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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

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

 

I. GENERAL REFERENCES
   
II. POSTHARVEST PHYSIOLOGY OF HORTICULTURAL COMMODITIES
  A. GENERAL REVIEWS
  B. FRUIT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
  C. FRUIT MATURATION, RIPENING AND SENESCENCE
  D. RESPIRATION
  E. ETHYLENE AND 1-METHYLCYCLOPROPENE (1-MCP)
  F. RESPONSES TO LIGHT
   
III. COMMODITY REQUIREMENTS: TEMPERATURE & RELATIVE HUMIDITY
   
IV. PHYSIOLOGICAL DISORDERS
   
V. SUPPLEMENTS TO TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT
  A. MODIFIED/CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES
  B. HYPOBARIC STORAGE
  C. GROWTH REGULATORS
  D. IRRADIATION
   
VI. COMPOSITION AND NUTRITIVE VALUE
  A. GENERAL REFERENCES
  B. CARBOHYDRATES
  C. ORGANIC ACIDS
  D. PECTIC SUBSTANCES
  E. AMINO ACIDS, PROTEINS & ENZYMES
  F. LIPIDS AND FATTY ACIDS
  G. PIGMENTS
  H. PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS
  I. VOLATILE AND FLAVOR COMPOUNDS
  J. VITAMINS
  K. MINERALS
   
VII. QUALITY AND QUALITY EVALUATION
  A. GENERAL REFERENCES
  B. SENSORY EVALUATION
  C. COLOR AND GLOSS
  D. TEXTURE
  E. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OTHER THAN TEXTURE
   
VIII. METHODS
  A. GENERAL REFERENCES
  B. CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
  C. GAS ANALYSIS & GAS MIXING
  D. PHYSICAL METHODS
   
IX. POSTHARVEST HANDLING OF HORTICULTURAL COMMODITIES
  A. GENERAL REFERENCES
  B. HARVESTING
  C. SORTING, GRADING & STANDARDIZATION
  D. EDIBLE COATINGS AND FILM WRAPPING
  E. PACKING & PACKAGES
  F. COOLING
  G. TRANSPORTATION
  H. HANDLING AT WHOLESALE
  I. HANDLING AT RETAIL AND FOOD SERVICE OPERATIONS
  J. MARKETING
  K. PROCESSING
   
X. STORAGE: STRUCTURE AND PROCEDURES
   
XI. POSTHARVEST PHYSIOLOGY AND HANDLING OF SPECIFIC COMMODITIES
  A. FRUITS - Temperate Zone
  1. General references
  2. Cherries
  3. Grapes
  4. Pome fruits
  5. Soft Fruits
  6. Stone Fruits other than cherries
  7. Nuts
   
  B.  FRUITS - Tropical & Subtropical
  1.   General references
  2.   Avocado
  3.   Bananas and Plantains
  4.   Breadfruit
  5.   Cactus pear (prickly pear)
  6.   Carambola
  7.   Cherimoya and atemoya
  8.   Citrus fruits
  9.   Coconuts
  10. Dates
  11. Dragon Fruit (Pitaya)
  12. Durian
  13. Feijoa
  14. Fig
  15. Guava
  16. Jujube
  17. Kiwifruit
  18. Longan
  19. Loquat
  20. Lychee
  21. Mango
  22. Mangosteen
  23. Olives
  24. Papaya
  25. Passion Fruit
  26. Pepino
  27. Persimmons
  28. Pineapples
  29. Pomegranate
  30. Rambutan
  31. Sapota
  32. Soursop
  33. Tamarind
  34. Other Fruits
   
  C.   VEGETABLES
  1.   General References
  2.   Asparagus
  3.   Carrots
  4.   Cole Crops
  5.   Cucurbits
  6.   Lettuce
  7.   Mushrooms
  8.   Onions and garlic
  9.   Peas and beans
  10. Peppers
  11. Potatoes
  12. Spinach
  13. Sweet corn
  14. Sweet potatoes
  15. Tomatoes
  16. Tropical root crops
   
  D. FRESH-CUT (MINIMALLY PROCESSED) FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
   
  E. HERBS AND SPICES
   
  E. CUT FLOWERS, ORNAMENTALS, NURSERY STOCK & TRANSPLANTS
   
XII. POSTHARVEST PATHOLOGY
   
XIII. POSTHARVEST ENTOMOLOGY
   
XIV. POSTHARVEST LOSSES
   
 XV.  PRODUCE SAFETY
   A. MICROBIOLOGICAL
   B. TOXICOLOGICAL
   C. PESTICIDES
   
XVI. LOW-INPUT/SMALL SCALE POSTHARVEST HANDLING SYSTEMS
   
XVII. RESEARCH AND EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

 

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