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CAB Reviews

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This brief overview considers fresh produce postharvest technologies in the context of their management. Five principal 'take home' messages are offered for consideration. These are to adopt novel technologies (such as 1-methylcyclopropene), to optimize existing protocols (such as storage...

Author(s)
Joyce, D.; Li JianRong
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Postharvest News and Information, 2002, 13, 4, pp 24N-28N

The first section discusses available fruit and vegetable products and their export from China. Fruit and vegetable postharvest handling systems that include grading, packaging, precooling, storage and transport after harvest in China are also commented upon. The second section discusses the...

Author(s)
Li JianRong; Wang XiangYang
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Postharvest News and Information, 2002, 13, 4, pp 34N-35N

This paper briefly describes the geographic and economic positions, climate, area and population of CiXi, Zhejiang, China. The development of the city is discussed, as well as its agricultural industry.

Author(s)
Mao XueChang; Li JianRong
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Postharvest News and Information, 2002, 13, 4, pp 36N-37N

This paper discusses the production, trade and processing of fruits and vegetables in CiXi City, Zhejiang, China. The main fruits cultivated in CiXi include the red bay berry (Myrica rubra), peaches, grapes and oranges, and the main vegetables produced include the leaf mustard [Brassica juncea],...

Author(s)
Li JianRong; Chen YiPing
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Postharvest News and Information, 2002, 13, 4, pp 38N

Author(s)
Li JianRong
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Postharvest News and Information, 2002, 13, 4, pp 39N

This paper gives a short overview of production, trade, postharvest treatment and processing of red bay berry (Myrica rubra) in CiXi City, Zhejiang, China.

Author(s)
Li JianRong; Chen YiPing
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Postharvest News and Information, 2002, 13, 4, pp 40N

The developmental physiology of red bay berry (Myrica rubra) was investigated. Fruit size and red bay berry weight were monitored up to harvest. Both parameters continued to increase until the fruit became fully coloured. Red bay berry firmness reduced sharply at the beginning of fruit colouration. ...

Author(s)
Li JianRong; Wang XiangYang; Joyce, D.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Postharvest News and Information, 2002, 13, 4, pp 41N-44N

A study was carried out on the injury of red bay berry (Myrica rubra; harvested from CiXi City, Zhejiang, China) at different stages of transport. To compare the injury levels, electrolyte leakage from the fruits were measured during harvest in the hills, arrival at the base of the hills, after...

Author(s)
Wang XiangYang; Li JianRong; Yang XinHui; Joyce, D.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Postharvest News and Information, 2002, 13, 4, pp 45N-48N

Spoilage of most fruits results from their natural pathogens, the fungi. The resistance of red bay berry (Myrica rubra) to fungi is very poor. Fungi that cause spoilage were isolated from the berry. Koch's trials proved that 6 filamentous fungi cause disorders to varying degrees and are probably...

Author(s)
Li JianRong; Liang XinGle; Deng Gang; Joyce, D.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Postharvest News and Information, 2002, 13, 4, pp 49N-52N

The effect of preservation temperature, modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), coating and calcium treatment and dehydration and heat treatment was investigated on red bay berry (Myrica rubra), harvested from CiXi City, Zhejiang, China. The fruits were stored at 1.5, 10 and 20°C and at room...

Author(s)
Wang XiangYang; Li JianRong; Yang XinHui; Joyce, D.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Postharvest News and Information, 2002, 13, 4, pp 53N-56N