Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

Ethylene, enzymatic and respiratory pattern evolution in loquat (Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl.) cv. Golden Nugget in the last four sequential stages of maturation

There is some controversy regarding the respiratory pattern of loquat (Eriobotrya japonica [Thunb.] Lindl.). Thus in order to provide information on this aspect of loquat, fruit of 50-70 g, from cv. Golden Nugget were harvested in four stages of maturity: green (BBCH 709), color break (BBCH 801),...
Pedro L. Undurraga M.
José A. Olaeta C.
Cristian Cancino
Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research

Efecto del almacenamiento en atmósfera controlada sobre la calidad poscosecha y nutricional del tomate

El objetivo del presente trabajo fue determinar el efecto del almacenamiento en Atmósferas Controladas (AC) sobre la calidad poscosecha y el contenido nutricional de tomate (Solanum lycopersicum L.) "Imperial". Frutos de tomate en estado de madurez comercial fueron almacenados en...
José Ángel López Valenzuela
Francisco Javier Valverde Juárez
Silvia Lizzeth Mejía Torres
Gabriela López Angulo
Misael Odín Vega García
Revista Chapingo Serie Horticultura

Manejo Poscosecha de camote "Bush Buck"

El manejo poscosecha de camote es importante debido a que las pérdidas pueden llegar a 100% del cultivo por problemas de daño mecánico, pudrición y deshidratación. Con el manejo correcto y condiciones de transporte y almacenamiento adecuadas, se puede almacenar...

Effect of Gamma Irradiation on the Quality (Colour, Firmness and Total Soluble Solid) of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) Stored at Different Temperature

  A considerable amount of tomato is damaged after harvest every year (20-30% annually) which has impact on the total vegetable production in Bangladesh. Gamma irradiation doses of 250, 500 and 750 Gray (Gy) were analyzed compared to those of unirradiated ones on 1st, 8th and 13th day of...
Humayra Akter
Shakil A. Khan
Asian Journal of Agricultural Research

The Effectiveness of Pyrimethanil to Inhibit Germination of Penicillium digitatum and to Control Citrus Green Mold after Harvest

    Pyrimethanil (PYR) has recently been approved for postharvest use on citrus fruit to control green mold, caused by Penicillium digitatum. The EC50 of PYR to inhibit germination of P. digitatum spores was 0.2–0.4 mg/L and was similar from pH 4 to 7. Green mold on citrus fruit was...
J.L. Smilanick
M.F. Mansour
F. Mlikota Gabler
W.R. Goodwine
Postharvest Biology and Technology

Storage Disorders of Controlled Atmosphere-Stored Empire Apples

The ‘Empire’ is a major apple variety in the northeastern United States, especially in New York, that is grown for both domestic and export markets. The cultivar is also favored for its fresh cut slice quality because of maintenance of texture and slow browning. Market demand for...
Christopher B. Watkins
New York Fruit Quarterly

Control of spoilage in table grapes

  Purpose of the review: Diverse means to control decay and spoilage of table grapes during storage have been described in numerous research papers that were published recently. The purpose of this review is to describe some of the major publications in this field and to point out on their...
Amnon Lichter
Franka Mlikota Gabler
Joseph L. Smilanick
Stewart Postharvest Review

Combination of postharvest antifungal chemical treatments and controlled atmosphere storage to control gray mold and improve storability of ‘Wonderful’ pomegranates

  Common food additives (sodium bicarbonate (SB), sodium carbonate (SC), and potassium sorbate (PS)) were compared to the fungicide fludioxonil for the control of gray mold on California-grown ‘Wonderful’ pomegranates artificially inoculated with Botrytis cinerea and stored at 7.2...
Lluis Palou
Carlos H. Crisosto
David Garner
Postharvest Biology and Technology

Control of citrus postharvest green mold and sour rot by potassium sorbate combined with heat and fungicides

  Potassium sorbate (KS), a common food preservative, was evaluated to control postharvest decay of citrus fruit. Significant advantages of KS over the commonly used sodium bicarbonate, which similarly improved fungicide performance, are the relatively low salt concentration of KS, the absence...
Joseph L. Smilanick
Monir F. Mansour
Franka Mlikota Gabler
David Sorenson
Postharvest Biology and Technology

Alternatives to Conventional Fungicides for the Control of Citrus Postharvest Green and Blue Moulds

    Purpose of review: This article reviews research based on the evaluation of postharvest control methods alternative to conventional chemical fungicides for the control of citrus green and blue moulds, caused by the pathogens Penicillium digitatum and P. italicum, respectively....
Lluís Palou
Joseph L. Smilanick
Samir Droby
Stewart Postharvest Review