Editors: Ramdane Dris PhD., Raina Niskanen PhD., Shri Mohan Jain PhD.
This book volume focuses on the influence of postharvest practices on the quality of horticultural commodities in order to enhance preservation of fresh fruits and vegetables (including root and tuber crops) grown under different climatic conditions, worldwide. We have provided information by highlighting the achievements related to minimizing the postharvest losses, postharvest technology, physiological changes, storage problems and processing aspects. Fifteen chapters are included in this book volume.
- The Quality Cycle;
- Testing Soils for Determining Fertilizers Needs of Horticultural Crops;
- Nutritional Management of Vegetables and Ornamental Plants in Hydroponics;
- Managing Crop Load; Low-alcohol Grape and Fruit Wine;
- Paprika Spice Production;
- Factors Associated with Peach Yield, Quality and Postharvest Behaviour;
- Influence of Calcium Nutrition on the Quality and Postharvest Behaviour of Apples;
- Economic analysis of Postharvest systems in Root and tuber Crops;
- Postharvest Handling of Strawberries for Fresh Market;
- Postharvest Biological Changes and Technology of Citrus Fruit;
- Ethylene Biosynthesis- Role in Ripening and Quality of ‘Hayward’ Kiwifruit after Harvest, During Storage and Shelf-Life;
- Postharvest Pests and Physiological Disorders of Cassava;
- Environmental Control for Storage of Rooted Propagation Material;
- Minimizing Postharvest Rots and Quality Loss in New Zealand Carrots;
- Minimal Processing of Fruits and Vegetables.