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Advances in Postharvest Fruit and Vegetable Technology

1st Edition

Edited by Ron B.H. Wills, John Golding

CRC Press

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Advances in Postharvest Fruit and Vegetable Technology examines how changes in community attitudes and associated pressures on industry are demanding changes in the way technology is used to minimize postharvest loss and maintain product quality. In particular, the book discusses important drivers for change, including:

  • Using more natural chemicals or physical treatments to replace synthetic chemicals
  • Increasing the efficiency of older, more traditional methods in combination with newer biocontrol treatments
  • Leveraging a range of biomolecular research tools or "omics" to efficiently gather and assess mass information at molecular, enzymic, and genetic levels
  • Using modelling systems to identify key changes and control points for better targeting of new treatments and solutions to postharvest problems

The postharvest handling of fresh fruits and vegetables plays a critical role in facilitating a continuous supply of high-quality fresh produce to the consumer. Many new technologies developed and refined in recent years continue to make possible an ever-expanding supply of fresh products. This volume examines a range of recently developed technologies and systems that will help the horticulture industry to become more environmentally sustainable and economically competitive, and to minimize postharvest quality loss and generate products that are appealing and acceptable to consumers.

Table of Contents

Postharvest Technology Experimentation: Solutions to Common Problems

John Golding and Lorraine Spohr

Recent Research on Calcium and Postharvest Behavior

Babak Madani and Charles F. Forney

Nondestructive Assessment of Fruit Quality

Kerry Walsh

Biological Control of Postharvest Diseases

Giuseppe Lima, Simona Marianna Sanzani, Filippo De Curtis, and Antonio Ippolito

Physical and Chemical Control of Postharvest Diseases

Alice Spadoni, Fiorella Neri, and Marta Mari

Advances in the Use of 1-MCP

Chris B. Watkins

Advances in Edible Coatings

Maria Serrano, Domingo Martinez-Romero, Pedro J. Zapata, Fabian Guillen, Juan M. Valverde, Huertas M. Diaz-Mula, Salvador Castillo, and Daniel Valero

Low Ethylene Technology in Nonoptimal Storage Temperatures

Ronald B.H. Wills

Potential of Nitric Oxide as a Postharvest Technology

Ronald B. H. Wills

Methyl Jasmonate in Postharvest

Ahmad Sattar Khan, Zora Singh, and Sajid Ali

Postharvest Oxidative Stress in Fresh Fruits

Sukhvinder Pal Singh

Advances in Postharvest Maintenance of Flavor and Phytochemicals

Jun Song

Metabolomic Tools for Postharvest Quality and Safety of Fresh Produce

Sukhvinder Pal Singh

Recent Developments in Proteomic Analysis of Fruits

Jun Song

Organic Postharvest Technology

Apiradee Uthairatanakij and Pongphen Jitareerat

Modeling in Postharvest Horticulture

Maarten L.A.T.M. Hertog and Bart M. Nicolai

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