Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

Olive Fruit Detachment Force against Pulling and Torsional Stress

  Olive harvesting often requires high hand labour, considering that workers, with long poles or hand held devices, aid trunk shaker due to low harvesting efficiency. Currently, fruit detachment force (FDF) and fruit fresh weight were used to predict harvesting efficiency, although during...
Francisco J. Castillo-Ruiz
Sergio Tombesi
Daniela Farinelli
Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research

Post-Harvest Handling Practices and Losses for Legumes and Starchy Staples in Uganda

  High postharvest losses in developing countries negate the efforts geared towards improving food security. Poor produce quality including high prevalence of mycotoxin contamination is another significant problem. Appropriate postharvest handling and processing provide opportunities to...
Juliet E. Tibagonzeka
Grace Akumu
Florence Kiyimba
Abel Atukwase
Julius Wambete
Joseph Bbemba
John H. Muyonga
Agricultural Sciences

Inhibición del Bronceado En Cáscara de Chirimoya ‘Fino de Jete’ por Aplicación de 6-Bencilaminopurina

  La chirimoya (Annona cherimola Mill.) es climatérica, su vida poscosecha se acorta por el bronceado de cáscara y ablandamiento del fruto. El objetivo de esta investigación fue evaluar el efecto poscosecha de la aplicación de 6-bencilaminopurina (BAP) en chirimoya...
Aaran A. Morales P.
Omar Franco-Mora
Álvaro Castañeda-Vildózola
Edgar Jesús Morales-Rosales
Scientia Agropecuaria

Stored Grains - Insect Control Recommendations for 2018

  Table of Contents: 2018 Insect Pest Management Recommendations for On-farm Stored Commodities i IPM-0330 n the Southeast Protecting Small Quantities of Stored Products Grain Bag Storage Temporary Grain Storage Storing Grain Using Organic Insecticides Controlling Molds and Mycotoxins in...
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Detección de Salmonella en Lechuga (Lactuca sativa L. var. Capitata) Mediante Reacción en Cadena de la Polimerasa

  La metodología de referencia para la búsqueda de Salmonella es el cultivo tradicional, sin embargo, es una técnica laboriosa y requiere varios días de procesamiento. Los métodos genotípicos resultan una alternativa eficaz frente a esta problem...
Cecilia Casabonne
Sonia Tomasiello
Virginia Aquili
Agustina González
Tomás Subils
Claudia Balagué
Revista Venezolana de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos.

Fresh Cut Fruit Salads as A Promising Vehicle for Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus plantarum

  This work aimed to study the potential use of fresh cut fruit salads as carriers for Lactobacillus acidophilus LA-5 and Lactobacillus plantarum. The viability of L. acidophilus LA-5 and L. plantarum in fruit salads was above 7.83 Log CFU/g during 120 h of storage. Scanning electron...
E.M.F. Martins
A.M. Ramos
P.C. Stringheta
E. S. Lago-Vanzela
P.M. Oliveira
International Food Research Journal

Propiedades Físicas y Químicas del Grano de Difereneted Variedades de Frijol (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

  Con el objeto de evaluar parámetros de composición mineral, dureza, absorción de agua, propiedades térmicas, viscosidad y microestructura del grano se estudiaron 14 variedades de frijol cultivadas en el estado de Durango, México. El mayor contenido...
Oscar Velasco-González
Eduardo San Martín-Martínez
Miguel Aguilar-Méndez
Arnulfo Pajarito-Ravelero
Rosalva Mora-Escobedo

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