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Potatoes Postharvest

Handbook / Manual

By: RT Pringle, RC Clayton and CFH Bishop

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Feb 2009 | #116727 | ISBN-13: 9780851995021
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About this book

The potato is an important world crop. This book brings together the various postharvest considerations, including principles of storage, store design, potato handling, quality control, and store management. It describes the different technical methods of potato storage used worldwide, for example box, bag and bulk storage. It should be of interest to researchers and potato growers, both large-scale commercial producers, and low-input tropical producers.


Contents

1. Physiology
2. Harvesting and store loading systems
3. Store climate
4. Disease control in store
5. Store design and structure
6. Store ventilation
7. Store refrigeration
8. Store environment control
9. Store management
10. Seed grading and preparation for planting
11. Packhouse and processing facilities
12. Quality assurance
13. Marketing and costs


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