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 Title Postharvest- An introduction to the physiology and handling of fruit, vegetables and ornamentals. Fifth edition
 Author/Editor Wills, R.B.H., W.B. McGlasson, D. Graham, and D.C. Joyce
 Additional Information

CAB International, Wallingford, UK  227 pp.  ISBN 978 1 84593 227 5


 Review Similar to previous editions, the fifth edition of this book is  organized into the following chapters: Introduction, Structure and Composition, Physiology and Biochemistry, Effects of Temperature, Water Loss and Humidity, Storage Atmosphere, Technology of Storage, Physiological Disorders, Pathology, Evaluation and Management of Quality, Preparation for Market, Packaging, and Commodity Storage Recommendations. The authors have updated the information in all chapters and added information about postharvest handling of organic produce. This book is not only an excellent textbook for an introductory course in Postharvest Horticulture, but also a very useful handbook for postharvest technologists and produce handlers.

 Date 2007
 Reviewed By Adel Kader


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