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Postharvest : an introduction to the physiology & handling of fruit, vegetables & ornamentals

Author: R B H Wills
Publisher: Sydney, Australia : UNSW Press ; Cambridge, MA : CABI North American Office, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Postharvest.
Sydney : University of New South Wales Press ; Cambridge, MA : CABI, ©2007
(OCoLC)735408890
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R B H Wills
ISBN: 9781845932275 1845932277 9780868409801 0868409804
OCLC Number: 181335950
Description: x, 227 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Structure and composition --
Physiology and biochemistry --
Effects of temperature --
Water loss and humidity --
Storage atmosphere --
Technology of storage --
Physiological disorders --
Pathology --
Evaluation and management of quality --
Preparation for market --
Packaging --
Commodity storage recommendations --
Glossary of botanical names --
Further reading --
Index.
Responsibility: R.B.H. Wills [and others].

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