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Postharvest Decay

Control Strategies

Written by a diverse group of research professionals, Postharvest Decay: Control Strategies is aimed at a wide audience, including researchers involved in the study of postharvest handling of agricultural commodities, and undergraduate and graduate students researching postharvest topics. Growers, managers, and operators working at packinghouses and storage, retail, and wholesale facilities can also benefit from this book. The information in this book covers a wide range of topics related to selected fungi, such as taxonomy, infection processes, economic importance, causes of infection, the influence of pre-harvest agronomic practices and the environment, the effect of handling operations, and the strategic controls for each host-pathogen, including traditional and non-traditional alternatives.


Scientists, Postharvest physiologists and technologists across the disciplines of agricultural engineering, food sciences, and horticulture agricultural economics; students, operators, managers, exporters and importers dealing with postharvest issues

Hardbound, 394 Pages

Published: May 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-411552-1


  • 1. Rhizopus stolonifer (soft rot)
      Silvia Bautista-Banos, Elsa Bosquez-Molina, and Laura L. Barrera-Necha

    2. Penicillium digitatum, Penicillium italicum in citrus fruit (green mold, blue mold)
      Lluís Palou

    3. Crown rot disease of bananas
      Ludivine Lassois and Luc de Lapeyre de Bellaire

    4. Botrytis cinerea (gray mold)
      Gianfranco Romanazzi and Erica Feliziani

    5. Alternaria alternata (black rot, black spot)
     Rosalba Troncoso Rojas and Martin Ernesto Tiznado-Hernandez

    6. Penicillium expansum (blue mold)
      Deena Errampalli

    7. Monilinia fructicola, Monilinia laxa (Monilinia rot, brown rot)
      Camilla Martini and Marta Mari

    8. Aspergillus sp.
      Maribel Plascencia-Jatomea, Maria Susana Yepiz Gomez, and John Martin Velez Haro

    9. Thielaviopsis paradoxa, Thielaviopsis basicola (black rot, black root rot)
      Ilmi Ganga Namali Hewajulige and R.L.C. Wijesundera

    10. Lasiodiplodia theobromae in citrus fruit (Diplodia stem-end rot)
      Jiuxu Zhang

    11. Colletotrichum gloeosporioides (anthracnose)
      Yasmeen Siddiqui and Asgar Ali


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