Postharvest: An Introduction to the Physiology and Handling of Fruit, Vegetables and Ornamentals

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University of New South Wales Press, 2007 - Gardening - 227 pages
Effective postharvest handling is critical in maintaining the quality and freshness of crops from the time when they are harvested to when they are sold to the consumer. Presented in a new larger format with an expanded color section, this broad-based introductory level textbook covers the key concepts and practical technologies to slow the inevitable deterioration of harvested produce, including handling, packaging, transport, temperature management and the control of pests and diseases. The 5th edition is updated with current industry developments and practices.

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Structure and composition
Physiology and biochemistry
Effects of temperature

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