Definitive Handbook of Postharvest Technology
from C.H.I.P.S.

Crop Post-Harvest
Science and Technology
Volume 1: Principles and Practice
edited by Peter Golob
Graham Farrell
and John E. Orchard

This essential handbook is the first in a three-volume series which covers all factors affecting post-harvest quality of all major fruits, vegetables, cereals and other crops.

Compiled by members of the world-renowned Natural Resources Institute at the University of Greenwich, Chatham, UK, the comprehensive contents of this landmark publication encourage interactions between each sector of the agricultural community in order to improve food security, food safety and food quality in today’s global atmosphere.

Through the carefully compiled and edited chapters, internationally respected authors discuss ways to improve harvest yield and quality, drawing on their many years’ practical experience and the latest research findings, applications and methodologies.

Subjects covered include:

  • an introduction to the systems used in post-harvest agricultural processes
  • physical and biological factors affecting post-harvest commodities
  • storage issues
  • pest management
  • food processing and preservation
  • food systems
  • the latest research and assimilation of this work
  • current trade and international agreements

    An invaluable glossary showing important pests, pathogens and plants is also included.

    Crop Post-Harvest: Science and Technology Volume 1: Principles and Practice is a must-have reference book which offers the reader an overview of the globalisation of post-harvest science, technology, economics, and the development of the storage and handling of perishable and durable products.

    Volumes 2 and 3 will go on to explore durables and perishables individually in more detail, with many case studies taken from around the globe.


    1. Post-harvest systems in agriculture
    2. Biology of plant commodities
    3. Physical factors in post-harvest quality
    4. Biological factors in post-harvest quality
    5. Technology and management of storage
    6. Pest management
    7. Remedial treatments in pest management
    8. Food processing and preservation
    9. Food systems
    10. Applied research and dissemination
    11. Trade and international agreements

    Annex A: Table of common and Latin names of pests, with commodities attacked
    Annex B: Table of common and Latin names of pathogens, with commodities attacked
    Annex C: Table of common and Latin names of plants

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    Science and Technology
    Volume 1: Principles and Practice
    edited by Peter Golob

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