Crop Post-Harvest: Science and Technology, Perishables
P. Golob, Debbie Rees, Graham Farrell, John Orchard
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 26, 2012 - Science - 464 pages
International trade in high value perishables has grown enormously in the past few decades. In the developed world consumers now expect to be able to eat perishable produce from all parts of the world, and in most cases throughout the year. Perishable plant products are, however, susceptible to physical damage and often have a potential storage life of only a few days.
Given their key importance in the world economy, Crop Post-Harvest Science and Technology: Perishables devotes itself to perishable produce, providing current and comprehensive knowledge on all the key factors affecting post-harvest quality of fruits and vegetables. This volume focuses explicitly on the effects and causes of deterioration, as well as the many techniques and practices implemented to maintain quality though correct handling and storage. As highlighted throughout, regular losses caused by post-harvest spoilage of perishable products can be as much as 50%. A complete understanding, as provided by this excellent volume, is therefore vital in helping to reduce these losses by a significant percentage.
Compiled by members of the world-renowned Natural Resources Institute at the United Kingdom's University of Greenwich, with contributions from experts around the world, this volume is an essential reference for all those working in the area. Researchers and upper-level students in food science, food technology, post-harvest science and technology, crop protection, applied biology and plant and agricultural sciences will benefit from this landmark publication. Libraries in all research establishments and universities where these subjects are studied and taught should ensure that they have several copies for their shelves.
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Postharvest practices and problems
Bananas Musa spp
Physiology of citrus fruits
Kiwifruit Guava Passion Fruit and Lychee
Prickly Pear Fruit and Cladodes
Postharvest physiology of cucurbits
Nutritional value and human health
Apple trends and conclusions
Physiological disorders and their control
Maturity and harvesting indices
Postharvest technology for wine and juice grapes
Plum postharvest handling systems
Selective gaseous atmosphere storage
Herbs Spices and Flavourings
Tuber storage diseases and disease prevention
Postharvest handling of potatoes
Onions Shallots and Garlic
Onion anatomy and physiology from a storage viewpoint
influences of temperature
Garlic storage experiments
Tropical Root Crops
Botany and physiology of yam
Pests and diseases of sweet potato
Postharvest handling practices
Marketing and consumption