Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

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

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