Fresh Produce - Fresh-cut, Postharvest, Food Safety

Postharvest management of New Zealand flower thrips on export apricots using ethyl formate

New Zealand flower thrips (NZFT, Thrips obscuratus) is the most abundant pest on New Zealand apricots at harvest and is a quarantine pest for apricot export markets. Ethyl formate (EF) is a Generally Recognised As Safe (GRAS) compound being investigated treatments against NZFT and their impact on...
S.P. Redpath
A. Wilson
L.E. Jamieson
N.E.M. Page-Weir
M.J. Griffin
A. Chhagan
B. Hamilton
New Zealand Plant Protection

Manual práctico para la producción, cosecha y manejo poscosecha del cultivo de granadilla

El origen de la granadilla es América Tropical, por lo que se puede encontrar en forma silvestre desde México hasta Venezuela, y de Perú a Bolivia. La granadilla pertenece a la familia passifloracea que reúne gran cantidad de especies que se encuentran distribuidas...
María del Milagro Cerdas Araya
Juan José Castro Retana
Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería & Universidad de Costa Rica

Controlled Atmospheres Retard Sprout Growth, Affect Compositional Changes, and Maintain Visual Quality Attributes of Garlic

Garlic storage is important to provide product for fresh market and fresh peeled processing. Garlic bulbs (cv. California Late) and unpeeled cloves were stored in several experiments in air and CA (0.1, 0.5, 1% O2 in combination with 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20% CO2 ) at 0-1°C for up to 6 months....
M.I. Cantwell
G. Hong
J. Kang
X. Nie
Acta Hort ISHS

Aumento de la vida útil poscosecha de tomate usando una película de proteina de suero de leche

  La vida útil poscosecha de tomates (Lycopersicon esculentum L. Var. Coloso) recubiertos con una película de suero de leche y monoestearato de glicerilo acetilado se comparó con frutos mantenidos en iguales condiciones (15º C, 90% H.R.) pero sin recubrir. Durante las...
Giovanni Galietta
Federico Harte
Daniel Molinari
Rossana Capdevielle
Washington Diano
Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnología Postcosecha

Combined effect of edible coating and packaging materials on post harvest storage life of plum fruits

An experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of edible coating and different packaging materials on the post harvest storage life of plum fruits. The edible coating was comprised of [gum arabic (1%) + glycerine (2%)]. After applying the edible coating fruits were stored in different...
Muhammad Sohail
Shamsur Rehman Afridi
Rehman Ullah Khan
Farman Ullah
Bibi Mehreen
ARPN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science

Progress in heat treatments

  Purpose of review: Increasing legislative regulations and negative public opinion of the use of synthetic fungicides and insecticides in fresh fruits and vegetables, together with the growth of organic markets, have increased research interest in postharvest heat treatments. These methods,...
Sandra Escribano
Elizabeth J Mitcham
Stewart Postharvest Review

Efficacy of phosphine fumigation of apples for codling moth (Cydia pomonella) disinfestation

Codling moth, although rare on New Zealand export pipfruit, is a quarantine actionable pest that limits access to countries where it is not present and requires specific control measures during production. Fumigation with phosphine gas is a disinfestation technology that has recently been extended...
D.J. Rogers
B.L. Bycroft
K.G. Somerfield
D.W. Brash
D. Klementz
L.M. Cole
N. Sharma
N.M. Taylor
B.B.C. Page
P.G. Connolly
B.C. Waddell
New Zealand Plant Protection

Efficiency of ethyl formate and Vapormate® on dates fumigation: Effects on fruit quality

  Dates are subject to infestation by several insect species during and after harvest. In Tunisia, the world first producer of Deglet Nour variety, infestation rate may reach 20%, which leads to serious damages to the fruit rendering it unfit for human consumption and unacceptable for...
Cyrine Ferchichi
Haithem Bessi
Kaouthar Grissa
Veronique Bikoba
Elizabeth J. Mitcham
Sihem Bellagha
Proc 9th International Conference on Controlled Atmosphere and Fumigation in Stored Products

Natural Antimicrobial Agents of Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum L and C. cassia) and Vanilla (Vanilla planifola, V.pompona, and V. tahitensis) for Extending the Shelf-life of Fresh-Cut Fruits

Currently there is an increasing demand for fresh-cut fruits due to their convenience and health benefits. However, the different food borne disease outbreaks associated with fresh produce has challenged the fresh-cut fruit industry. Owing to the increasing consumers’ concern about chemical...
Bizuayehu Mengstie Muche
H. P. Vasantha Rupasinghe
Ethiopian Journal of Applied Sciences and Technology

Low oxygen pre-storage treatment is effective in reducing chilling injuries of deciduous fruit

  Apple and pear fruits stored at low temperatures may suffer from chilling injury symptoms, caused by oxidative stress. Application of a low-oxygen (LO2) atmosphere (0.5%) for 10 d at 20°C or 500 ppb 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) at 20°C for 24 h, prior to cold storage at 0°C, were...
Edna Pesis
Oleg Feygenberg
Revital Sabban-Amin
Susan E. Ebeler
Elizabeth J. Mitcham
Ruth Ben-Arie
International Journal Postharvest Technology and Innovation