Crop Post-Harvest: Science and Technology, Volume 1, Principles and Practice
December 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
Through the carefully compiled and edited chapters,
internationally respected authors discuss ways to improve harvest
yield and quality, drawing on their many years’ practical
experience and the latest research findings, applications and
methodologies. Subjects covered include: an introduction to the
systems used in post-harvest agricultural processes, physical and
biological factors affecting post-harvest commodities, storage
issues, pest management, food processing and preservation, food
systems, the latest research and assimilation of this work, and
current trade and international agreements. An invaluable glossary
showing important pests, pathogens and plants is also
Crop Post-Harvest: Science and Technology Volume 1: Principles
and Practice is a must-have reference book which offers the reader
an overview of the globalisation of post-harvest science,
technology, economics, and the development of the storage and
handling of perishable and durable products. Volumes 2 and 3 will
go on to explore durables and perishables individually in more
detail, with many case studies taken from around the globe.
This 3-volume work is the standard handbook and reference for all professionals involved in the harvesting, shipping, storage and processing of crops, including agricultural and plant scientists, food scientists and technologists, microbiologists, plant pathologists, entomologists and all post harvest, shipping and storage consultants. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where these subjects are studied and taught should have multiple copies on their shelves
Foreword by Professor Chris Haines.
1. Post-Harvest Systems in Agriculture (F. Goletti and E. Samman).
2. Biology of Plant Commodities (D. Rees and L. Hammond).
3. Physical Factors in Post-Harvest Quality (A.D. Devereau).
4. Biological Factors in Post-Harvest Quality (G. Farrell).
5. Technology and Management of Storage (R.A. Boxall).
6. Pest Management (P. Golob).
7. Remedial Treatments in Pest Management (R.W.D. Taylor and P. Golob).
8. Food Processing and Preservation (A.A. Swetman).
9. Food Systems (P.S. Hindmarsh).
10. Applied Research and Dissemination (H.C. Coote and N.K. Marsland).
11. Trade and International Agreements (P. Greenhalgh and J.A. Conway).
Appendix 1: Some Important Post-Harvest Pests.
Appendix 2: Some Important Post-Harvest Pathogens.
Appendix 3: Some Important Post-Harvest Concern.