Optimal distribution of fresh horticultural products entails prolonging their freshness and nutritional quality as long as possible after harvest. A major limitation to their marketing is decay after harvest, which is caused primarily by fungal pathogens. Postharvest Pathology of Fresh Horticultural Produce provides a comprehensive resource of information about the biology and control of postharvest diseases of many fresh horticultural products, citing sources from appropriate literature of any age, rather than only the most recent.
The etiology and symptoms of postharvest diseases and the biology of postharvest pathogens are reviewed by leading experts, who are familiar with many of world’s most popular fresh fruits and vegetables and the diseases that affect them.
Key aspects related to infection and epidemiology, methods to minimize postharvest decay losses, including use of conventional fungicides and alternative management strategies, harvest and handling practices, and other aspects are described for the most significant temperate, subtropical, and tropical fruits as well as fruit-like vegetables and leafy vegetables.
The authors summarize a massive quantity of published information, and often apply their own considerable practical experience to identify and interpret the most significant information. This book is a valuable and comprehensive resource for industry professionals, academics, educators, students, consultants, pest control advisors, regulatory personnel, and others interested in this subject.
SECTION I: Postharvest diseases of fresh horticultural produce
Joseph L. Smilanick, Arno Erasmus, Lluís Palou
Davide Spadaro, Rosario Torres, Deena Errampalli, Kerry Everett, Lucia Ramos, Marta Mari
Marta Mari, Davide Spadaro, Carla Casals, Marina Collina, Antonieta De Cal, Josep Usall
Gianfranco Romanazzi, Philip A. G. Elmer, Erica Feliciani
Lluís Palou, Pervin Kinay, Shifeng Cao, George Karaoglanidis, Antonio Vicent
Silvia Bautista-Baños, Rosa Isela Ventura-Aguilar, Margarita de Lorena Ramos-García
Subbaraman Sriram, Dasiri Venkata Sudhakar Rao
Dionisio G. Alvindia
Nikos Tzortzakis, Noam Alkan, Carmit Ziv, Lise Korsten
John Golding, Len Tesoriero, Rosalie Daniel
SECTION II: General aspects of infection causing postharvest disease
Luis González-Candelas, Ana-Rosa Ballester
Dov Prusky, Carmit Ziv
Simona M. Sanzani, Antonio Ippolito
SECTION III: Novel technologies to control postharvest decay of fruits and vegetables
Samir Droby, Michael Wisniewski, Neus Teixidó, Davide Spadaro, Haissam Jijakli
Anjani M. Karunaratne, Buddhie S. Nanayakkara
Elazar Fallik, Zoran Ilic
Arturo Duarte-Sierra, Marie-Thérèse Charles, Joseph Arul
Salvatore D’Aquino, Amedeo Palma
Rosalba Troncoso-Rojas, Martín Ernesto Tiznado-Hernández, Tania Elisa González Soto, Alberto González León
Dharini Sivakumar, Gianfranco Romanazzi
Evandro Leite de Souza, Lucia Raquel Ramos Berger, Anna Marín, M.B. Pérez-Gago, Lluís Palou
Domingo Martínez-Romero, Fabián Guillén, Salvador Castillo, Pedro J. Zapata, Juan M. Valverde, María Serrano, Daniel Valero
José F. Marcos, Mónica Gandía, Sandra Garrigues, Paloma Manzanares, María Coca
Bi Yang, Xue Huali, Wang Junjie