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Postharvest: An Introduction to the Physiology and Handling of Fruit, Vegetables and Ornamentals


By: R Wills

227 pages, Tabs, figs

CABI Publishing

Paperback | Mar 2007 | Edition: 5 | #165792 | ISBN-13: 9781845932275
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NHBS Price: £34.99 $43/€39 approx

About this book

Effective postharvest handling is critical in maintaining the quality and freshness of crops from the time when they are harvested to when they are sold to the consumer.

Presented in a new larger format with an expanded colour section, this broad-based introductory level textbook covers the key concepts and practical technologies to slow the inevitable deterioration of harvested produce, including handling, packaging, transport, temperature management and the control of pests and diseases.


Structure and composition; physiology and biochemistry; effects of temperature; effects of water loss and humidity; technology of storage; storage atmosphere; physiological disorders; pathology; evaluation and management of quality; preparation for market; packaging; commodity recommendations.

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