Now established worldwide as the standard guide to the recognition and understanding of the causes of deterioration in temperate and tropical fruits and vegetables, these superbly illustrated full-colour volumes deal clearly, concisely and systematically with each of the main diseases and disorders, emphasising those of importance to international trade.
Diseases are broken down into four sections: occurrence, symptoms, biology, and control. The introductory section illustrates the diseases and disorders and the agents of those diseases. Students of plant pathology will find the technical explanations clear and the quantity of colour photographs an added benefit. Anyone involved in the commercial production, shipping, import, or marketing of fruit will find this book valuable.
1. Nature and causes of post-harvest deterioration: Investigation of
Post-harvest physiology of fruits and vegetables. Structure and function;
Maturation, ripening and senescence. Nature of Post-Harvest
Physiological change; Physical damage; Chemical injury: Pathological
Factors Influencing Post-Harvest Deterioration: Pre-harvest factors;
Harvesting and handling techniques; Conditions during storage; Conditions
during transport. Aspects of Forensic Plant Pathology: Cargo surveys and
the interpretation of evidence; Identification of diseases and disorders.
Classification of Disorders: Nutritional disorders: Nutritional disorders;
Respiratory disorders; Temperature disorders; Miscellaneous disorders.
Classification of Diseases and Disease Organisms: Type of disease; Agents
disease. 2. Citrus Fruits: Oranges; Mandarins; Grapefruits; Lemons;
3. Miscellaneous Tropical and Subtropical Fruits: Avocados; Bananas;
Litchis; Mangoes; Papayas; Passion fruits; Persimmons; Pineapple;
Pomegranates; Sour sops and Sweets sops; Other tropical and subtropical
ts. 4. Pome Fruits: Apples and Pears. 5. Stone Fruits: Peaches;
Nectarines; Apricots; Plums and Cherries. 6. Soft Fruits and Berry
Strawberries and Raspberries; Blueberries; Cranberries; Currants and
Gooseberries; Grapes; Kiwi fruits. 7. Melons and Watermelons.