Postharvest Decay: Control Strategies

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Written by a diverse group of research professionals, Postharvest Decay: Control Strategies is aimed at a wide audience, including researchers involved in the study of postharvest handling of agricultural commodities, and undergraduate and graduate students researching postharvest topics. Growers, managers, and operators working at packinghouses and storage, retail, and wholesale facilities can also benefit from this book. The information in this book covers a wide range of topics related to selected fungi, such as taxonomy, infection processes, economic importance, causes of infection, the influence of pre-harvest agronomic practices and the environment, the effect of handling operations, and the strategic controls for each host-pathogen, including traditional and non-traditional alternatives. • Includes eleven postharvest fungi causing serious rots in numerous fruits and vegetables • Offers selected microorganisms including pathogens of commercially important tropical, subtropical and temperate crops worldwide, such as tomatoes, pears, apples, peaches, citrus, banana, papaya, and mango, among others • Presents content developed by recognized and experienced high-level scientists, working in the postharvest pathology area worldwide • Provides basic information about each fungus, pre- and postharvest factors that contribute to infection and control measurements, including the use of chemicals and non-traditional methods.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages383
ISBN (Electronic)9780124115682
ISBN (Print)9780124115521
StatePublished - 20 May 2014


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