Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

A Guide to the Common Postharvest Diseases & Disorders of Navel Oranges and Mandarins Grown in Inland Australia

  This guide should be used to identify disorders when fruit arrives at overseas markets and to provide useful feedback to the industry when a problem occurs. It is aimed to assist growers, packers, wholesalers and exporters that may be present at outturn. As such, the information provided...
Peter Taverner
Barry Tugwell
Brian Wild
South Australian Research and Development Institute

Effect of radiofrequency heating on the quality of ‘Fuyu’ persimmon fruit as a treatment for control of the Mexican fruit fly

  The external and internal quality of Fuyu persimmon fruit (Diospyros kaki L.) was evaluated after heating with radiofrequency (RF) energy to 48, 50, or 52 C, holding at the target temperatures for durations ranging from 0.5 to 18 minutes, hydrocooling, and ripening at 20 C for 12 days....
Maria E. Monzon
Bill Biasi
Elizabeth J. Mitcham

Effects of various coatings and antioxidants on peel browning of ‘Bartlett’ pears

  Peel browning of ‘Bartlett’ pears (Pyrus communis L) caused by various mechanical injuries during postharvest handling results in a reduction in visual quality. Various commercial and experimental coatings and antioxidants with potential to reduce peel browning of pears have been...
Xuqiao Feng
Bill Biasi
Elizabeth J Mitcham
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Manual de Cosecha y Mercadeo

El módulo de Poscosecha y Mercadeo, que a continuación se presenta, es un recurso educativo que será utilizado por docentes y estudiantes del Bachillerato Técnico Profesional en Agricultura. Este material didáctico está diseñado con el objetivo de...
Moises Castellanos
Ivanna Vejerano
Edwin Fores
Escuela Agricola Panamericana Zamorano

Identificación y Control Postcosecha de las Enfermedades del Tomate en la Florida

En Florida, la producción de tomate es desafiada frecuentemente por una lista de enfermedades de plantas que se propician en los climas húmedos y calurosos. Las condiciones que promueven estas enfermedades también favorecen a la descomposición de los...
Michael J. Mahovic
Steven A. Sargent
Jerry A. Bartz
Elena E. Lon Kan
University of Florida

Interactions between 1-MCP concentration, treatment interval and storage time for ‘Bartlett’ pears

  Storage trials were carried out over two seasons to determine a suitable treatment protocol for the use 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) with ‘Bartlett’ (Williams) pears. In the 2000 season, pears were exposed to 0, 0.01, 0.1, 0.5 or 1.0 µLL−1 1-MCP at 0 °C, then...
J.H. Ekman
M. Clayton
W.V. Biasi
E.J. Mitcham
Postharvest Biology and Technology

Non-destructive freeze damage detection in oranges using machine vision and ultraviolet fluorescence

  A non-contact, non-destructive, and rapid method of detecting freeze-damaged oranges based on ultraviolet (UV) fluorescence of the peel oil constituents visible on the peel surface was investigated. The visual appearance is different from oleocellosis in that freeze-damaged oranges exhibit a...
D.C. Slaughter
D.M. Obenland
J.F. Thompson
M.L. Arpaia
D.A. Margosan
Postharvest Biology and Technology

Postharvest handling of plums (Prunus salicina Lindl.) at 10°C to save energy and preserve fruit quality using an innovative application of 1-MCP

  1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) inhibits softening in plums, making it a candidate for a postharvest strategy of storing fruit at higher than normal storage temperatures to avoid chilling injury (CI) while providing energy and cost savings. This hypothesis was tested by exposing different...
Ioannis S. Minas
Gayle M. Crisosto
Deirdre Holcroft
Miltiadis Vasilakakis
Carlos H. Crisosto
Postharvest Biology and Technology

Poscosecha de las flores cortadas - Manejo y recomendaciones

Durante los últimos treinta años el comercio de las flores cortadas se ha globalizado completamente; flores y follajes cortados provenientes de todas partes del mundo son vendidos en ramos o combinados en arreglos y bouquets en los principales mercados como Norteamérica, Jap...
Michael S. Reid
UC Davis

Fruit skin side cracking and ostiole-end splitting shorten postharvest life in fresh figs (Ficus carica L.), but are reduced by deficit irrigation

  Side cracking and ostiole-end splitting skin damage affected decay development and the percentage of sound fruit during fresh fig (Ficus carica L.) postharvest handling and marketing. Modification of current grading standard tolerances according to cultivar is suggested to protect the...
Michelle Kong
Bruce Lampinen
Ken Shackel
Carlos H. Crisosto
Postharvest Biology and Technology