Fruit and Vegetables: Harvesting, Handling and Storage / Edition 2

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Overview

Fruits and vegetables, 2nd edition is essential reading for fruit and vegetable technologists, food scientists and food technologists, agricultural scientists, commercial growers, shippers and warehousing operatives and personnel within packaging companies. Researchers and upper level students in food science, food technology, plant and agricultural sciences will find a great deal of use within this landmark book. All libraries in research establishments and universities where these subjects are studied and taught should have copies readily available for users.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The coloured photography is the best I have ever seen,
The index and references are complete and extremely detailed - in fact, perfect.
The author has spent his entire life in agriculture for the benefit of others. A superb book."
Food & Beverage Reporter, April 2005

"It is indisputable that Fruit and Vegetables - Harvesting, Handling and Storage, second edition will be a very fitted and servicable book for those who are closely related to crop production and marketing."
International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 2006

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405106191
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Keith Thompson is Professor of Horticulture at Hamelmalo Agricultural College in Keren, Eritrea. Previously he had been Professor of Postharvest Technology, Cranfield University, UK; Team Leader, EU project at the Windward Islands Banana Development and Exporting Company; Principal Scientific Officer, Tropical Products Institute, London; Team Leader and Expert for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in the Sudan and Korea; Advisor to the Colombian Government in postharvest technology of fruit and vegetables; Research Fellow in Crop Science, University of the West Indies, Trinidad; Research Assistant, University of Leeds, UK. Also as a consultant and advisor in many countries for many international, government and private organizations.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Preharvest factors on postharvest life 1
2 Assessment of crop maturity 9
3 Harvesting and handling methods 19
4 Precooling 25
5 Packaging 31
6 Postharvest treatments 47
7 Storage 53
8 Disease control 71
9 Safety 80
10 Fruit ripening conditions 86
11 Marketing and transport 97
12 Postharvest technology of fruits and vegetables 115
App.: glossary of terms 371
References 373
Index 445
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