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Abstract

The joint workshop was organized within the framework of COST 914 and COST 915 concerted actions. The results of fundamental and applied research into the control of postharvest diseases by natural biocides, physical and biological methods were discussed together with the microbial aspects of freshly cut fruit and vegetables. Research into new methods of reducing postharvest losses whilst retaining quality has been prompted by the need for alternatives to chemically synthesized fungicides and food additives. Control methods should be based on a deeper knowledge of the growth and population dynamics of plant pathogens and microbial spoilage agents in whole and freshly cut fruit and vegetables. Modelling the growth of these micro-organisms is a useful tool in designing strategies to minimize food spoilage.

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Authors: BERTOLINI P, ;SIJMONS P C, ;GUERZONI M E, ;SERRA F (EDITORS),
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18514 EN (1998) 280pp.
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ISBN: ISBN 92-828-4347-5
Record Number: 199910563 / Last updated on: 1999-04-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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