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Postharvest Diseases Of Fruits And Vegetables

Author : R. Barkai-Golan
ISBN : 0080539297
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Focusing on the great variety of research being done in the field of postharvest pathology, this volume presents a collection of topics concerning the diseases of harvested fruits and vegetables. Each chapter represents a separate unit which taken together create a better understanding of the whole subject. Topics include the causal agents of postharvest diseases of fruits and vegetables, their sources and their ways of penetration into the host; factors that may accelerate the development of the pathogen in the host - and those that suppress them; a list of the main pathogens of fruits and vegetables, their hosts and the diseases elicited by them; and a detailed description of the major diseases of selected groups of fruits and solanaceous vegetable fruits. Attack mechanisms of pathogens and defense mechanisms of the host are examined as are treatments aimed at suppressing postharvest diseases. The search for natural and safe chemical compounds and the variety of alternative physical and biological methods for use in postharvest disease control are emphasized. Teachers and students who focus on postharvest pathology, scientists in research institutes, companies dealing with fruit and vegetable preservation technologies and for all those striving to improve the quality of harvested fruits and vegetables will find this book of great interest.

Heat Treatments For Postharvest Pest Control

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ISBN : 9781845932534
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Due to the nature of agricultural commodities as carriers of exotic pests, importing countries have employed varying methods of pest control for postharvest products. Thermal treatments are emerging as effective, environmentally-friendly alternatives to traditional methods, eliminating chemical residues and minimizing damage to produce. This book provides comprehensive information of these increasingly important treatments, covering temperature measurement, heat transfer, physiological responses of plants, insects and pathogens to heat, and an introduction to current and potential quarantine treatments based on hot air, hot water, and radio frequency energy.

Postharvest Disinfection Of Fruits And Vegetables

Author : Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
ISBN : 9780128126998
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Postharvest Disinfection of Fruits and Vegetables describes available technologies to reduce microbial infection for maintaining postharvest quality and safety. The book analyzes alternative and traditional methodologies and points out the significant advantages and limitations of each technique, thus facilitating both cost and time savings. This reference is for anyone in the fresh produce industry who is involved in postharvest handling and management. It discusses, in detail, the latest disinfection approaches, low-cost treatment strategies, management and protocols to control fresh produce qualities, diseases and insect infestation. Includes methods to reduce microbial contamination using chlorination, ozone, pulsed light, irradiation and plasma technology Provides practical applications of recently developed, natural anti-microbial agents for eco-friendly and sustainable solutions Explores various disinfection technologies for quality assurance and for the development of potential new technologies

Postharvest Pathogens And Disease Management

Author : P. Narayanasamy
ISBN : 9780471751977
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POSTHARVEST PATHOGENS AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT Postharvest diseases caused by microbial pathogens account formillions of dollars in losses of both durable and perishableproduce products every year. Moreover, with consumers increasinglydemanding minimally processed vegetables and fruits--which can beinvaded by human pathogens--there is an imperative need forsuitable protective measures to provide pathogen-free commoditiesthat are free from, or contain only acceptable levels of, chemicalresidues. Providing details of both conventional and modern moleculartechniques applicable for the detection, identification, anddifferentiation of field and storage microbial pathogens,Postharvest Pathogens and Disease Management: * Discusses diseases of both durables and perishables duringtransit and storage * Provides a basic understanding of the effects of handling andstorage practices as well as field conditions and productsusceptibility on the development of postharvest diseases * Reveals, as a cautionary note, the potential hazards ofmycotoxins with carcinogenic properties that can contaminate fruitsand vegetables * Contains detailed information derived from elucidative evidenceand disease data in order to explain the infection process andsubsequent stages of disease development * Helps readers to avoid conditions that favor disease incidenceand spread * Includes real life examples of disease management strategies tohelp readers develop effective disease management systems suitablefor different ecosystems * Emphasizes the importance of integrating several differenteffective methods in tandem, including the development of cultivarswith resistance to postharvest diseases; the selection of suitableanalytical methods; and the effective use of biocontrol agents andchemicals * Presents protocols for numerous techniques and basic methods,making the book a distinctive and highly useful teaching andresearch tool Postharvest Pathogens and Disease Management offers readers insightinto the principles and methods of avoiding and managingpostharvest diseases of fruit and vegetable products in anefficient, economical, and environmentally feasible manner,allowing producers to sell safer, higher-quality produce to thepublic and prevent the losses associated with postharvest disease.

Emerging Postharvest Treatment Of Fruits And Vegetables

Author : Kalyan Barman
ISBN : 9781351046299
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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With the increasing need and demand for fresh fruits and vegetables, the field of postharvest science is continuously evolving. Endeavors are being made by scientists involved in postharvest research for maintenance of the quality and safety of fresh horticultural produce to enhance the postharvest life and to extend the availability of the produce in both time and space. This volume, Emerging Postharvest Treatment of Fruits and Vegetables, addresses the demand for the development and application of effective technologies for preservation of perishable food products, particularly fresh fruits and vegetables. It provides an abundance of up-to-date information about postharvest treatments. The chapters discuss a number of innovative technologies to prolong and enhance postharvest fruits and vegetables. This book will be valuable for those concerned with horticulture and postharvest technology. It provides essential information for students, teachers, professors, scientists, and entrepreneurs engaged in fresh horticultural produce handling related to this field.

Postharvest Physiology And Pathology Of Vegetables

Author : Jerry A. Bartz
ISBN : 0203910095
Genre : Science
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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.

110 Years Of Biological Control Research And Development In The United States Department Of Agriculture

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ISBN : MINN:31951P01113972I
Genre : Agricultural pests
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Intelligent And Active Packaging For Fruits And Vegetables

Author : Charles L. Wilson, Ph.D.
ISBN : 1420008676
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Recent nationwide recalls of spinach due to E. coli contamination and peanut butter due to Salmonella, make the emerging development of "active" and "intelligent" packaging crucial for consumer safety and quality assurance. Now that it is possible to make packaging that can detect and inform consumers of contamination, as well as prevent or reduce the growth of human foodborne pathogens, the food packaging and safety industry needs a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-science and future directions of this widely important field. Drawing on the research of a diverse group of scientists and pioneers in the field, Intelligent and Active Packaging for Fruits and Vegetables explores the new technology and applications used to bring fresh, safe, nutritious produce to the consumer. It explains Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) and its use in packaging fruits and vegetables, as well as, fish and meat. It includes variations and advances on MAP such as high vapor-permeable films, and demonstrates modeling techniques to assist in the prediction and selection of packaging type. The book contains a chapter on the trends, opportunities, and challenges of RFID temperature monitoring in food packaging. It also considers the interaction between container and food product, as well as the use of non-toxic insect repellent plastics. There is a chapter on the regulatory implications of the use of nanotechnology in food packaging. Finally, the book discusses consumer perception, the specific needs of developing countries, and current implementation in Europe. Explaining the very latest in packaging technology and opening areas for future research, Intelligent and Active Packaging for Fruits and Vegetables provides an excellent knowledge base from which to revolutionize the delivery of safe and nutritious food.

Agricultural And Food Science

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924101495392
Genre : Agriculture
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Fruit And Vegetable Diseases

Author : K.G. Mukerji
ISBN : 9781402019760
Genre : Science
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During the past twentieth century, plant pathology has witnessed a dramatic advancement in management of plant diseases through in-depth investigations of host parasite interactions, integration of new concepts, principles and approaches. Our effort in brining out this book is to compile the achievements of modern times with regards to disease management of fruits which otherwise is widely dispersed in various scientific journals, books and government reports and to develop future strategies for the millennium. The chapters on individual crops are contributed by leading plant pathologists having authority in the respective field at international level. Each chapter includes the diseases of economic importance describing their history, distribution, symptoms, epidemiology, and integrated management approaches being adopted worldwide. Each chapter is vividly illustrated to make it more understandable to students, research and extension workers, planners, administrators and other end users citing pertinent references.

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