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Post harvest Pathology

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This collection of papers includes some of the presentation given at the International congress of Plant Pathology held in Beijing in 2013 in the session of Recent Development in Postharvest Pathology. Fruit production for human consumption is an important part of the market economy. Any waste during to spoilage and pest infestation, in the field and the postharvest phase, results in significant economic losses which are more pronounced as the losses occur closer to the time of produce sale. Careful handling of perishable produce is needed for the prevention of postharvest diseases at different stages during harvesting. Handling, transport and storage in order to preserve the high quality produce. The extent of postharvest losses varies markedly depending on the commodities and country estimated to range between 4 and 8% in countries where postharvest refrigeration facilities are well developed to 30% where facilities are minimal. Microbial decay is one of the main factors that determine losses compromising the quality of the fresh produce. For the development of an integrated approach for decay management, cultural, preharvest, harvest and postharvest practices should be regarded as essential components that influence the complex interactions between host, pathogen, and environmental conditions. Orchards practices including preharvest fungicide applications can also directly reduce the development of postharvest fruit decay. Among postharvest practices, postharvest fruit treatments with fungicide are the most effective means to reduce decay. Ideally, these fungicides protect the fruit from infections that occur before treatment, including pathogen causing quiescent infections, as well from infection that are initiated after treatment during postharvest handling, shipment and marketing. The implementation of these alternatives techniques often requires modifying currently used postharvest practices and development of new formulation for their applications. The present chapters deal with the newest report related to postharvest pathology in the world.

Plant Pathology

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This fifth edition of the classic textbook in plant pathology outlines how to recognize, treat, and prevent plant diseases. It provides extensive coverage of abiotic, fungal, viral, bacterial, nematode and other plant diseases and their associated epidemiology. It also covers the genetics of resistance and modern management on plant disease. Plant Pathology, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive resource and textbook that professionals, faculty and students can consult for well-organized, essential information. This thoroughly revised edition is 45% larger, covering new discoveries and developments in plant pathology and enhanced by hundreds of new color photographs and illustrations. The latest information on molecular techniques and biological control in plant diseases Comprehensive in coverage Numerous excellent diagrams and photographs A large variety of disease examples for instructors to choose for their course

Principles of Plant Pathology

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Postharvest Pathology of Fresh Horticultural Produce

Author : Lluís Palou
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Optimal distribution of fresh horticultural products entails prolonging their freshness and nutritional quality as long as possible after harvest. A major limitation to their marketing is decay after harvest, which is caused primarily by fungal pathogens. Postharvest Pathology of Fresh Horticultural Produce provides a comprehensive resource of information about the biology and control of postharvest diseases of many fresh horticultural products, citing sources from appropriate literature of any age, rather than only the most recent. The etiology and symptoms of postharvest diseases and the biology of postharvest pathogens are reviewed by leading experts, who are familiar with many of world’s most popular fresh fruits and vegetables and the diseases that affect them. Key aspects related to infection and epidemiology, methods to minimize postharvest decay losses, including use of conventional fungicides and alternative management strategies, harvest and handling practices, and other aspects are described for the most significant temperate, subtropical, and tropical fruits as well as fruit-like vegetables and leafy vegetables. Features: Provides comprehensive academic and practical reviews of postharvest diseases of fresh fruits and vegetables Discusses the economic importance, etiology, and epidemiology of the most significant postharvest diseases Includes quality color plates that allow the practical identification of disease symptoms Explains practical postharvest disease management actions, including the use of conventional fungicides and alternatives to their use The authors summarize a massive quantity of published information, and often apply their own considerable practical experience to identify and interpret the most significant information. This book is a valuable and comprehensive resource for industry professionals, academics, educators, students, consultants, pest control advisors, regulatory personnel, and others interested in this subject.

Postharvest Pathology

Author : Davide Spadaro
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Postharvest Handling and Diseases of Horticultural Produces

Author : Dinesh Singh
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"Postharvest handling and diseases of horticultural produces" describes all the postharvest techniques, handling, pre-cooling, postharvest treatment, edible coating and storage of the horticultural produces available to handle perishable horticultural food commodities covering the areas of horticulture, agricultural process engineering, postharvest technology, plant pathology and microbiology. Postharvest diseases with their causal agents of major fruits and vegetables are being described. The integrative strategies for management of postharvest diseases include effectively inhibiting the growth of pathogens, enhancing the resistance of hosts and improving environmental conditions resulting favourable to the host and unfavourable to the pathogen growth including biotechnological approaches. Adopting a thematic style, chapters are organized by type of treatment, with sections devoted to postharvest risk factors and their amelioration. The book chapters are written by experts in the field of plant pathology, horticulture, food science etc. and the book provides core insights into identifying and utilizing appropriate postharvest options for minimizing postharvest losses and enhance benefits of end-users. Key Features Presents the most recent developments in the field of postharvest handling technologies and diseases in a single volume. Includes postharvest diseases of cut flowers, fruits, vegetables, and tubers crops. Appropriate for students, researchers and professionals. Written by experts which can be used as a reference resource.

Postharvest Pathogens and Disease Management

Author : P. Narayanasamy
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POSTHARVEST PATHOGENS AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT Postharvest diseases caused by microbial pathogens account formillions of dollars in losses of both durable and perishableproduce products every year. Moreover, with consumers increasinglydemanding minimally processed vegetables and fruits--which can beinvaded by human pathogens--there is an imperative need forsuitable protective measures to provide pathogen-free commoditiesthat are free from, or contain only acceptable levels of, chemicalresidues. Providing details of both conventional and modern moleculartechniques applicable for the detection, identification, anddifferentiation of field and storage microbial pathogens,Postharvest Pathogens and Disease Management: * Discusses diseases of both durables and perishables duringtransit and storage * Provides a basic understanding of the effects of handling andstorage practices as well as field conditions and productsusceptibility on the development of postharvest diseases * Reveals, as a cautionary note, the potential hazards ofmycotoxins with carcinogenic properties that can contaminate fruitsand vegetables * Contains detailed information derived from elucidative evidenceand disease data in order to explain the infection process andsubsequent stages of disease development * Helps readers to avoid conditions that favor disease incidenceand spread * Includes real life examples of disease management strategies tohelp readers develop effective disease management systems suitablefor different ecosystems * Emphasizes the importance of integrating several differenteffective methods in tandem, including the development of cultivarswith resistance to postharvest diseases; the selection of suitableanalytical methods; and the effective use of biocontrol agents andchemicals * Presents protocols for numerous techniques and basic methods,making the book a distinctive and highly useful teaching andresearch tool Postharvest Pathogens and Disease Management offers readers insightinto the principles and methods of avoiding and managingpostharvest diseases of fruit and vegetable products in anefficient, economical, and environmentally feasible manner,allowing producers to sell safer, higher-quality produce to thepublic and prevent the losses associated with postharvest disease.

Post Harvest Diseases and Disorders of Fruits and Vegetables

Author : Anna L. Snowden
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Now established worldwide as the standard guide to the recognition and understanding of the causes of deterioration in temperate and tropical fruits and vegetables, these two superbly illustrated full-colour volumes deal clearly, concisely and systematically with each of the main diseases and disorders, emphasising those of importance to internatio

A Color Atlas of Post harvest Diseases and Disorders of Fruits and Vegetables General introduction and fruits

Author : Anna L. Snowdon
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Nature and causes of post-harvest deterioration; Citrus fruits; Miscellaneous tropical and subtropical fruits; Pome fruits; Stone fruits; Soft fruits and berry fruits; Melons and watermelons.

Learning the Principles of Plant Pathology

Author : Lina L. Ilag
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Historical development of plant pathology; Concepts of plant disease; terminology; diagnosis; classification of plant diseases; Non-parasitic agents of plant diseases; Parasitic agents of plant diseases; Variability in plant pathogens; Disease cycles; Inoculun, inoculun survival and inoculation; Pathogen's entry into plants; Colonization of the suscept; Mevhanisms of pathogenicity and host response; Mechanisms of defense; Epidemiology of plant deseases; Forecasting of plant diseases; Assessment of disease incidence and crop loss; Principles and methods of plant disease control.

Postharvest Physiology and Pathology of Vegetables

Author : Jerry A. Bartz
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Focusing exclusively on postharvest vegetable studies, this book covers advances in biochemistry, plant physiology, and molecular physiology to maximize vegetable quality. The book reviews the principles of harvest and storage; factors affecting postharvest physiology, calcium nutrition and irrigation control; product quality changes during handling and storage; technologies to improve quality; spoilage factors and biocontrol methods; and storage characteristics of produce by category. It covers changes in sensory quality such as color, texture, and flavor after harvest and how biotechnology is being used to improve postharvest quality.

Advances in Mycology and Plant Pathology

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Advances in Plant Physiological Phenomena Research and Application 2012 Edition

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Advances in Plant Physiological Phenomena Research and Application / 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about Plant Physiological Phenomena in a concise format. The editors have built Advances in Plant Physiological Phenomena Research and Application / 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Plant Physiological Phenomena in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Advances in Plant Physiological Phenomena Research and Application / 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Plant Pathologist s Pocketbook

Author : J. M. Waller
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This book contains 5 sections covering the main activity groups in plant pathology. Topics discussed include epidemiology and disease forecasting, disease management, disease resistance, biochemical and molecular techniques, and electronic databases and information technology.

Postharvest Handling of Tropical Fruits

Author : Bruce R. Champ
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Overview of the problems: Tropical fruits: the social, political, and economic Issues; Quality assurance: a total approach; An economic evaluation of postharvest tropical fruit research: some preliminary results; Regulations and quarantine in international trade; Session summary; Marketing of tropical fruits: Prospects for marketing tropical fruits in Asia; Trends and changes in the european market for tropical fruits and their impact on technological requirements; Postharvest handling of avocado, mango, and lychee for export from south Africa; The market for tropical fruits in Japan; Diagnosing the causes of outturn problems in imported tropical fruits; Harvesting, processing, and transportation: When to harvest-maturity standards versus harvesting indices (abstract only); Fruit packing house operations to improve returns; Fruit handling systems in developing countries; Impact and vibration damage to fruit during handling and transportation; Minimal processing of tropical fruits; Session summary; Postharvest diseases and disorders: Control of postharvest diseases of tropical fruits: challenges for the 21 st. century: Infection processes of colletotrichum species in subtropical and tropical fruits; Preharvest fungicidal sprays for postharvest disease control in fruits; A review of biological control of postharvest diseases of subtropical fruits; Sulfur dioxide fumigation in postharvest handling of fresh longan and lychee for export; Session summary; Storage and ripening: Tropical fruit physiology and storage potential; Biochemical and molecular approaches to fruit ripening and senescence; Calcium an fruit storage potential; Postharvest water relations in horticultural crops: principles and problems; Modified and controlled atmosphere storage of tropical fruits; New developments in modified atmosphere packaging and surface coatings for fruits; Preharvest effects on postharvest quality of subtropical and tropical fruits; Session summary; Disinfestation of tropical fruits: Quarantine disinfestation of tropical fruits: non-chemical options; Heat disisfestation of mangoes: effect on fruit quality and disease control; Preharvest fruit fly control: strategies for the tropics; Disinfestation: effect of non-chemical treatments on market quality of fruit; Proposed standardisation of protocols for quarantine treatment of fruit; Session summary; Contributed poster papers: Overview issues: Postharvest studies on some tropical and subtropical fruits in Pakistan; Potential of value-added fruit products in Papua New Guinea; The economic potential of interventions to reduce postharvest losses of tropical fruits and nuts in Papua New Guinea; Aspects of marketing tropical fruits in temperate climates; A multivariate factor analysis of consumer preference on banana attributes; Maturity assessment: Determination of maturity indices for Sri Lankan embul bananas; Development of maturity indices for longan; Maturation and harvesting criteria for avocado (abstract only); Disinfestation and primary processing: Postharvest handling and quarantine of tropical fruit in the Jiangmen region of Guangdon, China; Effects of gamma irradiation and hot-water treatment on the shelf life and quality of Thai Mango cv. rad; Effect of irradiation and storage tempeature on the shelf life and quality of Thai licheee; Insect qurantine treatments and fruit ripening; Microwaves as a quarantine treatment to disinfest commodities of pests; Effect of pH and sugar concentration on apple cider quality; Osmotic dehydration of membrane-coated pineapple; Anti-fruit-fly activity of extracts of black pepper and other edible plants; The potential use of insecticidal atmospheres for mango, avocado, and papaya fruits; Preliminary investigation of microrganisms antagonistic to colletotrichum gloeosporioides obtained from rambutan; Electron beam irradiation combined with hot-water immersion treatment for banana preservation (abstract only); Fruit fly problem and disinfestation research in Malaysia (abstract only); Storage and ripening: Internal quality analysis of watermelons by and acoustic technique and its application in Japan; Feasibility studies into NIR technique for meassurement of internal quality of some tropical fruits; Distribution of mineral in Alphonso mango during ripening; Effect of calcium on physicochemical changes in Alphonso mango during ripening and storage; A low-cost cool chamber: an innovative technology for developing countries; Effect of low temperatures on storage life and quality of carambola (Averrhoa carambola L.)cv. B17; Incidence of chilling injury in Salacca zalacca; Internal carbon dioxide and ethylene of avocado fruit (Persea americana Mill.) measured by equilibrium technique; Effects of plantation and postharvest management factors on shelf life of ' Williams' banana; Optimisation of indigenous ripening systems for bananas in the Philippines; Fundamental studies on respiration rates and storage properties of some tropical fruits grown on Okinawa; Reducing decay and extending shelf life of bell-peppers and mangoes by modified atmosphere packaging; Modified atmosphere storage of bananas at chilling temperatures; Storage of fresh pineapples; The effect of sucrose ester coating on ambient temperature storage of several fruits; Effects of different precooling methods and times on the storage quality of carambola variety B10; Effect of maturity, damage, and humidity on the ripening of plantain and cooking banana; Modified atmosphere packaging by perforated polymeric film and its effect on physical properties of mango fruit; Productivity and postharvest behaviour of black sapote in the Israeli Negev desert (abstract only); Storage and ripening of Kenyan mangoes (Abstracts only); The storage of sapodilla (Manilkara achras L.) at 10, 15, and 20 o. C (abstract only); Factors influencing the ripening of 'chanee' and 'monthong' durians (abstract only); Effects of ethylene application on fruit postharvest characteristics of cucumis metuliferus Mey. (abstract only); Postharvest diseases and disorders: Mango postharvest disease control: effect of rain at harvest, fungicide treatments, and fruit brushing on fruit appearance; Sour rot diesease on citrus fruits: importance and control; Hot-water control of anthracnose on mango varietis arumanis, golek and manalagi; Efficacy of propiconazole against fungi causing postharvest disease on eksotika papaya; Freckle disease of banana; Phytophthora fruit rot of durian (Durio zibethinus L.); Postharvest fruit rot o banana caused by colletotrichum musae (Berg. & Curt.)Arx. and its control; Application of candida guilliermondii in commercial citrus waxes for biocontrol of penicillium on grapefruit; Phomopsis fruit rot of mango and its control; Management of 'jelly-seed' in mango (Mangifera indica L.) cv.Tommy Atkins (abstract only); Session summaries-contributed poster papers: Workshop reports: Controlled atmospheres/modified atmospheres; Postharvest physiology; Disinfestation; Diseases; Biocontrol of diseases; Molecular biology; Trade and marketing; Education and training; Research network on tropical fruit trees in Asia.

Crop Management and Postharvest Handling of Horticultural Products

Author : Ramdane Dris
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"This volume in the series on crop management covers various aspects of quality loss of fruits and vegetables and the different treatments to be assessed to curb this wastage. For the most part, the chapters deal with interactions between pre- or postharvest treatments and quality performance for a wide variety of food crops. This book provides information on the recent methods, techniques or treatments which are more meaningful to scientists and other readers as also the techniques of their application. The book highlights the achievements related to minimizing the quality loss by providing information on control of diseases or disorders during the growth and handling stages."

Indian Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology

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Color Atlas of Postharvest Quality of Fruits and Vegetables

Author : Maria Cecilia do Nascimento Nunes
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The effects of time and temperature on the postharvest quality offruits and vegetables are visually depicted in the Color Atlasof Postharvest Quality of Fruits and Vegetables. Throughhundreds of vibrant color photographs, this unique resourceillustrates how the appearance (e.g., color, shape, defects andinjuries) of fruits and vegetables changes throughout theirpostharvest life and how storage temperature greatly contributes tocritical quality changes. The book’s extensive coverage describes 37 differentfruits and vegetables from different groups that were stored atfive specific temperatures and photographed daily after specifiedelapsed periods of time. Individual fruits and vegetables from the following groups arecovered: subtropical and tropical fruits pome and stone fruits soft fruits and berries cucurbitaceae solanaceous and other fruit vegetables legumes and brassicas stem, leaf and other vegetable and alliums Information is provided about each individual fruit/vegetablesuch as characteristics, quality criteria and composition;recommendations for storage, transport and retail; and effects oftemperature on the visual and compositional quality of eachindividual fruit or vegetable, associated with photos of theappearance at particular times and temperatures. This visualdocumentation shows how important is to handle fruits andvegetables at the right temperature and what happens if therecommendations are not followed. Also shown is the importance ofthe initial harvest quality of the fruit/vegetable and the expectedshelf life as a function of quality at harvest, storage temperatureand storage time. The Color Atlas of Postharvest Quality of Fruits andVegetables will appeal to a diverse group of food industryprofessionals in the areas of processing, distribution, retail,quality control, packaging, temperature control (refrigeratedfacilities or equipment) and marketing as a reference tool and toestablish marketing priority criteria. Academic and scientificprofessionals in the area of postharvest physiology and technology,food science and nutrition can also use the book as a referenceeither for their study or in class to help students to visualizechanges in the appearance of fruit/vegetables as a function oftime/temperature.

Plant Pathology

Author : R. S. Mehrotra
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Potatoes Postharvest

Author : Bob Pringle
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A wider understanding of potato postharvest practices is needed to improve working relations between growers, agronomists, pathologists and crop store managers. The authors provide a comprehensive examination of international potato production and discuss how potatoes are managed postharvest, the underlying science behind practices and the influences that can affect final quality. Chapters describe potato physiology, harvesting techniques and loading procedures as well as optimum storage conditions and store management. Aspects such as store and packhouse design, ventilation and environmental control, seed storage, grading equipment and quality assurance are considered in detail. Potatoes Postharvest will guide professionals, academics and advanced students interested in potato production from physiology and pathology to storage and packing.