|Name||Kader, Adel A. (1941-2012)|
|Education||Ph.D.(1966), Plant Physiology, University of California at Davis|
|Specialty||Postharvest biology and technology of fruits and nuts.|
|Location||2049 Wickson Hall|
|Bio||Adel Kader was an Emeritus Professor and Extension Specialist of Postharvest Physiology in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of California at Davis. Dr. Kader's activities included mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral researches, participation in teaching several courses on postharvest physiology and technology of horticultural crops and extension of information to producers, handlers, and consumers. He published more than 230 technical publications and edited and co-authored a book on Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops. He served as a consultant on strategies for maintaining quality and reducing postharvest losses of horticultural perishables both within the U.S. and in many other countries, including Chile, China, Egypt, Ghana, India, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Thailand, and Philippines. He also served as a member of the Editorial Boards of several scientific journals, the Scientific Advisory Council of the World Food Logistics Organization, the Research Advisory Board of the Produce for Better Health Foundation, and currently chairs the Board of the California Citrus Quality Council and is a Board member of the Postharvest Education Foundation. Dr. Kader received awards for outstanding teaching in 1989 and for distinguished graduate mentoring in 2003 from the University of California at Davis and for best research publications in 1978 and 1980 from the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS). He was elected a fellow of ASHS in 1986, President-elect in 1995, President in 1996, and Chairman of the Board of Directors in 1997. He was selected as the Outstanding Horticulturist of 1997 by the Horticultural Research Center at Laval University, Quebec, Canada. In October, 2000 Dr. Kader received the “Award of Distinction” from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the “Alumni Citation for Excellence” from the Cal Aggie Alumni Association at UCDavis. In April, 2010 he received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Cartagena in Spain. Since his retirement in July, 2007, Dr. Kader has continued to contribute to the Postharvest Technology Center’s website and to give a few lectures in the Center’s educational programs. He also continues to be involved in international efforts to reduce postharvest food losses and waste.|
Kader, A.A. (editor). 2002 Postharvest technology of horticultural crops. Third edition. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Publication 3311, 535p.
Kader, A.A. 2002. Fruits in the global market. p. 1-16, in: M. Knee (editor). Fruit quality and its biological basis. Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield, UK.
Kader, A.A. 2002. Quality parameters of fresh-cut fruit and vegetable products. p. 11-20, in: O. Lamikarra (editor). Fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
Kitinoja, L. and A.A. Kader. 2002. Small-scale postharvest handling practices: A manual for horticultural crops (4th edition). Univ. Calif. Postharvest Horticulture Series No. 8E, 260pp. (translated into ten languages)
Kader, A.A. 2003. A perspective on postharvest horticulture (1978-2003). HortScience 38:1004-1008.
Defilippi, B.G., A.M. Dandekar, and A.A. Kader. 2004. Impact of suppression of ethylene action or biosynthesis on flavor metabolites in apple (Malus domestica Brokh) fruits. J. Agric. Food Chem. 52: 5694-5701.
Kader, A.A. and D.M.Barrett. 2005. Classification, composition of fruits, and postharvest maintenance of quality. P. 3-22, in: Barrett, D.M. et al (eds). Processing fruits., second edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
Kader,A.A. 2005. Postharvest handling. P 379-407, in: Preece,J.E. and P.E.Reed. The biology of horticulture, second edition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ.
Gil, M.I., Aguayo, E., and Kader, A.A. 2006. Quality changes and nutrient retention in fresh-cut versus whole fruits during storage. J. Agric. Food Chem. 54: 4284-4296.
Vilas-Boas, E.V. and A.A.Kader. 2007. Effect of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) on softening of fresh-cut kiwifruit, mango and persimmon slices. Postharv. Biol. Technol. 43:238-244.
Kader, A.A. 2008. Perspective: Flavor quality of fruits and vegetables. J. Sci. Food Agric. 88: 1863-1868.
Gil, M.I. and A.A. Kader. 2008. Fresh-cut fruit and vegetables. P. 475-504, in: Tomas-Barberan, F. and M.I.Gil (editors). Improving the health-promoting properties of fruit and vegetable products. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA.
Kader, A.A. and A.M. Hussein. 2009. Harvesting and postharvest handling of dates. ICARDA, Aleppo, Syria, 15 pp. (in Arabic and English).
Kader, A.A. 2010. Handling of horticultural perishables in developing vs. developed countries. Acta Hort. 877:121-126.
Kitinoja,L., S. Saran, S.K. Roy, and A.A. Kader.2011. Postharvest technology for developing countries: challenges and opportunities in research, outreach and advocacy. J. Sci. Food Agric. 91:597-603.
|Campus||UC Davis Faculty|