Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
1. 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

Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
2. 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

Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
3. 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

Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
4. 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

Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
5. 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

Short Communication Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
6. 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