Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

How do I manage storage pests in grains?

  A considerable portion of grains is lost after harvest because of poor handling and poor storage practices that expose the stored grains to insect pests and diseases. Insect pests like the Larger Grain Borer, grain weevils, flour beetles and vertebrate pests like rodents can destroy entire...
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture

Heat Treatment Affects Postharvest Quality of Kale and Collard, but not of Brussel Sprouts

  Mature leaves of kale (Brassica oleracea L., Alboglabra group) and collard (Brassica oleracea L., Acephala group), and Brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea L., Gemmnifera group) were heated by moist air at 40, 45, 50, or 55 ºC for durations of 0, 30, 60, or 90 minutes....
Chien Y. Wang

Dragon Fruit Assessment Manual

  This protocol seeks to provide a standard methodology for the experimentation and assessment of Dragon fruit (Hylocereus undatus (Haw.)) in the collaborative project funded by the New Zealand ADAF project (Vietnam Quarantine Barriers Assignment). This will aid in the exchange of information...
Allan Woolf
Do Minh Hien
Thai Thi Hoa
Nguyen Minh Chau
Richard Jackman
Chris Clark
HortResearch & Southern Fruit Research Institute

Efecto del ácido salicílico en la inducción de resistencia a Colletotrichum sp. en frutos de plátano durante postcosecha

  Los frutos de plátano son susceptibles a diversas enfermedades postcosecha, entre las cuales destaca la denominada pudrición de la corona originada por el patógeno Colletotrichum sp. ocasionando daños significativos en el fruto impidiendo su comercializació...
G. Berumen Varela
V. A. Ochoa Jiménez
R. Báez Sañudo
P. Gutiérrez Martínez
Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnología Postcosecha

Effect of Wrapping Materials and Cold Storage Durations on Quality of Plum (cv. Shablon)

  This study was conducted on the effect of wrapping material and cold storage duration on plum (cv. Shablon) during cold storage at -1°C temperature and 98% relative humidity. Three wrapping materials (news paper + straw, kraft paper and kraft paper + straw) and five cold storage...
Fariborz Naserzaeim
Majid Rashidi
Saeed Sayfzadeh
Agricultural Engineering Research Journal

Postharvest cooling and handling of field- and greenhouse-grown tomatoes

  Although considered a vegetable by most people, tomatoes are actually the fruit of several plants of the genus Lycopersicon. Tomatoes are one of the leading produce items in the United States in terms of value and volume consumes. Preserving the quality of the fruit from vine to...
M.D. Boyette
D.C. Sanders
E.A. Estes
North Carolina State University

Antracnosis en mango: Manejo de la enfermedad más importante pre y postcosecha

La antracnosis es la principal enfermedad pre y postcosecha del mango, causando pérdidas directas de rendimiento en el campo, en las plantas de empaque, así como en la calidad del fruto y su comercialización posterior. A continuación se presenta una revisión de...
Randy C. Ploetz
University of Florida

Design of Room Cooling Facilities: Structural & Energy Requirements

  Although cooling increases production cost, it is essential to maintaining high product quality. No amount of cooling, however, will improve poor-quality produce. If you wish to have high-quality produce after cooling and storage, you must start with high-quality produce. Maintaining quality...
M. D. Boyette
L. G. Wilson
E. A. Estes
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Tolerance of Sugar Snap Peas to Modified Atmospheres with High Concentrations of Carbon Dioxide

  Current recommendations for maintaining quality of sugar snap peas in storage include low temperatures, but not modified atmospheres (MA). However, sugar snap peas may be unintentionally exposed to MA when shipped in ‘bag in box’ bulk packaging, or intentionally exposed when used...
M. Cantwell
M. Saltveit
Acta Horticulturae

Tolerance of Grape Tomatoes to Controlled Atmospheres at Low Temperature

  Grape and cherry tomatoes comprise about one quarter of retail tomato sales in the United States and are also important components in fresh-cut mixed vegetable trays. The latter require low temperatures and packaging which can produce a range of modified atmospheres (MA) to achieve 14 days...
M. Cantwell
M. Saltveit
Acta Horticulturae