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Advances in Postharvest Fruit and Vegetable Technology

ISBN 9781138894051
Published June 28, 2018 by CRC Press

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Book Description

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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