Preharvest Modulation Of Postharvest Fruit And Vegetable Quality by Mohammed Wasim SiddiquiPreharvest Modulation Of Postharvest Fruit And Vegetable Quality by Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui

Preharvest Modulation Of Postharvest Fruit And Vegetable Quality

byMohammed Wasim Siddiqui

Paperback | July 17, 2017

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Preharvest Modulation of Postharvest Fruit and Vegetable Qualityis the first book to focus on the potential yield quality, quantity and safety benefits of intervention during growth. Of the many factors responsible for overall quality of produce, about 70 percent comes from pre-harvest conditions. Written by an international team of experts, this book presents the key opportunities and challenges of pre-harvest interventions. From selecting the most appropriate growing scenario, to treating plants during the maturation process, to evaluating for quality factors to determine appropriate interventions, this book provides an integrated look at maximizing crop yield through preventative means.

In fact, with the very best of postharvest knowledge and technologies available, the best that can be achieved is a reduction in the rate at which products deteriorate as they progress through their normal developmental pattern of maturation, ripening and senescence. Therefore, it is very important to understand what pre-harvest factors influence the many important harvest quality attributes that affect the rate of postharvest deterioration and, subsequently, the consumers decision to purchase the product in the marketplace.



  • Presents the important pre-harvest factors that influence harvest quality
  • Includes up-to-date information on pre-harvest factors that modulate post-harvest biology
  • Identifies potential methodologies and technologies to enhance pre-harvest interventions
Dr. Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui is an Assistant Professor and Scientist in the Department of Food Science and Post-Harvest Technology, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, India and author or co-author of 30 peer reviewed journal articles, 18 book chapters, and 18 conference papers. He has five books (four edited and one authored) books ...
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Title:Preharvest Modulation Of Postharvest Fruit And Vegetable QualityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:498 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 17, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128098074

ISBN - 13:9780128098073

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Table of Contents

1. Postharvest quality of fruits and vegetables: an overview 2. Fruit maturity, harvesting and quality standards 3. Effect of elicitors on the nutritional and sensorial quality of fruits and vegetables 4. Sensors for quality assessment for fruits and vegetables 5. Fruit maturity: a determining factor for postharvest quality 6. Fruit cuticle: importance in postharvest quality 7. Influence of preharvest photo-selective shade nettings on postharvest quality of vegetates 8. Genotypic/varietal factor determining postharvest quality 9. Role of macro and micro nutrients influencing postharvest quality 10. Pre and Postharvest treatments affecting sensory and aroma of fresh and fresh cut products 11. Water management influencing postharvest quality of fruits and vegetables 12. Root-stocks for improved postharvest quality of fruits: Recent advances 13. Pre-harvest fruit bagging for improved postharvest quality 14. Pre-harvest sprays affecting shelf life and storage potential of fruits 15. Training and pruning for improved postharvest quality of fruits 16. Role of LED for improved postharvest quality of fruits and vegetables 17. Alleviation of chilling injury in fruits using pre-harvest treatments 18. Pre-harvest sprays controlling postharvest diseases 19. Pre-harvest approaches to control insect infestation in fruits and vegetables 20. Fruits cracking: importance, causes, and remedies 21. Genetic engineering to improve shelf and related postharvest traits in fruits and vegetables 22. Advances in harvesting aids of fruits and vegetables 23. Weather variables affecting postharvest quality fruits and vegetables