By R Pringle, Scottish Agricultural College, UK, C Bishop, Writtle College, UK, R Clayton, The British Potato Council, UK
A wider understanding of potato postharvest practices is needed to improve working relations between growers, agronomists, pathologists and crop store managers. Providing a comprehensive examination of international potato production, this book identifies which storage systems suit particular climatic zones as well as considering interactions between crop microclimate, dehydration, crop cooling, condensation and disease development. Potatoes Postharvest will guide the reader through the activities following harvest from store loading, store management, and grading to packaging and dispatch.
Horticulture, crop science, agricultural engineering.
1. Physiology 2. Harvesting and store loading systems 3. Store climate 4. Disease control in store 5. Store design and structure 6. Store ventilation 7. Store refrigeration 8. Store environment control 9. Store management 10. Seed grading and preparation for planting 11. Packhouse and processing facilities 12. Quality assurance 13. Marketing and costs
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