Integrated View of Fruit & Vegetable Quality
This book focuses on quality of produce by addressing its various aspects. By applying a disciplinary perspective, we work toward an integrated view, placing papers in the broader context of the processes that are responsible for the supply of fresh produce. While a number of technical papers focus on factors affecting quality, policy issues are also discussed. Several papers link the market performance with the ability of the existing institutional structures to provide incentives to supply the optimal quality produce. The topics covered in this contributed volume address quality issues ranging from cultural practices to postharvest handling, retailing, and home consumption. Perspectives of horticulturists, agronomists, food scientists, engineers, and economists should be looked upon as a system applied to solve practical problems faced by scientists, the produce industry, and policy makers. The immediate benefit of this book is improved understanding of specific quality issues and marketing problems, while suggesting the need for a multidisciplinary approach for optimal solutions. This book is of interest to horticulturists, agronomists, food scientists, engineers, and economists, as well as the produce industry, and policy makers in food quality and safety.
- Hardback | 342 pages
- 149.86 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 725.74g
- 01 Dec 2000
- Technomic Publishing Co ,U.S.
- Technomic Publishing Co
- Lancaster, United States
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Table of contents
Foreword o Preface o ReviewersPRODUCTION ECONOMICS AND POSTHARVESTViticulture Economics in Turkey: An Assessment of Current Situation and Its Implications B. Ãetin and C. TÃ¼rkben; The Position and the Difficulties of Fruit Production in Hungary K. TakÃ¡cs-GyÃ¶rgy, I. TakÃ¡cs and T. Kassai; The Effect of Strawberry Variety and the Age of Plantation on the Yield Quality and Producer Price in Estonia R. VÃ¤rnik, K. Karp and V. Jullinen; Roles and Interactions of Business Links in Postharvest Chains S. E. Prussia and J. E. Werner INTERNAL CHANGES IN PRODUCE QUALITYEffects of Salinity, Nutrients and Spraying with CaCl 2 Solution on the Development of Calcium Deficiency in Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium (L.) Hoffm.) and Curled Parsley (Petroselinum crispum (Mill.) Nym. convar. Crispum) M. Kleemann; Effect of Light on Calcium Accumulation and Tipburn in Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium (L.) Hoffm.) M. Kleemann; Carrot Water Relations during Postharvest: Effects on Internal and External Product Quality W. B. Herppich, H. Mempel and M. Geyer; Enzyme Activity and Firmness in Tomatoes L. M. M. Tijskens and C. Van Dijk; Changes in Ascorbic Acid and Relation with Ascorbate Oxidase and Ascorbate Peroxidase in VineRipe or Ethylene Ripened Tomato Fruit G. Soto-Zamora, E. M. Yahia and M. Steta-Gandara; Characterization of Carotenoid Composition of Carrots Affected by "Light Root Syndrome" T. V. Suslow, J. Wu and G. Peiser; RuBP Carboxylase, Nitrate Reductase and Photosynthetic Activities in Citrus Leaves as Influenced by Light Intensities and Nitrogen Levels F. M. BasiounyEVALUATION OF QUALITYImportance of Product Color for Total Quality Management M. Schreiner, S. Huyskens-Keil, P. Peters, S. Widell, I. Schonhof and A. Krumbein; On-Line Near Infrared Quality Assessment of High Moisture Plant Products S. J. KaysCOOLING AND STORAGEEffect of Precooling and Storage Temperature on Postharvest Pitting Incidence of Citrus H. Dou and M. A. Ismail; The Use of Controlled Atmospheres at High Temperature to Control Fruit Flies (Anastrepha ludens and A. obliqua) and Their Effect on Mango Quality E. M. Yahia and D. Ortega-Zaleta; Ethylene Measurement and Control in Florida Citrus Degreening W. M. Miller, B. Nelson, R. Richard and M. A. IsmailSHELF LIFEChanges in Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity during Storage of Heat-Treated Fresh-Cut Broccoli, Kale and Peppers C. Y. WangCERTIFICATION AND SHIPPINGUsing Simulated Test Marketing to Evaluate Consumer Purchase Interest in Environmentally Labeled Lettuce M. M. Wolf, K. Cochran and L. Hamilton; Analysis of Vibrations in Trucks during Transport of Vegetables and Fruits A. Schenk, L. Clijmans, H. Ramon and B. NicolaÃ¯ORGANIC PRODUCERetailer Decision Making in Organic Produce Marketing L. Lohr and A. Semali; Market Price Comparisons for Organic and Conventionally Grown Fruits and Vegetables Sold in North Carolina E. A. Estes; Production and Marketing Problems in Contract Vegetable Growing for the Food Industry in Turkey B. ÃetinSENSORY STUDIES Acceptability of Tomatoes Defined by Sensory Attributes and Consumer Segments B. BrÃ¼ckner; Sensory Attributes and Flavor Compounds of Short-Term Stored Vegetables A. Krumbein, P. Peters, S. Widell, H. Auerswald, B. BrÃ¼ckner and M. Linke; Enhancement of Strawberry Aroma Quality Components After Exposure to a Novel Fumigant of Natural Origin T. R. Hamilton-Kemp, D. D. Archbold and R. W. Collins PRODUCE SAFETY AND QUALITYDisplay Cabinets for Perishables with Atmospheric Evaporation Cooling M. Geyer and M. Linke; Surface Disinfection of Berry Crops with the Natural Volatile (E)-2-Hexenal D. D. Archbold and T. R. Hamilton-Kemp; Quality of Fruits and Vegetables in Home Handling Systems R. L. Shewfelt, S. E. Prussia and J. H. DooleyPERCEPTIONS OF QUALITY Food Processor and Consumer Acceptability of Transgenic Sweet Corn F. Stegelin; The Effects of Extrinsic Product Attributes on Buyers' Perceptions of Product Quality: A Causal Approach U. R. Orth; Comparison of Consumer and Producer Perceptions of Mushroom Quality A. F. Bollen, N. J. Kusabs, G. Holmes and M. A. HallMARKETING CHAIN ECONOMICSA Case Study Comparing the Price of Fresh Produce Sold at Farmers' Markets and Chain Supermarkets J. Ahern and M. M. Wolf; Using Store Level Scan Data to Analyze Fresh Produce Sales: A Case Study of Lettuce D. B. Eastwood and J. R. Brooker; Effective Promotion Programs for Stimulating Pecan Purchases: The Role of Consumer Demand Models T. A. Park and W. J. Florkowski ISBN: 1 -58716 -019 -6 Year: 2000 Number of pages: 356 Dimensions: 6 " x 9" Cover type: Soft Cover Price: $79.95