Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

Manejo poscosecha en el cultivo de piña (Ananas comosus L.)

La práctica fue llevada a cabo en la Corporación de Desarrollo Pinero de Costa Rica, PINDECO.S.A., que forma parte de la Corporación de Del Monte Tropical Fruit Company. Esta empresa fue creada en 1979 con el objetivo de producir piña fresca para los mercados...
Guillermo A. Jiménez Chacón
Escuela de Agricultura de la Región Tropical Húmeda (EARTH)

Postharvest management of New Zealand flower thrips (Thrips obscuratus) on apricots using ethyl formate or pyrethrum-based treatments

New Zealand flower thrips (NZFT, Thrips obscuratus (Crawford)) were exposed to a range of ethyl formate (EF) and pyrethrum-based postharvest treatments on apricots. Research showed that EF+CO2 or EF+N2 were effective treatments against NZFT and caused negligible damage to apricot fruit quality....
A. Chhagan
L.E. Jamieson
M.J. Griffin
N.E.M. Page-Weir
J. Poulton
F. Zulhendri
R. Feng
P.G. Connolly
V.A. Davis
S. Olsson
S.P. Redpath
A.M. Kean
A.B. Woolf
New Zealand Plant Protection

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Peppers

The preferred temperature range for peppers is from 45 to 50 °F. Since pepper harvesting in North Carolina normally occurs during the hottest months of the year, it is not unusual for the pulp temperature of harvested peppers to be more than 90°F. If they are allowed to remain at high...
M. D. Boyette
L. G. Wilson
E. A. Estes
North Carolina State University

Guidelines for Stadium Application to Potato Tubers

Potatoes are susceptible to a variety of storage pathogens, including Fusarium dry rot (Fusarium sambucinum), silver scurf (Helminthosporium solani), late blight (Phytophthora infestans), Pink rot (Phytophthora erythroseptica), Pythium leak (Pythium ultimum) and black dot (Colletotrichum coccodes...
Willie Kirk
David Ross
Phillip Wharton
Nora Olsen
Michigan State University

Manual de manejo cosecha y poscosecha de granadilla

El carácter climatérico de la fruta es importante para determinar el manejo poscosecha, pues las frutas climatéricas son en general más susceptibles al deterioro dada su alta sensibilidad a condiciones ambientales tales como la presencia del gas etileno. Las frutas...
García Muñoz
María Cristina
Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria, Colombia

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

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

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