Postharvest Technology of Perishable Horticultural Commodities

Postharvest Technology of Perishable Horticultural Commodities
Author: Elhadi M. Yahia
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 750
Release: 2019-07-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780128132777

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Postharvest Technology of Perishable Horticultural Commodities describes all the postharvest techniques and technologies available to handle perishable horticultural food commodities. It includes basic concepts and important new advances in the subject. Adopting a thematic style, chapters are organized by type of treatment, with sections devoted to postharvest risk factors and their amelioration. Written by experts from around the world, the book provides core insights into identifying and utilizing appropriate postharvest options for maximum results. Presents the most recent developments in processing technologies in a single volume Includes a wide range of perishable products, thus allowing for translational insight Appropriate for students and professionals Written by experts as a reference resource

Postharvest Handling and Diseases of Horticultural Produce

Postharvest Handling and Diseases of Horticultural Produce
Author: Dinesh Singh,Ram Roshan Sharma,V. Devappa,Deeba Kamil
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2021-09-15
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781000389128

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Postharvest Handling and Diseases of Horticultural Produce describes all the postharvest techniques, handling, pre-cooling, postharvest treatment, edible coating and storage of the horticultural produce available to handle perishable horticultural food commodities, covering the areas of horticulture, agricultural process engineering, postharvest technology, plant pathology and microbiology. Postharvest diseases of major fruits and vegetables, with their causal agents, are described. The integrative strategies for management of postharvest diseases include effectively inhibiting the growth of pathogens, enhancing the resistance of hosts and improving environmental conditions, with results that are favourable to the host and unfavourable to the pathogen growth including biotechnological approaches. Adopting a thematic style, chapters are organized by type of treatment, with sections devoted to postharvest risk factors and their amelioration. The chapters are written by experts in the fields of plant pathology, horticulture, food science etc., and core insights into identifying and utilizing appropriate postharvest options for minimizing postharvest losses and enhancing benefits to end-users are provided. Features Presents the most recent developments in the field of postharvest handling technologies and diseases in a single volume Includes postharvest diseases of cut flowers, fruits, vegetables and tuber crops. Appropriate for students, researchers and professionals Written by experts and can be used as a reference resource

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Horticultural Crops

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Horticultural Crops
Author: Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2015-05-01
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781498709248

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The ultimate goal of crop production is to provide quality produce to consumers at reasonable rates. Most fresh produce is highly perishable, and postharvest losses are significant under the present methods of management in many countries. However, significant achievements have been made during the last few years to curtail postharvest losses in fr

Sustainable Agriculture for Food Security

Sustainable Agriculture for Food Security
Author: Acharya Balkrishna
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2021-10-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781000485899

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Sustainable Agriculture for Food Security: A Global Perspective takes an analytical approach to issues related to current agricultural practices. It looks at global geographical data and key statistical reports to aid readers in comparing, understanding, and making agricultural decisions. The book is divided into chapters with each dealing with a specific problem and its solutions, keeping in mind the context of geographical variations. The book first provides a historical overview of the socioeconomic importance of agriculture around the world along with a discussion on threats and opportunities in the agricultural sector. It goes on to explore the importance of water sources for agriculture, including rain-fed agriculture practices, water harvesting techniques, sustainable irrigation practices, and irrigation water management. Guidance on the usage of agrochemicals and solutions to their detrimental effects from non-standardized consumption is also addressed. The volume also includes a discussion on organic farming methods, certification standards, and key restrictions in crop production. Part 2 goes on to examine postharvest management practices used in different geographical areas along with analysis on the role of technology and obstacles in implementation. The commercialization of agriculture through food processing, branding, and retailing is reviewed along with suggestions on available marketing platforms and promotional aspects. It goes on to outline the situational analysis of food adulteration as well as norms and regulations of food security at the international level. Lastly, the concept of biofortification is explained along with methods and strategies of biofortified food production. The impact of biofortification over socioeconomic development of a specific country is also analyzed. Written for a wide audience, this volume is a thoughtful overview and analysis of the increasingly necessary topic of sustainable agriculture for food security and will be of interest to faculty and research scholars, working professionals, social activists, policymakers, farmers, and institutions and organizations involved in agricultural education, research, and development.

Cold Chain Management for the Fresh Produce Industry in the Developing World

Cold Chain Management for the Fresh Produce Industry in the Developing World
Author: Vijay Yadav Tokala,Majeed Mohammed
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2021-11-29
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781000473988

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Global food losses are a result of a lack of necessary infrastructure, improper food safety handling procedures, and insufficient training for the personnel working in the cold chain. The development of a resource-efficient and energy-smart food supply chain requires a well-integrated evaluation and development of the cold chain. Cold Chain Management for the Fresh Produce Industry in the Developing World provides a comprehensive review of the benefits of an unbroken cold chain in developing countries and focuses on the critical role of extension education in the implementation of cold chain management. The unbroken cold chain is essential for all stakeholders in the fresh produce industry to maintain the quality and safety of food products during handling, transporting, and storing in their journey from producer to consumer. Appropriate cold chain management is crucial not only to reduce the postharvest losses and wastages, but also to increase farmers' income, generate employment opportunities, and improve the livelihood of stakeholders along the supply chain. Key Features: Includes case studies for promoting the expansion of existing technologies for cold chain development in Asian, Africa and the Caribbean nations. Assesses cold chain management as crucial to the growth of global trade in perishable products with contributions from international organizations, researchers and commercial experts. Articulates resilient, sustainable and creative concepts to develop cold chains to enhance food distribution. This book comprises of chapters contributed by the experts and practitioners of cold chain development in developing countries. The authors in the book provide the scenario of cold chain management in the world and discuss the importance of the cold chain as well as the different options and innovations of cooling systems. Chapters also include case studies, success stories, capacity building activities, and other opportunities in cold chain development.

Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops

Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops
Author: Adel A. Kader
Publsiher: ANR Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1985
Genre: Crops
ISBN: 0931876729

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Postharvest; Biology; Harvesting; Preparation for fresh market; Packages; Cooling operations; Storage; Modified atmospheres; Ethylene; Disease by handling practices and strategies for control; Insect control; Transportation.

Postharvest Handling

Postharvest Handling
Author: Robert L. Shewfelt,Stanley E. Prussia
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2012-12-02
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780080925769

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Postharvest Handling: A Systems Approach introduces a new concept in the handling of fresh fruits and vegetable. Traditional treatments have been either physiologically based with an emphasis on biological tissue or technologically based with an emphasis on storage and handling. This book integrates all processes from production practices through consumer consumption with an emphasis on understanding market forces and providing fresh product that meets consumer expectations. Postharvest physiologists and technologists across the disciplines of agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, food science and horticulture along with handlers of minially-processed products within the fresh produce fruit and vegetable processing industries will find this to be an invaluable source of information. Uses a systems approach that provides a unique perspective on the handling of fresh fruits and vegetables Designed with the applied perspective to complement the more basic perspectives provided in other treatments Provides the integrated, interdisciplinary perspective needed in research to improve the quality of fresh and minimally processed products Emphasizes that the design of handling systems should be market-driven rather than concentrating on narrow specifics

Production Technology of Stone Fruits

Production Technology of Stone Fruits
Author: Mohammad Maqbool Mir,Umar Iqbal,Shabir Ahmad Mir
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2021-01-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9789811589201

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Globally stone fruits are emerging in the market due to the increased consumer’s desire for health-promoting foods. Stone fruits attract research attention, mainly due to the cultural and commercial aspects of the array of varieties that are grown. Being grown in wide range of environments, it is very important to understand what factors influence the production and quality attributes of stone fruits. There is a lack of systematic scientific information on strategic approach for production technologies of such fruits. This book will be first of its kind focusing on technological aspects of stone fruits especially on latest developments in present day horticulture. It will be an essential reference for professionals including academicians, scholars, researchers and industries working in the said area. We hope that readers will find this book a useful resource for their research or studies, and it will be helpful in the development of high quality stone fruits in future which will improve the economic and social life of people. Besides, this book fulfills the needs of a number of horticultural courses of Universities and will serving as a pomological manual for all occasions.

Post Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops

Post Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops
Author: K. P. Sudheer,V. Indira
Publsiher: New India Publishing
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2007
Genre: Science
ISBN: 818942243X

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The book post harvest technology assumes great attention during recent years since preservation of agricultural produce is a basic necessity to sustain agricultural production. It helps to add value of produce, thus having great scope for employment generation at the production catchments. In this book, the authors have attempted to consolidate different methods of post harvest technology of fruits and vegetables focusing on recent advances. This book will benefit both practicing food technologist/post harvest technologist who are searching for answers to critical technical questions of post harvest technology. Further, it will be useful to agricultural engineers, food processors, food scientist, researchers and progressive farmers and tom those who are working in relevant fields. it is intended to fill a gap in presently available post harvest technology literature

Smart and Sustainable Food Technologies

Smart and Sustainable Food Technologies
Author: Shalini Sehgal
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9789811917462

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Advances in Fig Research and Sustainable Production

Advances in Fig Research and Sustainable Production
Author: Moshe A. Flaishman,Uygun Aksoy
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 563
Release: 2022-05-25
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781789242478

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The common fig (Ficus carica L.) is one of the oldest fruits domesticated by humans, and is native to southwest Asia and the Mediterranean. Figs have been associated with health and prosperity since ancient times. They are rich in fibre, potassium, calcium, and iron, as well as being an important source of vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants. In recent years, increased consumption has caused fig production to shift to new countries such as Mexico, Brazil, India, and China. However, fig is a challenging fruit crop to grow. It is susceptible to insect pests and diseases as well as injuries from abiotic stress during fruit development and ripening. As a delicate fruit it also requires complicated postharvest procedures and climate change presents additional challenges. This volume serves as a comprehensive reference for current and future practices of fig production, consumption, research and innovation, and is essential for academic researchers, and those involved in research and development in the fig industry.

Postharvest Handling

Postharvest Handling
Author: Ibrahim Kahramanoglu
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2017-09-13
Genre: Gardening
ISBN: 9789535135333

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The world population has been increasing day by day, and demand for food is rising. Despite that, the natural resources are decreasing, and production of food is getting difficult. At the same time, about one-quarter of what is produced never reaches the consumers due to the postharvest losses. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to efficiently handle, store, and utilize produce to be able to feed the world, reduce the use of natural resources, and help to ensure sustainability. At this point, postharvest handling is becoming more important, which is the main determinant of the postharvest losses. Hence, the present book is intended to provide useful and scientific information about postharvest handling of different produce.

Postharvest Technology and Processing of Horticultural Crops

Postharvest Technology and Processing of Horticultural Crops
Author: Cornelio Losa
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-09-01
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1681175800

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Fruits and vegetables are very important food commodities. For self-sufficiency and also for processing, export and to meet additional requirements, a lot of emphasis need to be given to reduce post-harvest losses, besides increasing production and productivity of horticultural produces. Processing plays an important role in conservation and effective utilisation of these perishable commodities. Many recent innovations in postharvest technology in have been in response to the desire to avoid the use of costly labor and the desire for cosmetically "perfect" produce. These methods may not be sustainable over the long term, due to socioeconomic, cultural and/or environmental concerns. For example, the use of postharvest pesticides may reduce the incidence of surface defects but can be costly both in terms of money and environmental consequences. In addition, the growing demand for organically produced fruits and vegetables offers new opportunities for small-scale producers and marketers. Local conditions for small-scale handlers may include labor surpluses, lack of credit for investments in postharvest technology, unreliable electric power supply, lack of transport options, storage facilities and/or packaging materials, as well as a host of other constraints. This book will be of immense valuable for research professionals, quality control personnel and postharvest biology students anyone involved in the technology for handling and storing fresh fruits, vegetables, and ornamentals.

Postharvest Physiology and Biochemistry of Fruits and Vegetables

Postharvest Physiology and Biochemistry of Fruits and Vegetables
Author: Elhadi M. Yahia,Armando Carrillo-Lopez
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2018-10-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780128132791

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Postharvest Physiology and Biochemistry of Fruits and Vegetables presents an updated, interrelated and sequenced view of the contribution of fruits and vegetables on human health, their aspects of plant metabolism, physical and chemical/compositional changes during the entire fruit development lifecycle, the physiological disorders and biochemical effects of modified/controlled atmospheres, and the biotechnology of horticultural crops. The book is written specifically for those interested in preharvest and postharvest crop science and the impact of physiological and biochemical changes on their roles as functional foods. Deals with the developmental aspects of the lifecycle in whole fruits Describes issues, such as the morphology and anatomy of fruits, beginning with the structural organization of the whole plant and explaining the fruit structure and its botanical classification Addresses biotechnological concepts that control firmness, quality and the nutritional value of fruits

Shelf Life and Food Safety

Shelf Life and Food Safety
Author: Basharat Nabi Dar,Manzoor Ahmad Shah,Shabir Ahmad Mir
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2022-06-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781000586121

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The quality and safety of the food we eat deserves the utmost attention and is a priority for producers and consumers alike. Shelf life studies provide important information to manufacturers and consumers to ensure a high-quality food product. Various evaluation methods are used for shelf life determination and they are usually performed at the manufacturer level. Moreover, various techniques are utilized throughout the food chain that enhance the shelf life of food products. This sensitive issue is reviewed in Shelf Life and Food Safety, which brings together a group of subject experts to present up-to-date and objective discussions on a broad range of topics including food spoilage and safe preservation, packaging, and sensory aspects. The book presents both traditional and innovative technologies for enhancing food safety and increasing shelf life, along with methods for the assessment and prediction of food safety and shelf life. Key Features Overviews the issues associated with shelf life enhancement and shelf life evaluation of various food products Addresses issues important to maintaining food safety Explains how shelf life depends on factors, including ingredients for formulation, processing techniques, packaging, and storage conditions Covers shelf life evaluation methods, determinants for shelf life, food quality assessment, and basic and innovative technologies that will improve the shelf life of food products This book is the first of its kind focusing on issues related to evaluation techniques for shelf life determinants, and techniques for shelf life enhancement. It is appropriate for students, researchers, scientists, and professionals in food science and technology. It is also a helpful source of information for people involved in the food industry, food processing sector, product development, marketing, and other associated fields.