1st Edition

Postharvest Pathology of Fresh Horticultural Produce




ISBN 9781138630833
Published November 14, 2019 by CRC Press
824 Pages 60 Color & 65 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Features:

  • Provides comprehensive academic and practical reviews of postharvest diseases of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Discusses the economic importance, etiology, and epidemiology of the most significant postharvest diseases
  • Includes quality color plates that allow the practical identification of disease symptoms
  • Explains practical postharvest disease management actions, including the use of conventional fungicides and alternatives to their use

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.

Table of Contents

Contents

PREFACE IX

EDITOR BIOGRAPHY XI

LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS XIII

Section I: Postharvest Diseases of Fresh Horticultural Produce

1 Citrus Fruits 3

JOSEPH L. SMILANICK, ARNO ERASMUS AND LLUÍS PALOU

2 Pome Fruits 55

DAVIDE SPADARO, ROSARIO TORRES, DEENA ERRAMPALLI,

KERRY EVERETT, LUCIA RAMOS AND MARTA MARI

3 Stone Fruits 111

MARTA MARI, DAVIDE SPADARO, CARLA CASALS, MARINA COLLINA,

ANTONIETA DE CAL AND JOSEP USALL

4 Table Grape, Kiwifruit, and Strawberry 141

GIANFRANCO ROMANAZZI, PHILIP A.G. ELMER AND ERICA FELIZIANI

5 Pomegranate, Persimmon, and Loquat 187

LLUÍS PALOU, PERVIN KINAY-TEKSÜR, SHIFENG CAO, GEORGE

KARAOGLANIDIS AND ANTONIO VICENT

6 Avocado 227

SILVIA BAUTISTA-BAÑOS, ROSA ISELA VENTURA-AGUILAR AND

MARGARITA DE LORENA RAMOS-GARCÍA

7 Papaya 257

SUBBARAMAN SRIRAM AND DASIRI VENKATA SUDHAKAR RAO

8 Banana and Plantain 277

DIONISIO G. ALVINDIA

9 Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae Crops 303

NIKOS TZORTZAKIS, NOAM ALKAN, CARMIT ZIV AND LISE KORSTEN

10 Leafy Vegetables 339

JOHN GOLDING, LEN TESORIERO AND ROSALIE DANIEL

Section II: General Aspects of Infection

Causing Postharvest Disease

11 Molecular Insights into the Pathogenicity of Necrotrophic

Fungi Causing Postharvest Diseases 375

LUIS GONZÁLEZ-CANDELAS AND ANA-ROSA BALLESTER

12 Mechanisms of Fungal Quiescence during Development

and Ripening of Fruits 407

DOV PRUSKY AND CARMIT ZIV

13 Detection and Control of Postharvest Toxigenic Fungi and

Their Related Mycotoxins 437

SIMONA MARIANNA SANZANI AND ANTONIO IPPOLITO

Section III: Novel Technologies to Control

Postharvest Decay of Fruits and Vegetables

14 Biocontrol of Postharvest Diseases with Antagonistic

Microorganisms 463

SAMIR DROBY, MICHAEL WISNIEWSKI, NEUS TEIXIDÓ, DAVIDE SPADARO AND

M. HAÏSSAM JIJAKLI

15 Toward Probiotic Postharvest Biocontrol Antagonists:

Appraisal of Obstacles 499

ANJANI M. KARUNARATNE AND BUDDHIE S. NANAYAKKARA

16 Control of Postharvest Decay of Fresh Produce by Heat

Treatments; the Risks and the Benefits 521

ELAZAR FALLIK AND ZORAN ILIC’

17 UV-C Hormesis: A Means of Controlling Diseases and

Delaying Senescence in Fresh Fruits and Vegetables during

Storage 539

ARTURO DUARTE-SIERRA, MARIE THÉRÈSE CHARLES, JOSEPH ARUL

18 Reducing or Replacing Conventional Postharvest

Fungicides with Low Toxicity Acids and Salts 595

SALVATORE D’AQUINO AND AMEDEO PALMA

19 Extracts and Plant-Derived Compounds as Natural

Postharvest Fungicides 633

ROSALBA TRONCOSO-ROJAS, MARTÍN ERNESTO TIZNADO-HERNÁNDEZ,

TANIA ELISA GONZÁLEZ-SOTO AND ALBERTO GONZÁLEZ-LEÓN

20 Use of Essential Oils to Improve Postharvest Quality and

Control Postharvest Decay of Tropical, Subtropical, and

Temperate Fruits 659

DHARINI SIVAKUMAR AND GIANFRANCO ROMANAZZI

21 Chitosan and Other Edible Coatings for Postharvest

Disease Control 677

EVANDRO LEITE DE SOUZA, LÚCIA RAQUEL RAMOS BERGER, ANNA MARÍN,

MARÍA B. PÉREZ-GAGO AND LLUÍS PALOU

22 Aloe spp.: Gels to Reduce Fruit Disease and Maintain

Quality Properties 713

DOMINGO MARTÍNEZ-ROMERO, FABIÁN GUILLÉN, SALVADOR CASTILLO,

PEDRO JAVIER ZAPATA, JUAN MIGUEL VALVERDE, MARÍA SERRANO AND

DANIEL VALERO

23 Antifungal Peptides and Proteins with Activity against

Fungi Causing Postharvest Decay 757

JOSE F. MARCOS, MÓNICA GANDÍA, SANDRA GARRIGUES, PALOMA

MANZANARES AND MARÍA COCA

24 Induced Resistance in Fruits and Vegetables by Elicitors to

Control Postharvest Diseases 793

BI YANG, XUE HUALI AND WANG JUNJIE

INDEX 817

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Editor(s)

Biography

Prof. Lluís Palou completed a Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering with major emphasis on Postharvest Plant Pathology in 2002 (University of Lleida, Catalonia, Spain). He created in 2003 the Pathology Laboratory at the Postharvest Technology Center (CTP), Valencian Institute of Agrarian Research (IVIA), Montcada, Valencia, Spain. Since 2017 he is a research professor and the head of the CTP. His main research interests are applied research and extension on general postharvest pathology of horticultural produce, mainly Mediterranean fruits such as citrus, stone fruits, pomegranate, or persimmon; integrated disease management; and alternatives to conventional fungicides. He has directed and evaluated Spanish and international research projects, supervised 4 doctoral theses, trained national and international students, and collaborated with research groups in USA, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Tunisia, or Australia. To date he has published over 75 peer-reviewed research articles (WOS h-index of 25), 16 book chapters or invited reviews, and 58 extension or technical articles.

 

Dr. Joseph L. Smilanick completed a Ph.D. in plant pathology in 1984 under the direction of Joseph W. Eckert in the Fawcett Postharvest Laboratory of the University of California, Riverside. He was a Research Plant Pathologist with the USDA ARS from 1983 to 2014. Located in Fresno and later in Parlier, California, his primary specialty has been the biology and control of postharvest plant pathogens of citrus fruit and table grapes, with a thorough understanding of the production and handling of these and other tree and vine crops. He authored or co-authored approximately 250 scientific and technical publications, many produced in collaboration with other scientists located in Israel, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Uruguay, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, or Mexico. Now a consultant, he currently reviews journal and book chapter manuscripts, manages commercial research projects, conducts crop loss investigations, presents educational seminars in shelf life and food safety, and consults on technical and regulatory issues.