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Selected Postharvest References

POSTHARVEST HANDLING AND PHYSIOLOGY OF HORTICULTURAL CROPS: A LIST OF SELECTED REFERENCES

Adel A. Kader, Leonard L. Morris, and Marita I. Cantwell

Department of Plant Sciences
University of California, Davis, CA 95616

Preface

This list is prepared as a possible aid to research and extension workers, teachers, and students interested in the general area of postharvest horticulture. It is also expected to be useful to those in industry and to reference librarians. It should serve as a starting point for the development of background information on harvesting, handling and storage of horticultural commodities and on their physiology, composition and quality.

The references are classified into 16 sections of subject matter. Arrangement within each section is by author; enumeration of the citations is by section. Each citation was arbitrarily placed under a given section but is cross-referenced under additional sections.

Originally published in 1974, then revised every few years this document includes published literature up to 2014. The titles included represent a somewhat arbitrary selection with emphasis on relatively current publications in English.  Useful and important citations may have been overlooked.  We would appreciate information concerning errors or omissions, please send them to postharvest@ucdavis.edu.

Acknowledgements

We wish to express our appreciation to the many individuals who reviewed the list and made useful suggestions, especially our colleagues in the UC Postharvest Group.  Special thanks are due Kristy Geer, Simone Hill, Kathy Keeter and Mary Kate Sleeper for typing the manuscript, Simone Hill for proofreading the list, and Pamela Moyer for her assistance in library search and proofreading the list, and to EmmaLee Branch for integrating 2001-2011 addendums, researching hyperlinks to articles and formatting, and Katherin Mendoza for integrating the 2011-2012 addendum, and researching and adding in 2011-2012 articles from the Postharvest Library.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

01. General References

02. POSTHARVEST PHYSIOLOGY OF HORTICULTURAL COMMODITIES

03. COMMODITY REQUIREMENTS: TEMPERATURE & RELATIVE HUMIDITY

04. PHYSIOLOGICAL DISORDERS

05. SUPPLEMENTS TO TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT

06. COMPOSITION AND NUTRITIVE VALUE

07. QUALITY AND QUALITY EVALUATION

08. METHODS

09. POSTHARVEST HANDLING OF HORTICULTURAL COMMODITIES

10. STORAGE: STRUCTURE AND PROCEDURES

11. POSTHARVEST PHYSIOLOGY AND HANDLING OF SPECIFIC COMMODITIES

12. POSTHARVEST PATHOLOGY

13. POSTHARVEST ENTOMOLOGY

14. POSTHARVEST LOSSES

15. PRODUCE SAFETY

16. LOW-INPUT/SMALL SCALE POSTHARVEST HANDLING SYSTEMS

17. RESEARCH AND EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

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