Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Strawberries

Strawberries are extremely perishable and have unusually demanding postharvest handling requirements. Even under ideal conditions they can rarely be kept for more than 7 days after harvest. They must be cooled immediately to their lowest safe temperature (32 to 34 F) to prevent overripening and...
M. D. Boyette
L. G. Wilson
E. A. Estes
North Carolina State University

Manual de manejo postcosecha de frutas tropicales

Un aspecto fundamental a tener en cuenta en el manejo postcosecha de frutas es que éstas continúan vivas aún después de cosechadas. En tal sentido, la fruta cosechada continúa respirando, madurando en algunos casos e iniciando procesos de senescencia, todo lo...
Ciro J. Arias Velázquez
Julio Toledo Hevia
FAO

Course on agribusiness management for producers’ associations: Module 4 – Post-harvest and marketing

The purpose of the module is to learn more about post-production activities such as processing, preservation and packaging. This module also gives an insight into the role of new information and communication technologies. The objectives of this module are: to learn about post-harvest...
Pilar Santacoloma
Alexandra Röttger
Florence Tartanac
FAO

Prestorage application of high carbon dioxide combined withcontrolled atmosphere storage as a dual approach to control Botrytiscinerea in organic ‘Flame Seedless’ and ‘Crimson Seedless’ table grapes

  Pre-storage application of 40% CO2 at 0°C for 24 or 48 h and controlled atmosphere (12% O2 + 12% CO2) storage at 0°C for up to eight weeks on decay control and quality of organic ‘Flame Seedless’ and ‘Crimson Seedless’ table grapes were studied as a...
Cesar S. Teles
Benedito C. Benedetti
W. Douglas Gubler
Carlos H. Crisosto
Postharvest Biology and Technology

Postharvest Control of Western Flower Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) and California Red Scale (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) with Ethyl Formate and Its Impact on Citrus Fruit Quality

  The postharvest control of arthropod pests is a challenge that the California citrus industry must overcome when exporting fruit overseas. Currently, methyl bromide fumigation is used to control postharvest pests on exported citrus, but it may soon be unavailable because of use restrictions...
Francine Pupin
Veronique Bikoba
William B. Biasi
Gabriel M. Pedroso
Yuling Ouyang
Elizabeth E. Grafton-Cardwell
Elizabeth J. Mitcham
Journal of Economic Entomology

Asistencia técnica dirigida en cosecha y post cosecha de banano orgánico

Como en todos los cultivos, las etapas de cosecha y poscosecha requieren un cuidado a fin de conservar la calidad de la fruta. Y esta buena calidad pueda ser mantenida hasta el punto final que es el consumidor. La modalidad de cosecha, varían en las regiones donde se cultivan, a veces estas...
Ulises Vegas Rodríguez
Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina

Composite Effect of Propolis and Gum Arabic to Control Postharvest Anthracnose and Maintain Quality of Papaya during Storage

Anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides is the most prevalent postharvest disease of papaya that results in major economic losses. To investigate the effect of ethanolic extract of propolis (EEP) alone or in combination with gum arabic (GA) on control of postharvest anthracnoase and...
Asgar Ali
Chen Khan Cheong
Noosheen Zahid
International Journal of Agriculture and Biology

Hallazgos de la biosíntesis del etileno en frutas climatéricas y de los factores que afectan la ruta metabólica

El etileno es un compuesto hormonal gaseoso sintetizado en la mayoría de los tejidos de las plantas superiores, y a quien le atribuye el rol principal en los procesos de maduración y senescencia de las frutas climatéricas. La biosíntesis de etileno está regulada...
Eduardo Javid Corpas Iguarán
Omar Alberto Tapasco Alzate
Revista Alimentos Hoy

Effect of Different Temperatures and Parameters Analysis of the Storage Life of Fresh Cucumber and Tomato using Controlled Atmosphere Technology

  The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effect of different controlled temperatures and analyze the measures and/or parameters of the controlled atmosphere storage for fresh cucumbers and tomatoes. The effect of temperature, relative humidity, gas composition and other impacting...
Wu-Yi Liu
American Journal of Food Technology

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Apples

Producing a good crop of high-quality apples requires time, skill, and money. To gain full benefit from the crop, it is important to sustain the quality of the apples until they are delivered to the consumer. Proper postharvest cooling and careful attention to handling can prolong the time during...
M. D. Boyette
L. G. Wilson
E. A. Estes
North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service