Crop Post-Harvest: Science and Technology
Volume 1: Principles and Practice
Edited by Peter Golob, Graham Farrell and John E Orchard
World-wide losses of crops, post-harvest, through microbialaction, pests, diseases and other types of spoilage amount tomillions of tons every year. This essential handbook is the firstin a three-volume series which covers all factors affectingpost-harvest quality of all major fruits, vegetables, cereals andother crops. Compiled by members of the world-renowned NaturalResources Institute at the University of Greenwich, Chatham, UK,the comprehensive contents of this landmark publication encourageinteractions between each sector of the agricultural community inorder to improve food security, food safety and food quality intoday’s global atmosphere.
Through the carefully compiled and edited chapters,internationally respected authors discuss ways to improve harvestyield and quality, drawing on their many years’ practicalexperience and the latest research findings, applications andmethodologies. Subjects covered include: an introduction to thesystems used in post-harvest agricultural processes, physical andbiological factors affecting post-harvest commodities, storageissues, pest management, food processing and preservation, foodsystems, the latest research and assimilation of this work, andcurrent trade and international agreements. An invaluable glossaryshowing important pests, pathogens and plants is alsoincluded.
Crop Post-Harvest: Science and Technology Volume 1: Principlesand Practice is a must-have reference book which offers the readeran overview of the globalisation of post-harvest science,technology, economics, and the development of the storage andhandling of perishable and durable products. Volumes 2 and 3 willgo on to explore durables and perishables individually in moredetail, with many case studies taken from around the globe.
This 3-volume work is the standard handbook and reference forall professionals involved in the harvesting, shipping, storage andprocessing of crops, including agricultural and plant scientists,food scientists and technologists, microbiologists, plantpathologists, entomologists and all post harvest, shipping andstorage consultants. Libraries in all universities and researchestablishments where these subjects are studied and taught shouldhave multiple copies on their shelves