Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

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

The potential of using low oxygen and ethyl formate or ethyl acetate to disinfest fresh fruit in storage

Low oxygen and/or 'generally recognised as safe' (GRAS)/food additive (FA) treatments in combination with cool storage have the potential to disinfest a range of commodities of various pests. This paper reports on research to determine the tolerance of second/third and fifth instar codling...
L.E. Jamieson
N.E.M. Page-Weir
A. Chhagan
P.G. Connolly
J. Poulton
A.M. Kean
New Zealand Plant Protection

Effect of Ethylene and Temperature Conditioning on Sensory Attributes and Chemical Composition of ‘Comice’ Pears

  ‘Comice’ is among the pear varieties most difficult to ripen after harvest. Ethylene, cold temperature, and intermediate (10 °C) temperature conditioning have been successfully used to stimulate the ability of ‘Comice’ pears to ripen. However, the sensory quality...
Warangkana Makkumrai
Hanne Sivertsen
David Sugar
Susan E. Ebeler
Florence Negre-Zakharov
Elizabeth J. Mitcham
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Pre- and Post-harvest Preventive Measures and Intervention Strategies to Control Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Fresh Leafy Vegetables

  This review includes an overview of the most important preventive measures along the farm to fork chain to prevent microbial contamination of leafy greens. It also includes the technological and managerial interventions related to primary production, postharvest handling, processing...
Maria I. Gil
Maria V. Selma
Trevor Suslow
Liesbeth Jacxsens
Mieke Uyttendaele
Ana Allende
Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Postharvest handling of fruits & vegetables

Appropriate production practices, careful harvesting, and proper packaging, storage, and transport all contribute to good produce quality. This publication covers postharvest practices suitable for small-scale operations, and points out the importance of production and harvesting techniques for...
Janet Bachmann
Richard Earles

Effects of 1-Methylcyclopropene and Hot Water Quarantine Treatment on Quality of “Keitt” Mangos

  The optimal 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) treatment to slow ripening of whole “Keitt” mangos, either alone or in combination with hot water treatment (HWT) (prior to or post 1-MCP) was identified. USDA-APHIS mandates that HWT can be used for control of fruit flies, but this may...
Panita Ngamchuachit
Diane M. Barrett
Elizabeth J. Mitcham
Journal of Food Science

Manejo postcosecha del plátano

El plátano verde-inmaduro y verde-maduro, está constituido principalmente por almidones y taninos. Cuando madura, la pulpa contiene aproximadamente 70 por ciento de agua, es rica en carbohidratos facilmente digeribles, contiene un bajo porcentaje de proteínas y grasas pero es...
Ciro J. Arias Velázquez Julio Toledo Hevia
Julio Toledo Hevia

Inhibición del brotamiento de tubérculos de papas nativas (Solanum sp) durante el almacenamiento postcosecha

Esta investigación evaluó el efecto de Chlorpropham (CIPC) sobre la longitud de los brotes y pérdida de peso de tubérculos de papas nativas de las variedades: Huayro Negro (Solanum x chaucha), Amarilla Tumbay (Solanum juzeepzukii), Peruanita (Solanum gonyocalix), Muro...
Frank Velásquez
Rene Mendoza
Isaac Aliaga
Agroindustrial Science, Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Perú

Evaluation of the Antifungal Activity of Natural Compounds to Reduce Postharvest Blue Mould (Penicillium expansum Link.) of Apples (Malus domestica Borkh.) During Storage

Several natural compounds were evaluated for the control of Penicillium expansum on apples during green-ripe or ripe maturity stages and stored at ambient or cold temperature. Semipure or crude derivatives of Capsicum frutescens completely inhibited conidial germination of P. expansum at all...
Silvia Bautista-Baños
Anthony J. De Lucca
Charles L. Wilson
Revista Mexicana de Fitopatología