Chapters cover the basics of postharvest technology as well as consumer issues in quality and safety, preharvest factors affecting fruit and vegetable quality, waste management and cull utilization, safety factors, and processing methods. A new appendix presents a summary of optimal conditions and the potential storage life of 200 fruits and vegetables.
Edited by Adel Kader and written by 22 authors, including UC researchers, specialists, and faculty along with leading industry experts, the third edition weighs in at 535 pages. This is an invaluable resource for research professionals, quality control personnel, and postharvest biology students – anyone involved in the technology for handling and storing fresh fruits, vegetables, and ornamentals. The information in the manual is applicable worldwide. Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Cropsis illustrated with 154 color photos, 184 black-and-white photos, and 111 graphs and illustrations.
Also available as an electronic PDF edition and an electronic PDF edition in Spanish.
También disponible en español.