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Postharvest Biology and Technology


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As we know, preserving the quality of fresh produce has long been a challenging task. In the past, several approaches were in use for the postharvest management of fresh produce, but due to continuous advancement in technology, the increased health consciousness of consumers, and environmental concerns, these approaches have been modified and enhanced to address these issues and concerns. This important series consists of books that address several aspects related to postharvest technology of fresh produce. The series presents existing and novel management systems that are in use today or that have great potential to maintain the postharvest quality of fresh produce in terms of microbiological safety, nutrition, and sensory quality.

The books are aimed at professionals, postharvest scientists, academicians researching postharvest problems, and graduate-level students. This series is intended to be a comprehensive venture that provides up-to-date scientific and technical information focusing on postharvest management for fresh produce.

Books in the series will address the following themes:

  • Nutritional composition and antioxidant properties of fresh produce
  • Postharvest physiology and biochemistry
  • Biotic and abiotic factors affecting maturity and quality
  • Preharvest treatments affecting postharvest quality
  • Maturity and harvesting issues
  • Nondestructive quality assessment
  • Physiological and biochemical changes during ripening
  • Postharvest treatments and their effects on shelf life and quality
  • Postharvest operations such as sorting, grading, ripening, de-greening, curing etc
  • Storage and shelf-life studies
  • Packaging, transportation, and marketing
  • Vase life improvement of flowers and foliage
  • Postharvest management of spice, medicinal, and plantation crops
  • Fruit and vegetable processing waste/byproducts: management and utilization
  • Postharvest diseases and physiological disorders
  • Minimal processing of fruits and vegetables
  • Quarantine and phytosanitory treatments for fresh produce
  • Conventional and modern breeding approaches to improve the postharvest quality

Biotechnological approaches to improve postharvest quality of horticultural crops

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Emerging Technologies for Shelf-Life Enhancement of Fruits

Emerging Technologies for Shelf-Life Enhancement of Fruits

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Basharat Nabi Dar, Shabir Ahmad Mir
December 15, 2019

Focusing on new technological interventions involved in the postharvest management of fruits, this volume looks at the research on new and emerging techniques to maintain the quality of fruits from farm to table. The volume looks at the factors that contribute to shortening shelf life and...

Emerging Postharvest Treatment of Fruits and Vegetables

Emerging Postharvest Treatment of Fruits and Vegetables

1st Edition

Kalyan Barman, Swati Sharma, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
September 27, 2018

With the increasing need and demand for fresh fruits and vegetables, the field of postharvest science is continuously evolving. Endeavors are being made by scientists involved in postharvest research for maintenance of the quality and safety of fresh horticultural produce to enhance the postharvest...

Advances in Postharvest Technologies of Vegetable Crops

Advances in Postharvest Technologies of Vegetable Crops

1st Edition

Bijendra Singh, Sudhir Singh
May 25, 2018

This book presents a selection of innovative postharvest management practices for vegetables. It covers technologies in harvesting, handling, and storage of vegetables, including strategies for low-temperature storage of vegetables, active and smart packaging of vegetables, edible coatings,...

Innovative Packaging of Fruits and Vegetables: Strategies for Safety and Quality Maintenance

Innovative Packaging of Fruits and Vegetables: Strategies for Safety and Quality Maintenance

1st Edition

Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, Mohammed Shafiur Rahman, Ali Abas Wani
May 24, 2018

This volume addresses the challenges of the short shelf life of fruits and vegetables. Innovative packaging technologies are the most promising strategies for overcoming these limitations. This book provides a host of sustainable packaging solutions that deliver protection, branding, consumer...

Plant Food By-Products: Industrial Relevance for Food Additives and Nutraceuticals

Plant Food By-Products: Industrial Relevance for Food Additives and Nutraceuticals

1st Edition

J. Fernando Ayala-Zavala, Gustavo González-Aguilar, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
March 23, 2018

This volume takes an eco-friendly approach to examining the advantages of using plant food by-products as food additives and nutraceuticals, turning solid wastes into value-added items. The chapters, written by researchers and professionals working in the plant food industry, look at ways to make...

Insect Pests of Stored Grain: Biology, Behavior, and Management Strategies

Insect Pests of Stored Grain: Biology, Behavior, and Management Strategies

1st Edition

Ranjeet Kumar
June 26, 2017

Stored products of agriculture and animal origin are attacked by more than 600 species of beetles, 70 species of moths, and about 355 species of mites, causing huge quantitative and qualitative losses and insect contamination in food commodities. This is an important quality control problem. This...

Postharvest Management of Horticultural Crops: Practices for Quality Preservation

Postharvest Management of Horticultural Crops: Practices for Quality Preservation

1st Edition

Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, Asgar Ali
July 08, 2016

This book presents several pre- and postharvest strategies that have been developed to modify these physiological activities, resulting in increased shelf life. The book also discusses the best technologies that positively influence quality attributes of the produce, including senescenal changes...

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Horticultural Crops: Principles and Practices for Quality Maintenance

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Horticultural Crops: Principles and Practices for Quality Maintenance

1st Edition

Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
May 01, 2015

The ultimate goal of crop production is to provide quality produce to consumers at reasonable rates. Most fresh produce is highly perishable, and postharvest losses are significant under the present methods of management in many countries. However, significant achievements have been made during the...

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