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Potatoes Postharvest

Potatoes Postharvest

By R Pringle, Scottish Agricultural College, UK, C Bishop, Writtle College, UK, R Clayton, The British Potato Council, UK

February 2009 / Hardback / 448 Pages / 9780851995021 £105.00 / €135.00 / $199.95
With 10% online discount: £94.50 / €121.50 / $179.96
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Main Description

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.

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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