1st Edition

Advances in Postharvest Fruit and Vegetable Technology

Edited By Ron B.H. Wills, John Golding Copyright 2015
    403 Pages
    by CRC Press

    404 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    Ron B.H. Wills, John Golding