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Annette Wszelaki, Karla Deza-Duran, and Carol Harper

Poster Session 22—Postharvest Quality: Cross-commodity 19 July 2005, 12:00–12:45 p.m. Poster Hall–Ballroom E/F

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Nancy J. Chen, Marisa M. Wall, Robert E. Paull, and Peter A. Follett

Avocados ( Persea americana Mill.) are nutrient-dense fruits, high in unsaturated fats, fiber, niacin, folate, lutein, potassium, iron, and vitamins B 6 , C, E, and K ( USDA-ARS, 2008 ). The oil quality is beneficial to cardiovascular health, with

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Brian Lawrence and Juan Carlos Melgar

resulted in enhanced flavors and quality attributes, including recent crispy genotypes with improved postharvest performance ( Salgado and Clark, 2016 ). Harvest and handling practices have also improved, as they ultimately affect postharvest quality and

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P.M. Perkins-Veazie, V. Russo, and J.K. Collins


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İbrahim Kahramanoğlu and Serhat Usanmaz

Agrochemicals play a vital role in controlling pests and disease and have an important role in the preservation of the postharvest quality of fresh produce. Misuse or excessive use of agrochemicals may cause significant hazards on human health

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Ambani R. Mudau, Puffy Soundy, Hintsa T. Araya, and Fhatuwani N. Mudau

stress reaction and thereby affect the quality of the product ( Hodges and Toivonen, 2008 ). Undesirable results that may be caused by the postharvest factors are linked to loss of flavor and texture tissue decay ( Varoquaux and Wiley, 1994 ), and

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Ambani R. Mudau, Mpumelelo M. Nkomo, Puffy Soundy, Hintsa T. Araya, Wonder Ngezimana, and Fhatuwani N. Mudau

postharvest storage temperature and duration on quality of baby spinach in South Africa. Materials and methods Plant materials and storage conditions. ‘Ohio’ baby spinach (Hygrotech, Pretoria, South Africa) were grown from seed in a glasshouse with temperature

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Marisa M. Wall, Kate A. Nishijima, Lisa M. Keith, and Mike A. Nagao

typically limit longan shelf life. Although skin browning does not impact edible aril quality, it reduces the visual appearance and commercial value of the fruit. Postharvest diseases of longan are primarily caused by fungal pathogens ( Coates et al., 2003

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Jaysankar De, Bruna Bertoldi, Mohammad Jubair, Alan Gutierrez, Jeffery K. Brecht, Steven A. Sargent, and Keith R. Schneider

beneficial effect of extending shelf life both by maintaining fruit quality and by reducing storage decay ( Wang et al., 2005 ; Xi et al., 2012 ). Conversely, even though postharvest refrigeration prolongs shelf life of peaches, this fruit can easily suffer

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Engin Ertan, Esra Erdal, Gülsüm Alkan, and Burak E. Algül

preservation conditions for chestnuts are −1 to −2 °C ( Jermini et al., 2006 ; Rouves and Prunet, 2002 ) with a relative humidity (RH) of 90% ( Mencarelli, 2004 ). Harvest and postharvest losses are high due to incorrect storage methods (SM) and nut quality is