ISBN 9788123904832,Postharvest : An Introduction To The Physiology And Handling Of Fruit And Vegetables

Postharvest : An Introduction To The Physiology And Handling Of Fruit And Vegetables






Publication Year 1996

ISBN 9788123904832

ISBN-10 8123904835

Hard Back

Number of Pages 174 Pages
Language (English)

Medicine: general issues

This book is the outcome of the preparations for that course and the perceived absence of a contemporary introductory textbook in this area. Topics include structure and composition of plant parts that are consumed in the fresh state their physiology and biochemistry storage temperature humidity and water loss modified and controlled atmospheres postharvest disorders and diseases quality evaluation packaging and requirements in the design and operation of cool stores. The text is intended for use in tertiary courses at technical colleges and universities and as a useful guide for individuals who may be employed as technologists by farming companies transport organizations and retailing organizations for packing house managers cool storage operators nutritionists and advisers to governments. It should also be of value to the concerned consumer. The need for such a book has been amply demonstrated by the considerable international demand from teaching institutions and both governmental and commercial organizations. Readers have reported general satisfaction with its format and organization and as a consequence in this latest edition the original format has been retained but of course new information has been incorporated in line with the latest available research. The reading lists at the end of chapters have also been expanded and in some cases complementary sources cited as it is realized that not all readers will have access to well-stocked libraries