Postharvest Decay

1st Edition

Control Strategies

Editors: Silvia Bautista-Baños
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124115521
eBook ISBN: 9780124115682
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 23rd May 2014
Page Count: 394
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Description

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.

Key Features

  • Includes eleven postharvest fungi causing serious rots in numerous fruits and vegetables
  • Offers selected microorganisms including pathogens of commercially important tropical, subtropical and temperate crops worldwide, such as tomatoes, pears, apples, peaches, citrus, banana, papaya, and mango, among others
  • Presents content developed by recognized and experienced high-level scientists, working in the postharvest pathology area worldwide
  • Provides basic information about each fungus, pre- and postharvest factors that contribute to infection and control measurements, including the use of chemicals and non-traditional methods

Readership

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

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • List of Contributors
  • Chapter 1. Rhizopus stolonifer (Soft Rot)
    • Overall Importance of the Fungus
    • Taxonomy and Morphology
    • Biology of the R. Stolonifer Infection Process
    • Environmental and Agronomic Factors Favoring R. Stolonifer Infection
    • Postharvest Factors Favoring R. Stolonifer Infection
    • Control
    • Concluding Remarks
  • Chapter 2. Penicillium digitatum, Penicillium italicum (Green Mold, Blue Mold)
    • Overall Importance of Fungi
    • Taxonomy, Morphology and Genomics
    • Biology of Penicillium Digitatum and P. Italicum Infection Process
    • Postharvest Factors Influencing Penicillium Digitatum and P. Italicum Infection
    • Control
    • Concluding Remarks
  • Chapter 3. Crown Rot Disease of Bananas
    • Overall Importance of the Disease
    • Taxonomy and Morphology
    • Biology of Crown rot Infection Process
    • Preharvest Factors Favoring Crown Rot Disease
    • Postharvest Factors Favoring Crown Rot Disease
    • Control Methods and Alternatives to Chemical Control
    • Concluding Remarks
  • Chapter 4. Botrytis cinerea (Gray Mold)
    • Overall Importance of the Fungus
    • Taxonomy
    • Morphology
    • Biology of Botrytis Cinerea Infection Process
    • Agronomic and Environmental Factors Influencing Botrytis Cinerea Infection
    • Postharvest Factors Favoring Botrytis Cinerea Infection
    • Control
    • Concluding Remarks
  • Chapter 5. Alternaria alternata (Black Rot, Black Spot)
    • Overall Importance of the Fungus
    • Taxonomy and Morphology
    • Biology of A. Alternata Infection Process
    • Agronomic and Environmental Factors Favoring A. Alternata Infection
    • Postharvest Factors Favoring A. Alternata Infection
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Details

No. of pages:
394
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780124115682
Hardcover ISBN:
9780124115521
Paperback ISBN:
9780128101469

About the Editor

Silvia Bautista-Baños

BSc. in Agronomy. Autonomous Metropolitan University. MSc. in Tropical Fruit Production. National School of Fruit Production. PhD in Plant Sciences. Massey University. Research interest in control of postharvest microorganisms in horticultural commodities and edible flowers by mean of sustainable alternatives.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer and Research Scientist, Postharvest Plant Pathology and Physiology, Centre of Biotic Products, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico

Reviews

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.