Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

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

Evaluation of Food Additives as Alternative or Complementary Chemicals to Conventional Fungicides for the Control of Major Postharvest Diseases of Stone Fruit

  To evaluate potential alternatives to conventional fungicides to control decay, more than 20 food additives and generally regarded as safe compounds were tested at three concentrations in in vivo primary screenings with several cultivars of California peaches, nectarines, and plums that had...
Lluís Palou
Joseph L. Smilanick
Carlos H. Crisosto
Journal of Food Protection

Efectos de tratamiento térmicos en el aguacate 'HASS'

  Frutos de aguacate 'Hass' fueon tratados térmicamente (38ºC y 40ºC por 360 min y 120 min respectivamente) y almacenados a 4ºC por 42 dias. La mayor calidad externa fue por el tratado a 40ºC. En calidad interna, no observándose diferencia entre...
Edgar Alejandro Román Mares
Elhadi Yabia Kazuz
Universidad de Antioquia

Phytosanitary Applications of Irradiation

    Phytosanitary treatments are used to disinfest agricultural commodities of quarantine pests so that the commodities can be shipped out of quarantined areas. Ionizing irradiation is a promising phytosanitary treatment that is increasing in use worldwide. Almost 19000 metric tons of...
Guy J. Hallman
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

Multiscale modelling of gas and moisture transport during refrigerated storage of fruit

  The success of controlled atmosphere storage of fruit critically depends on the gas composition of the storage atmosphere. Gas transport models can be used advantageously to evaluate the effect of gas composition on product quality and to optimise and control the storage process. In this...
B.M. Nicolaï
N.T. Anh
Q.T. Ho
H.K. Mebatsion
F. Mendoza
P. Verboven
B.E. Verlinden
M. Wevers
13th World Congress of Food Science & Technology IUFoST

Manejo poscosecha de zucchini

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

Glyphosate Exposure Contributes to Internal Browning of Apples during Long-Term Storage

Glyphosate (Round-Up and generics) is an important tool for managing ground cover beneath apple trees. According to the last available data from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, 54% of New York apple acreage was treated with glyphosate at least once in 2007, and 10...
Dave Rosenberger
Chris Watkins
Mario Miranda Sazo
Craig Kahlke
Jacqueline Nock
New York Fruit Quarterly

Control Biológico de Colletotrichum gloeosporioides [(Penz.) Penz. y Sacc.] en Papaya Maradol Roja (Carica papaya L.) y Fisiología Postcosecha de Frutos Infectados

Para tratar de controlar biológicamente la antracnosis (Colletotrichum gloeosporioides) mediante bacterias antagonistas y extractos de plantas con propiedades fungitóxicas, y evaluar los efectos de esta enfermedad sobre algunas características físicas, químicas y...
Patricia Elizabeth Baños
Emma Zavaleta
Ma. Teresa Colinas
Isaac Luna
Juan Gabriel Gutiérrez
Revista Mexicana de Fitopatología

Postharvest application of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) extends shelf life of kiwifruit

  The role of postharvest application of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) in the softening of ‘Hayward’ kiwifruit under different cold storage conditions was investigated. 1-MCP treated fruit (0.0, 0.5, 1.0 μl L-1) were kept in cold storage (1°C) up to 6 months before ripening....
C.M. Cantin
D. Holcroft
C.H. Crisosto
Acta Horticulturae