Postharvest Biology and Technology
1. Effects of different storage temperature conditions on ripening quality and shelf life of mango (Mangifera indica) fruits in Ghana

Moomin Abu; Nana Sakyiwa Olympio; Joseph Ofei Darko

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 245-256

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2020.2846.1096

Abstract
  Purpose: Physiologically matured fruits of Haden, Kent, Palmer, and Keitt mango varieties were used for experiment. The fruits were held at ambient (29-31 oC) and simulated-transit temperature (10-13 oC) conditions. Quality which includes fruit firmness, weight, and spoilage, were assessed and used to ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
2. Review of the agro-ecology, phytochemistry, postharvest technology and utilization of moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.)

Puran Bridgemohan; Anushka Goordeen; Majeed Mohammed; Ronell S. H. Bridgemohan

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 311-332

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2020.3037.1116

Abstract
  Purpose: This paper provides an in-depth critical review and analysis of current and recent research undertaken on the agro-ecology, photochemistry, postharvest physiology and utilization of Moringa oleifera Lam. Findings: This treatise provided a comprehensive review of current and relevant ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
3. Silver nanoparticles produced by green synthesis using Citrus paradise peel inhibits Botrytis cinerea in vitro

Ramesh Faghihi; Kambiz Larijani; Vahid Abdossi; Pejman Moradi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 151-160

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2540.1063

Abstract
  Purpose: Our objective was to undertake the green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Grapefruit (Citrus paradise) peel extract and evaluate the effects of silver nanoparticles on Botrytis cinerea. Research method: The silver nanoparticles formation was evaluated at different temperatures and concentrations ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
4. Effect of different packaging materials on quality and storability of osmotically dehydrated wild apricot fruit under ambient storage condition

Suneeta Singh

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 173-182

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2586.1069

Abstract
  Purpose: Wild apricot fruit is a rich source of carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins. Its shelf life is very short due to its perishability characteristics. High perishable nature, high acidity and low sugar content of wild apricot fruits are the major limitations for their utilization as fresh fruits. ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
5. Essential oils to control Botrytis cinerea in vitro and in vivo on grape fruits

Mahdei Behshti; Mehdi Jahani; Mohmmad Hossein Aminifard; Seyyedeh Atefeh Hosseini

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 161-172

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2644.1079

Abstract
  Purpose: The effect of abusing chemical biocides in controlling pests and diseases has drawn the attention of policymakers to the development of methods potentially available in nature for this purpose. Research method: In the present study, the inhibitory effects of four different essential oils against ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
6. Improving food security in Iran: quantifying post-harvest rice losses

Zahra Ardakani; Simona D’Amico

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 183-194

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2747.1086

Abstract
  Purpose: Food is a basic need for human life. Ensuring food security requires guaranteeing adequate food availability, accessibility, and utilization along with the sustainability of the food system. Food availability can be improved by decreasing food losses. The goal of this study is to document the ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
7. Effect of storage conditions and packaging material on postharvest quality attributes of strawberry

Samina Khalid; Maria Majeed; Muhammad Irfan Ullah; Muhammad Shahid; Abdur Rehman Riasat; Tahira Abbas; Hafiz Muhammad Aatif; Amjad Farooq

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 195-208

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2826.1093

Abstract
  Purpose: Strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) is highly perishable fruit with a limited postharvest life at room temperature and is vulnerable to postharvest decay due to its high respiration rate, environmental stresses and pathogenic attacks.  Research method: To increase the postharvest life ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
8. Effects of ethanol and chitosan treatments on the quality and storage life of minimally processed pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata Duch)

Anh T. Huynh; Ha V. H. Nguyen

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 221-234

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2837.1095

Abstract
  Purpose: Pretreatments of ethanol and chitosan immersion were examined for their potential to maintain physiochemical attributes of fresh cut pumpkin. Research method: Fresh cut pumpkin cubes were dipped into different ethanol solutions (20%, 30%, 40%, 50%) or chitosan concentrations (0.5%, 1%, 1.5%). ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
9. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2020.2946.1109

Abstract
  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

Postharvest Biology and Technology
10. Effect of low temperatures on the storage life of two Samoan breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) cultivars

Seeseei Molimau-Samasoni; Veronica Vaavia; Ron B. H. Wills

Volume 3, Special Issue - Abiotic and Biotic Stresses , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 91-96

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2912.1106

Abstract
  Purpose: Breadfruit is a tropical climacteric fruit consumed as an unripe starchy vegetable hence export requires some postharvest technology to inhibit ripening during marketing.  Research in the Caribbean found storage at 12 °C was optimal to delay ripening without fruit developing chilling ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
11. Optimizing shelf life of pomegranate fruits during traditional storage by Tragacanth gum coating

Mojtaba Mokhtarizadeh Naeini; Azam Jafari; Jalal Gholamnejad; Mohammadreza Vazifeshenas

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 49-60

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2690.1081

Abstract
  Purpose: One of the primary methods in increasing shelf life and maintaining the horticultural product quality is the application of edible coatings at the product surface. In this regard, this experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of tragacanth gum on some characteristics of pomegranate ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
12. Sustainable botanical products for safe post-harvest management of perishable produce: A review

Shristi Chitranshi; Neeru Dubey; Muhammad Sajjad

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 125-140

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2703.1083

Abstract
  Purpose: The objective of this review is to study the effect of plant-based products on post-harvest management of the horticultural crops. Today when the horticulture crops are loaded with pesticides, the produce does not reach the consumer in a fresh and healthy form, it becomes imperative to look ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
13. Extending the vase life of rose cut flower cv. Bakara using inhibitors of physiological vascular occlusion

Es-hagh Hamidi; Zeynab Roein; Mahnaz Karimi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 35-48

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2594.1072

Abstract
  Purpose: Rose cut flowers have a short postharvest life, which can be increased using different treatments. Thus, an experiment was designed to determine the effect of hot water (one min) and chemical solutions (pulse treatment for 20 h) on the postharvest quality of cut rose flowers cv. Baraka. Research ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
14. Effects of pre- and postharvest applications of salicylic acid on the vase life of cut Alstroemeria flowers (Alstroemeria hybrida)

Motahareh Ershad Langroudi; Davood Hashemabadi; Sepideh Kalatejari; Leila Asadpour

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 115-124

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2409.1053

Abstract
  Purpose: In this study, the effects of different concentrations of salicylic acid on the physiological traits of Alstroemeria (Alstroemeria hybrida cv.ʻSummer Skyʼ) cut flowers during pre-harvest and postharvest applications are investigated. The aim of this study was to identify the best treatments ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
15. Pre-harvest bagging influences sunburn, cracking and quality of pomegranate fruits

Farzaneh Hamedi Sarkomi; Farid Moradinezhad; Mehdi Khayyat

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 131-142

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2247.1044

Abstract
  Purpose: Quality loss is high in pomegranate due to physiological disorders occurred during growth and developmental stages of fruit in main production areas in Iran. Research method: we evaluated the effects of preharvest fruit bagging time (July and August), and bag color (white and brown) on sunburn, ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
16. Effect of chitosan and thymol essential oil on quality maintenance and shelf life extension of peach fruits cv. ‘Zaferani’

Reza Rahimi; Babak ValizadehKaji; Ali Khadivi; Iman Shahrjerdi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 143-156

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2349.1048

Abstract
  Purpose: Peach is a climacteric fruit which have rapid ripening. An alternative to maintain quality and extend the shelf life of this fruit could be the use of edible coatings. Research Method: In the present study, the effect of three different coatings; 0.5% chitosan, 200 mg L-1 thymol essential oil ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
17. Assessment of grain protection through the incorporation of Eucalyptus citriodora leaves in grain/insecticide admixtures in Zimbabwe

James Machingura

Volume 2, Special Issue - Postharvest Losses , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 49-60

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.1998.1037

Abstract
  Purpose: The control of stored-grain insect pests is predominantly done through the use of synthetic insecticides. However, the extensive and constant (mis)use of these chemicals has brought complications that include faster evolution of resistant forms of pests, hence a global call for alternative ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
18. Commodity system assessment studies on the postharvest handling and marketing of tomatoes in Nigeria, Rwanda and Maharashtra, India

Lisa Kitinoja; Olubukola Odeyemi; Neeru Dubey; Solange Musanase; Gurbinder Singh Gill

Volume 2, Special Issue - Postharvest Losses , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 1-14

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2060.1040

Abstract
  Purpose: This study was conducted to identify and quantify the main causes and sources of losses in the tomato postharvest chain from harvest to retail market and identify appropriate interventions for reducing these losses in Nigeria, Rwanda and India. Research method:  Modified Commodity Systems ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
19. Vacuum packaging optimises quality and reduces postharvest losses of pomegranate fruits

Farid Moradinezhad; Mehdi Khayyat; Fatemeh Ranjbari; Zahra Maraki

Volume 2, Special Issue - Postharvest Losses , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 15-26

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2018.1775.1030

Abstract
  Purpose: Pomegranate fruit is highly susceptible to water loss and chilling injuries during postharvest cold storage. Thus an experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of modified atmosphere packaging on pomegranate shelf life and chilling resistance under cold storage. Research method: Treatments ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
20. A study on consumer’s awareness and practices from the cut flowers during their vase life (a case of Gorgan city)

Mehrdad Babarabie; Hossein Zarei; Atoosa Danyaei; Morteza Alippor

Volume 2, Special Issue - Postharvest Losses , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 27-38

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2018.1583.1022

Abstract
  Purpose: Since most cut flower consumers do not have knowledge as to how to extend the post-harvest life of the cut flowers, the cut flowers purchased by them last for a very short time. The present study aimed to evaluate the people’s awareness as to cut flowers and the extent to which they consume ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
21. Effect of potassium permanganate, 1-Methylcyclopropene and modified atmosphere packaging on postharvest losses and quality of fresh apricot cv. Shahroudi

Farid Moradinezhad; Mehdi Jahani

Volume 2, Special Issue - Postharvest Losses , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 39-48

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2018.1207.1007

Abstract
  Purpose: The main objective of this work was to assess the effectiveness of potassium permanganate (KMno4), 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) and different packaging on reducing the occurrence of decay and extending apricot fruit shelf life during cold storage. Research Method: Fruits were harvested manually ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
22. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2055.1038

Abstract
  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

Postharvest Biology and Technology
23. Postharvest application of chitosan and Thymus essential oil increase quality of the table grape cv. ‘Shahroudi’

Maryam Dehestani-Ardakani; Younes Mostofi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 31-42

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2018.1444.1015

Abstract
  Purpose: Chitosan, a natural biopolymer with antifungal and eliciting properties is able to reduce postharvest decay of table grapes. Anti-fungal and anti-microbial effects of essential oils are the result of many compounds acting synergistically. In this study, the effectiveness of Thymus essential ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
24. Selection of efficient storage approach through chemical investigation of mango cv. 'Amrapali'

Md. Mehedi Hafiz; Md. Hossain

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 53-66

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2018.1722.1026

Abstract
  Purpose: Ineffective storage technology is the major concern for the high level of postharvest loss in Bangladesh. So, aiming to pick out the promising storage strategy of mango, this study was conducted. Research method: The mangoes cv. Amrapali were kept under two storage conditions viz., ambient and ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
25. Effect of short-term high CO2 treatment on quality and shelf life of button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) at refrigerated storage

Afsane Hosseini; Farid Moradinezhad

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 37-48

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2018.1198.1006

Abstract
  Button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus L.) is marketed for its unique flavor and benefits. The shelf life of fresh button mushroom is limited and its quality decreases rapidly during storage mainly due to high respiration rate. Postharvest changes of browning of the cap, softening of tissues, moisture loss ...  Read More