Postharvest Technology for Southeast Asian Perishable Crops (2nd Edition)

  • The most comprehensive reference or textbook on postharvest handling of tropical fruits, vegetables and florist crops
  • The only one of its kind in Southeast Asia
  • Written by well-known University of the Philippines (UP) postharvest scientists
  • Reviewed by postharvest scientists and practitioners in Southeast Asia, the USA, Canada and the Philippines

Thursday, September 10, 2009

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION
  • Overview of Postharvest Handling
II. BASIS OF POSTHARVEST HANDLING TECHNOLOGIES
  • Morphological Basis of Postharvest Technologies
  • Physico-chemical Basis of Postharvest Handling
  • Physical Properties of Fresh produce for Postharvest Technology Development
III. PREHARVEST AND HARVEST FACTORS AFFECTING POSTHARVEST
QUALITY

  • Preharvest Modifiers of Quality
  • Harvesting
IV. PACKAGING OPERATIONS, STRUCTURES AND EQUIPMENT
  • Trimming, Cleaning, and Removal of Excess Moisture
  • Curing
  • Waxing
  • Standardization, Grading and Inspection
  • Packaging
  • Ripening, Degreening and Color Adding
  • Establishment of a Packinghouse
  • Packinghouse Equipment and Handling Aids
V. MANAGEMENT OF PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT OF PRODUCE
  • Precooling
  • Fundamentals of Refrigeration
  • Refrigerated Transport and Storage
  • Transport
  • Supplements to Refrigeration
  • Alternatives to Refrigerated Transport and Storage
VI. POSTHARVEST PEST MANAGEMENT
  • Postharvest Insect Pest Suppression and Disinfestation
  • Postharvest Disease Control
VII. QUALITY ASSURANCE AND PREPARATION OF FRESH CUTS
  • Preparation and Handling of Fresh Cuts
  • Quality Assurance Program for Fresh Produce
VIII. POSTHARVEST SOCIO-ECONOMICS
  • Economic Viability of Postharvest Handling Operations and Technologies
  • Social Dimension of Postharvest Systems Improvement

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