ISBN : 1-4020-1698-0

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Production Practices and Quality Assessment of Food Crops 4 Volumes:
Vol. 1: Preharvest Practice


Ramdane Dris PhD., S. Mohan Jain PhD.

Category: Crop

Worldwide climatic changes have been raising concerns about potential changes to crop yields and production systems. Such concerns include the ability to accommodate these uncertain effects in order to ensure an adequate food supply for an ever increasing human population. To increase food security and alleviate poverty there is a need to introduce improved crop-production technologies to farmers or growers and by promoting appropriate policies that help them to adopt new technologies. Responsible agriculture must be viable yet sustainable – economically, environmentally and socially. This book focuses on the preharvest practices on the production and quality of food crops. Nine chapters  are includes in this book, which  are : Effect of Preharvest Factors on the Quality of Vegetables Produced in the Tropics; Vegetables: Growing Environment and the Quality of Produce; effects of Agronomic  Practices and processing Conditions on Tomato Ingredients; Modeling  Fruit Quality: Eco physiological, Agronomical and Ecological Perspectives; Sprays Technology in Perennial Tree Crops; Chestnut , an Ancient Crop With Future; Improvement of Grain Legume Production in Semi-Arid Kenya Through Biological. This book will be especially useful to researches engaged in postharvest research. Also, it will be valuable for graduate and post-graduate students majoring in foods science and researches.


Effect of Preharvest Factors on the Quality of Vegetables Produced in the Tropics – Vegetables: Growing Environment and the Quality of Produce

Rufaro M. Madakadze and Judith Kwaramba

Effects of Agronomic Practices and Processing Conditions on Tomato Ingredients

Volker Böhm

Modelling Fruit Quality: Ecophysiological, Agronomical and Ecological Perspectives

Michel Génard and Françoise Lescourret

Spray Technology in Perennial Tree Crops

Sally A.Bound

Chestnut, an Ancient Crop With Future

S. Pereica-Lorenzo and A. M. Ramos-Cabrer

Improvement of Grain Legume Production in Semi-Arid Kenya Through Biological Nitrogen Fixation: The Experience With Tepary Bean (Phaseolus Acutifolius A. Gray Var. Latifolius)

Chris A. Shisanya

Impact of Ozone on Crops

S. del Valle-Tascon and J. L. Carrasco-Rodriguez

Saffron Quality: Effect of Agricultural Practices, Processing and Storage

Stella A. Ordoudi and Maria Z. Tsimidou

Fruit and Vegetables Harvesting Systems

Margarita Ruiz-Altisent, Jaime Ortiz-Cañavate and Constantino Valero


Number of chapters: 9
Length of the book: 285 pages
Book size: C5
Book Weight: 671 g
Photos: White & black
Book cover: Hard cover

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