Postharvest Biology and Technology
1. Enhancing the shelf life of tomato fruits using plant material during storage

Muhammad Ahmad; Musa Mohammed Abubakar; Sani Sale

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 347-354

  Purpose: Postharvest losses of fruits and vegetables are major problem for countries that agriculture is one of the source economy and that losses in tomato have reported from 20 to 50%. It is one of the very perishable fruit and it changes continuously after harvesting. The aim was to evaluate the effect ...  Read More

Food Science and Technology
2. Effect of chemical dips and packaging materials on quality and shelf life of tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum) in Kura, Nigeria

Munir Abba Dandago; Daniel T. Gungula; Hycenth Nahunnaro

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 117-130

  Purpose: Tomato postharvest losses are as high as 60% in Nigeria despite being 13th producer. This could be reduced when tomatoes were carefully treated and packaged. This research investigated the effects of chemical dips and packaging on storability of tomatoes. Research method: The research was a ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
3. Use of maturity sorting and reducing ethylene with potassium permanganate to enhance marketing of tomatoes in Laos at ambient tropical temperatures

Vivian Ku; Bouthsakone Inthalangsee; Ron Wills

Volume 2, Special Issue - Postharvest Losses , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 61-68

  Purpose: Demand for tomato is increasing in Laos but marketing options are limited due to ripening during transit. This study quantified changes in fruit ripening during commercial transit to the major urban market in Laos, and investigated extension in market life achieved by inclusion of an ethylene ...  Read More