Postharvest Physiology and Pathology of Vegetables  book cover
2nd Edition

Postharvest Physiology and Pathology of Vegetables

ISBN 9780824706876
Published December 4, 2002 by CRC Press
744 Pages

USD $425.00

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Book Description

Focusing exclusively on postharvest vegetable studies, this book covers advances in biochemistry, plant physiology, and molecular physiology to maximize vegetable quality. The book reviews the principles of harvest and storage; factors affecting postharvest physiology, calcium nutrition and irrigation control; product quality changes during handling and storage; technologies to improve quality; spoilage factors and biocontrol methods; and storage characteristics of produce by category. It covers changes in sensory quality such as color, texture, and flavor after harvest and how biotechnology is being used to improve postharvest quality.