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Cover for Pre-storage treatments.

This chapter focuses on the various treatments applied to various fruit, vegetable and root crops prior to controlled atmosphere storage or modified atmosphere packaging, such as high temperature, irradiation, hydrogen fumigation, waxing and polishing, use of carboxymethylcellulose to extend...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biofilm formation on plant surfaces by rhizobacteria: impact on plant growth and ecological significance.

Microorganisms have historically been studied as planktonic or free-swimming cells, but most exist as sessile communities attached to surfaces, in multicellular assemblies known as biofilms. Biofilms on plant surfaces are of great importance to plant health. Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria...

Author(s)
Altaf, M. M.; Ahmad, I.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for PGPR: a good step to control several of plant pathogens.

This chapter discusses the potential of PGPRs in protecting several crops such as cereals, vegetables, legumes and others from infection by different diseases caused by viruses, fungi, bacteria, phytoplasmas, nematodes and parasitic weeds, as well as ones caused by nutrient deficiencies. Though...

Author(s)
Al-Ani, L. K. T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cost and benefits of control measures: food traceability.

This chapter examines the costs and benefits of implementing the 24-hour traceability rule by examining the development of the California Leafy Green Marketing Agreement. The LGMA was officially formed in September 2007 in response to the 2006 Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak associated with...

Author(s)
Wolf-Hall, C.; Nganje, W.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644806)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Grafting as agrotechnology for reducing disease damage.

Louws et al. (2010) summarized concurrent literature on the use of grafting technology to manage diseases (fungal, bacterial and viral), pests (including nematodes) and weeds in vegetable production, and provided up-to-date information on disease cycles, complementary disease-management practices,...

Author(s)
Cohen, R.; Dombrovsky, A.; Louws, F. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648972)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Resistance of cabbage loopers to Btk in a greenhouse setting: occurrence, spread and management.

Resistance to the microbial insecticide Btk occurred in a number of laboratory populations of Lepidoptera before it was discovered in field populations. Therefore, it is not surprising that cabbage loopers (Trichoplusia ni) in semi-contained vegetable greenhouses were among the first examples of...

Author(s)
Janmaat, A.; Franklin, M.; Myers, J. H.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644370)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pathology.

This chapter focuses on the various postharvest diseases affecting the postharvest quality of fruits and vegetables. Information on the infection process of major postharvest decay fungi, i.e. Alternaria, Aspergillus, Botrytis, Fusarium, Geotrichum, Monilinia, Penicillium, Rhizopus and Sclerotinia...

Author(s)
Wills, R. B. H.; Golding, J. B.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391483)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Power of bifidobacteria in food applications for health promotion.

Bifidobacteria are the predominant bacteria in the normal intestinal biota of healthy breast-fed newborns (more than 95% of the total bacterial population), and represent approximately 20% of the microbiota in the gastrointestinal tract of adults. Nowadays, these bacteria are the second most...

Author(s)
Nguyen, Q. D.; Kun, S.; Bujna, E.; Havas, P.; Hoschke, Á.; Rezessy-Szabó, J. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diseases of temperate horticultural plants.

This book contains 25 chapters focusing on the various diseases of temperate fruit crops, vegetables, ornamentals and grasses, their characteristic symptoms and their causal agents (fungi, bacteria and viruses). The various measures used in the control of these pathogens are also presented.

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.; Fox, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937737)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological approaches for control of human pathogens on produce.

This chapter discusses the potential use of microbial agents (i.e., lactic acid bacteria, fluorescent pseudomonads, bacteriophages, yeasts) in the biological control of foodborne pathogens on fresh and fresh-cut produce, including those found in vegetables, sprouts and fruits.

Author(s)
Fett, W. F.; Liao, C. H.; Annous, B. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937690)
Type
Book chapter

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