A wider understanding of potato postharvest practices is needed to improve working relations between growers, agronomists, pathologists and crop store managers. The authors provide a comprehensive examination of international potato production and discuss how potatoes are managed postharvest, the underlying science behind practices and the influences that can affect final quality. Chapters describe potato physiology, harvesting techniques and loading procedures as well as optimum storage conditions and store management. Aspects such as store and packhouse design, ventilation and environmental control, seed storage, grading equipment and quality assurance are considered in detail. Potatoes Postharvest will guide professionals, academics and advanced students interested in potato production from physiology and pathology to storage and packing.To Roger Balls for his plans of packhouses and comment on their operation. ... Pirie ex of FJ Pirie, Andrew Bell of SG Baker, Bill Tennant of Linde Forklift trucks, Graeme Stroud and Steve Gerrish of BPC for photos and technical information.
|Author||:||Bob Pringle, Robert Pringle, Chris Bishop, Rob Clayton|
|Publisher||:||CABI - 2009|