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Postharvest Technology Book

Postharvest Technology Book

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Postharvest Technology for Southeast Asian Perishable Crops (2nd Edition)

  • The most comprehensive reference or textbook on postharvest handling of tropical fruits, vegetables and florist crops
  • The only one of its kind in Southeast Asia
  • Written by well-known University of the Philippines (UP) postharvest scientists
  • Reviewed by postharvest scientists and practitioners in Southeast Asia, the USA, Canada and the Philippine

This Book:

*Is an updated and expanded edition with 10 new chapters covering packinghouse establishment, handling of fresh cuts, quality assurance, socio-economics and more

*Contains 26 chapters with 430 pages (8" x 11") amply illustrated

*Is easy to understand even for non-technical readers

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION

  • Overview of Postharvest Handling
II. BASIS OF POSTHARVEST HANDLING TECHNOLOGIES
  • Morphological Basis of Postharvest Technologies
  • Physico-chemical Basis of Postharvest Handling
  • Physical Properties of Fresh produce for Postharvest Technology Development
III. PREHARVEST AND HARVEST FACTORS AFFECTING POSTHARVEST
QUALITY
  • Preharvest Modifiers of Quality
  • Harvesting
IV. PACKAGING OPERATIONS, STRUCTURES AND EQUIPMENT
  • Trimming, Cleaning, and Removal of Excess Moisture
  • Curing
  • Waxing
  • Standardization, Grading and Inspection
  • Packaging
  • Ripening, Degreening and Color Adding
  • Establishment of a Packinghouse
  • Packinghouse Equipment and Handling Aids
V. MANAGEMENT OF PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT OF PRODUCE
  • Precooling
  • Fundamentals of Refrigeration
  • Refrigerated Transport and Storage
  • Transport
  • Supplements to Refrigeration
  • Alternatives to Refrigerated Transport and Storage
VI. POSTHARVEST PEST MANAGEMENT
  • Postharvest Insect Pest Suppression and Disinfestation
  • Postharvest Disease Control
VII. QUALITY ASSURANCE AND PREPARATION OF FRESH CUTS
  • Preparation and Handling of Fresh Cuts
  • Quality Assurance Program for Fresh Produce
VIII. POSTHARVEST SOCIO-ECONOMICS
  • Economic Viability of Postharvest Handling Operations and Technologies
  • Social Dimension of Postharvest Systems Improvement

PLEASE VISIT: http://postharvesthandling.blogspot.com/ for further details or you may contact

Imelda B. Veluz, College Librarian,

Postharvest and Seed Sciences Division, Crop Science Cluster, College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna 4031;

Tel. no. +63 49 536-3138 or 536-2444; Fax no. +63 49 536-3259;

Email:[email protected]

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