarlett CJ, Vuong QV, Stathopoulos CE and Golding JB (2017) The application of low pressure storage to maintain the quality of zucchinis. New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science. 46, 254–263. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01140671.2017.1383277.
Thakur R, Pristijono P, Golding JB, Stathopoulos CE, Scarlett CJ, Bowyer M, Singh SP and Vuong QV (2017) Amylose-lipid complex as a measure of variations in physical, mechanical and barrier attributes of rice starch-ι-carrageenan biodegradable edible film. Food Packaging and Shelf Life 14 Part B, 108–115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fpsl.2017.10.002.
Li Y, Wills RBH and Golding JB (2017). Storage at elevated ambient temperature and reduced ethylene delays degreening of Persian limes. Fruits 72, 288–291. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17660/th2017/72.5.4.
Pristijono P, Bowyer MC, Scarlett CJ, Vuong QV, Stathopoulos CE and Golding JB (2017) The effect of postharvest UV-C treatment and associated with different storage conditions on the quality of Tahitian limes (Citrus latifolia). Journal of Food and Nutritional Disorders 6:4. doi: 10.4172/2324-9323.1000230.
Pristijono P, Papoutsis K, Scarlett CJ, Bowyer MC, Vuong QV, Stathopoulos CE and Golding JB (2017) Postharvest UV-C treatment combined with 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP), followed by storage in continuous low-level ethylene atmosphere improves the quality of tomatoes. The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology 92, 521–529. dx.doi.org/10.1080/14620316.2017.1300512.
Al Ubeed HMS, Wills RBH, Bowyer MC, Vuong QV and Golding JB (2017) Interaction of exogenous hydrogen sulphide and ethylene on senescence of green leafy vegetables. Postharvest Biology and Technology 133, 81–87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2017.07.010.
Mirshekari A, Madani B and Golding JB (2017) Suitability of combination of calcium propionate and chitosan for preserving minimally processed banana quality. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 97, 3706–3711. doi:10.1002/jsfa.8231.
Saberi B, Chockchaisawasdee S, Golding JB, Scarlett CJ and Stathopoulos CE (2017) Development of biocomposite films incorporated with different amounts of shellac, emulsifier, and surfactant. Food Hydrocolloids 72, 174–184. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodhyd.2017.05.042.
Papoutsis K, Pristijono P, Golding JB, Stathopoulos CE, Bowyer MC, Scarlett CJ and Vuong QV (2017) Effect of vacuum-drying, hot air-drying and freeze-drying on polyphenols and antioxidant capacity of lemon (Citrus limon) pomace aqueous extracts. International Journal of Food Science and Technology 52, 880–887. doi:10.1111/ijfs.13351.
Pristijono P, Scarlett CJ, Bowyer MC, Vuong QV, Stathopoulos CE, Jessup AJ and Golding JB (2017) Use of low-pressure storage to improve the quality of tomatoes. The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology. 92, 583–590. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14620316.2017.1301222.
Hoang V, Chuyen HV, Roach PD, Golding JB, Parks SE and Nguyen MH (2017) Optimisation of extraction conditions for recovering carotenoids and antioxidant capacity from Gac peel using response surface methodology. International Journal of Food Science and Technology 52, 972–980. doi:10.1111/ijfs.13361.
Li Y, Wills RBH and Golding JB (2017) Interaction of ethylene concentration and storage temperature on postharvest life of the green vegetables pak choi, broccoli, mint, and green bean. The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology 92, 288–293. DOI: 10.1080/14620316.2016.1263545.
Papoutsis K, Pristijono P, Golding JB, Stathopoulos CE, Scarlett CJ, Bowyer MC and Vuong VQ (2016) Impact of different solvents on the recovery of bioactive compounds and antioxidant properties from lemon (Citrus limon L.) pomace waste. Food Science and Biotechnology 25, 971–977. DOI 10.1007/s10068-016-0158-8.
Thakur R, Saberi B, Pristijono P, Golding JB, Stathopoulos CE, Scarlett CJ, Bowyer MC and Vuong Q (2016) Characterization of rice starch-ι-carrageenan biodegradable edible film. Effect of stearic acid on the film properties. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 93 (Part A), 952–960. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2016.09.053.
Papoutsis K, Vuong QV, Pristijono P, Golding JB, Bowyer MC, Scarlett CJ and Stathopoulos CE (2016) Enhancing the total phenolic content and antioxidants of lemon pomace aqueous extracts by applying UV-C irradiation to the dried powder. Foods 5, 55. doi:10.3390/foods5030055.
Papoutsis K, Pristijono P, Golding JB, Stathopoulos CE, Bowyer MC, Scarlett CJ and Vuong QV (2016) Enhancement of the total phenolic compounds and antioxidant activity of aqueous Citrus limon L. pomace extract using microwave pretreatment on the dry powder. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. doi:10.1111/jfpp.13152.
Chuyen HV, Roach PD, Golding JB, Parks SE and Nguyen MH (2016) Effects of four different drying methods on the carotenoid composition and antioxidant capacity of dried Gac peel. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 97, 1656–1662. doi:10.1002/jsfa.7918.
Saberi, B, Thakur, R, Bhuyan, DJ, Vuong, QV, Chockchaisawasdee, S, Golding, JB, Scarlett, CJ and Stathopoulos, CE (2016), Development of edible blend films with good mechanical and barrier properties from pea starch and guar gum. Starch – Stärke. doi:10.1002/star.201600227.
Chockchaisawasdee, S, Golding, JB, Vuong, QV, Papoutsis, K and Stathopoulos, CE (2016) Sweet cherry: Composition, postharvest preservation, processing and trends for its future use. Trends in Food Science and Technology, 55 72–83. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2016.07.002.
Saberi, B, Vuong, QV, Chockchaisawasdee, S, Golding, JB, Scarlett, CJ, Stathopoulos, CE (2016) Water sorption isotherm of pea starch edible films and prediction models. Foods 5, 1. doi:10.3390/foods5010001.
Tran, XT, Parks, SE, Roach, PD, Golding, JB and Nguyen, MH (2015) Effects of maturity on physicochemical properties of Gac fruit (Momordica cochinchinensis Spreng.). Food Science and Nutrition 4, 305–314. https://doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.291.
Golding JB, Blades BL, Satyan S, Spohr LJ, Harris A, Jessup AJ, Archer JR, Davies JB and Banos C (2015) Low dose gamma irradiation does not affect the quality or total ascorbic acid concentration of ‘Sweetheart’ passionfruit (Passiflora edulis). Foods 4, 376–390. doi:10.3390/foods4030376.
Li Y, Wills RBH and Golding JB (2015) Sodium chloride, a cost effective partial replacement of calcium ascorbate and ascorbic acid to inhibit surface browning on fresh-cut apple slices. LWT (Lebensmittel-Wissenschaft & Technologie) Food Science and Technology. 64, 503–507. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lwt.2015.05.010.
Wills RBH and Golding JB (2015) Reduction of energy usage in postharvest horticulture through management of ethylene. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 95, 1379–1384. DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.6930.
Candrawinata VI, Golding JB, Roach PD and Stathopoulos CE (2015) Optimisation of the phenolic content and antioxidant activity of apple pomace aqueous extracts. CyTA - Journal of Food 13, 293–299. DOI: 10.1080/19476337.2014.971344.
Li, Y, Wills, R B H, Golding, JB and Huque, R (2015) Effect of halide salts on development of surface browning on fresh-cut ‘Granny Smith’ (Malus × domestica Borkh) apple slices during storage at low temperature. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 95, 945–952. DOI 10.1002/jsfa.6766.
Lopresti J, Goodwin I, McGlasson B, Holford P and Golding JB (2014) Variability in size and soluble solids concentration in peaches and nectarines. Horticultural Reviews 42, 253–311.
Golding, JB, Blades, BL, Satyan, S, Jessup, AJ, Spohr, LJ, Harris, AM, Banos, C and Davies JB (2014) Low dose gamma irradiation does not affect the quality, proximate or nutritional profile of ‘Brigitta’ blueberry and ‘Maravilla’ raspberry fruit. Postharvest Biology and Technology 96, 49–52. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2014.05.002.
Goldsmith, CD, Stathopoulos, CE, Golding, JB and Roach, PD (2014) Fate of the phenolic compounds during olive oil production with the traditional press method. International Food Research Journal 21, 101–109.
Wills RBH and Golding JB (2016) Postharvest: An introduction to the physiology and handling of fruit and vegetables. NewSouth Publishing. Sydney Australia. ISBN 9781742247854. 293 pages.
Golding JB, Toivonen PMA, Avanzato D, Erner Y, Harker R and Heyes JA (2016) Editors of XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): International Symposia on Postharvest Knowledge for the Future and Consumer and Sensory Driven Improvements to Fruits and Nuts. Acta Horticulturae 1120. ISBN 9789462611184. 571 pages.
Wills RBH and Golding JB (2015) Editors of ‘Advances in Postharvest Fruit and Vegetable Technology’. CRC Press, USA. ISBN 978-1-4822-1697-7. 386 pages.
Saberi B and Golding JB (2018) Postharvest application of biopolymer-based edible coatings to improve the quality of fresh horticultural produce. In: Gutiérrez T. (ed) Polymers for Food Applications, pp 211–250. Springer, Cham. Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94625-2_9.
Madani B, Mirshekari A, Yahia E and Golding JB (2018) Sapota (Manilkara achras Forb.): Factors influencing fresh and processed fruit quality. Horticultural Reviews 45, 105–142.
Golding JB (2017) Postharvest Packaging. CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International) Horticulture Compendium. 14 pages. On-line March 2017. www.cabi.org/hc/datasheet/99556407.
Golding JB and Singh SP (2016) Use of 1-MCP in the storage life extension of fruit. Reference Module in Food Sciences. Elsevier, pp 1–10. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-100596-5.21006-8.
Golding JB and Spohr, L (2015) Postharvest technology experimentation – solutions to common problems. In: Advances in Postharvest Fruit and Vegetable Technology (RBH Wills and JB Golding, eds.). CRC Press, USA.
Golding JB and Jobling JJ (2012) Apples. In ‘Crop Post-Harvest: Science and Technology. Perishables. Ed Debbie Rees, Graham Farrell and John Orchard, pp 88–107. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. ISBN 978-0-062-05725-2.
Golding, JB (2010) How to minimize postharvest losses of organic produce. In: ‘The Approach of Organic Agriculture: New Markets, Food Security and a Clean Environment’. pp 53–60. Agricultural Technical Cooperation Working Group. Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Publication Number: APEC #210-AT-04.1.
Pristijono P, Bowyer M, Scarlett C, Vuong Q, Stathopoulos C and Golding JB (2016) Effect of UV-C irradiation on sprouting of potatoes in storage. Acta Horticulturae, 1194, 475–478. DOI 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1194.69.
Golding, JB, Spohr, L, Harris, A, Satyan, S, Blades, B, Crampton, K, Bullot, M, Stathopoulos, C and McGlasson, B (2017) Effect of postharvest display conditions on cherry stem quality. Acta Horticulturae 1161, 569-574. www.actahort.org/books/1161/1161_90.htm.
Lopresti J, Goodwin I, Stefanelli D, Holford P, McGlasson B and Golding JB (2016) Understanding the factors affecting within-tree variation in soluble solids concentration in peaches and nectarines. Acta Horticulturae 1130, 249-256. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1130.37.
Kumar M, McGlasson WB, Holford P and Golding JB (2016) Effects of very high carbon dioxide treatmentand cold storage on the quality of Navel oranges. Acta Horticulturae 1120, 91-98. www.actahort.org/books/1120/1120_13.htm.
Mahler C, Satyan SH, Spohr LJ, Harris AM and Golding JB (2016) Effects of continuous ethylene treatment on 'Navelina' orange fruit quality. Acta Horticulturae 1120, 79-84. www.actahort.org/books/1120/1120_11.htm.
Wills RBH and Golding JB (2015) Saving energy in storage and transport through ethylene control in lieu of low temperatures. Acta Horticulturae 1091, 95-100. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1091.11.
Lopresti J, Goodwin I, Holford P, McGlasson B and Golding JB (2015) Study on the relationship betweensugar concentration and cell number and size distribution in nectarine. Acta Horticulturae 1084, 667-674. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1084.89.
Golding JB, Satyan S, Spohr LJ, Harris AM, Blades BL, Jessup AJ Banos C and Davies JB (2015) Effects of low dose gamma irradiation on highbush blueberry fruit quality and proximate and nutritional profiles. Acta Horticulturae 1079, 515-520. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1079.68.