Fresh Produce - Fresh-cut, Postharvest, Food Safety

A Grading Method for Mangoes on the Basis of Peel Color Measurement Using a Computer Vision System

  An objective grading method using a Computer Vision System (CVS) for mangoes is proposed. Red peel was selected using two types of color space values at chroma = 22 and hue angle = 52˚. Eighteenout of 25 fully-ripened fruits were graded as “excellent,” determined by the...
Yoshio Makino
Kenjiro Goto
Seiichi Oshita
Akari Sato
Masato Tsukada
Agricultural Sciences

Effect of Some Post-Cold Storage Treatments on Shelf Life of Sweet Potato Roots

  The experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of hot water treatment, Bio-health and Clean Root as post-harvest bio-fungicide treatments after four cold storage period (13°C and 80:90% RH) on physical and chemical content of ‘Abees’ sweet potato cultivar...
S.F. El-Sayed
M.A. El-Helaly
M.S. Emam
M.A. Abdel-Ghaffar
Journal of Horticultural Science & Ornamental Plants

Effect of Humic Acid on Vase Life of Gerbera Flowers After Cutting

  Gerbera or Transvaal daisy (Gerbera jamesonii Hook) is one of 10 most important cut flowers in the world. One of the most problems faced the flowers is the short-life after harvest and neck bending. Producers want to increase longevity of these flowers with using chemical solutions...
Soad A.M. Khenizy
Amal A. Zaky
Yasser M.E. El-Shewaikh
Journal of Horticultural Science & Ornamental Plants

Efecto Hormético de La Radiación UV-C Sobre El Derarrollo de Rhizopus y Phytophthora en Naranjilla (Solanum quitoense)

  La naranjilla es susceptible al ataque de Phytophthora y Rhizopus, principales causantes de pérdidas poscosecha. El objetivo del estudio fue evaluar el efecto hormético de la radiación UV-C sobre el desarrollo de Rhizopus y Phytophthora inoculados en naranjilla. Frutos...
María José
Carlota Moreno-­‐Guerrero
Analía Concellón
Beatriz Chicaiza­‐ Velez
Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnología Postcosecha

Caracterización Poscosecha de Frutos de Tacaco ( Sechium edule ) en Cartago, Costa Rica

  El objetivo del presente trabajo fue realizar una caracterización poscosecha de frutos de tacaco de diferente edad cronológica. Durante julio y agosto de 2014 y, enero y febrero de 2015 se evaluaron frutos recién cuajados, con y sin espinas, procedentes de Cartago, Costa...
María del Milagro Cerdas-Araya
Johanny Castro-Chinchilla
Agronomía Mesoamericana

Secado Solar de Frutas y Verduras en Quintana Roo, México

  En este trabajo se presenta un análisis de los resultados obtenidos con el secado solar de frutas y verduras en el estado de Quintana Roo México. En especial se han seleccionado cinco productos con los que se ha trabajado y que son: zanahoria (Daucus carota), pepino (Cucumis...
José Hernández Rodríguez
Pedro Quinto Diez
Glicerio R Barbosa Pool
Jorge O Aguilar Aguilar
Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnología Postcosecha

Analysis of Bacteria, Helminthseggs and Heavy Metals in Tropical Mushrooms Sold in Selected Markets in Benin City, Nigeria

  A study on bacterial, helminth parasites and heavy metal contamination was carried out on two edible mushrooms namely; the Sclerotia of Pleurotustuberregium(Fr.) Singer and the fruit bodies of Lentinussquarrosulus(Mont.) Singer sold at Ikpobahill and Ekiuwa markets in Benin City. Two species...
E.U. Edosomwan
E.O. Akpaja
D. Iyoha
Botany Research International

Impact of 1-Methylcyclopropene and Salicylic Acid Treatments on Quality Characteristics of “Keitt” Mangos During Storage and Shelf Life

  This investigation was carried out during 2014 and 2015 seasons to evaluate the effect of 1-MCP (1-Methylcyclopropene) and SA (salicylic acid) on Keitt mangos storability and shelf life. Both materials were used in two concentrations applied to mature green fruits before storage at 12°C...
E.H. Khedr
Journal of Horticultural Science & Ornamental Plants

Outbreaks of Foodborne Illness Associated with Common Berries, 1983 through May 2013

  Fresh and frozen common berries (i.e., blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries) are popular and healthy foods. When berries are picked for fresh consumption, they are either placed directly in retail containers in the field or packed in a packinghouse without...
M. Palumbo
L. J. Harris
M. D. Danyluk
IFAS Extension, University of Florida

Growth of Salmonella enterica in Foliar Pesticide Solutions and Its Survival during Field Production and Postharvest Handling of Fresh Market Tomato

  Aims: To evaluate in vitro the growth kinetics of Salmonella enterica in pesticide solutions labelled for fresh market tomato and the effect of ag-chemical application with contaminated water to tomatoes during field production. Methods and Results: The capacity of...
G. Lopez-Velasco
A. Tomas-Callejas
D. Diribsa
P. Wei
T.V. Suslow
Journal of Applied Microbiology