Production Practices and Quality Assessment of Food Crops

Volume 4 Proharvest Treatment and Technology

Editors: Dris, Ramdane, Jain, S. Mohan (Eds.)

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We can not talk about commodity production without building up all the operations after harvest. It is possible to market the products just after harvest, but it is only possible in small quantities. Postharvest handling is the ultimate stage in the process of producing quality fresh fruits and vegetables, getting these unique packages of water (fresh commodities) to the supper table. Fresh fruits and vegetables are succeptible to a number of postharvest disease and disorders and the postharvest operations are predominately aimed at maintaining harvest quality. Every step in the handling chain can influence the extent of disease and quality of the stored product. From planting to consumption, there are many opportu- ties for bacteria, viruses, and parasites to contaminate produce or nutrient deficiency level causing physiological disorders. Most of the storage rots are diseases that have originated in the field and have carried over onto commodities after harvest. Physiological disorders also arise from poor handling between harvest, storage and marketing. Treatments have a direct effect on inactivating or outright killing germinating spores, thus minimising rots. Prestorage treatment appears to be a promising method of postharvest control of decay. Pre-or-postharvest treatments of commodities are considered as potentiel alternatives for reducing the incidence of diseases, disorders, desinfestation of quarantine pests and for preserving food quality. Postharvest treatments lead to an alteration of gene expression and fruit ripening can sometimes be either delayed or disrupted.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Application of Sensitive Trace Gas Detectors in Post-harvest Research

    Persijn, S. T. (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Radio Frequency Post-Harvest Quarantine and Phytosanitary Treatments to Control Insect Pest in Fruits and Nuts

    Wang, Shaojin (et al.)

    Pages 17-53

  • Calcium, Polyamine and Gibberellin Treatments to Improve Postharvest Fruit Quality

    Serrano, Maríia (et al.)

    Pages 55-68

  • Ionization of Fruits and Vegetables for Fresh Consumption

    Martinez-Solano, J. R. (et al.)

    Pages 69-94

  • Treatments and Techniques to Minimise the Postharvest Losses of Perishable Food Crops

    Yahia, Elhadi M. (et al.)

    Pages 95-133

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Production Practices and Quality Assessment of Food Crops
Book Subtitle
Volume 4 Proharvest Treatment and Technology
Editors
  • Ramdane Dris
  • S. Mohan Jain
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2535-8
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-2535-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1701-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6460-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 315
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