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The post-harvest treatment of fruits and vegetables is a subject of great economic importance. In order to meet consumer demands for constant availability and good quality throughout the year adequate post-harvest treatments such as storage, transport and handling are of primary importance. The main objectives of the Action COST 94 are:

- Contribute to an improved knowledge of such processes as ripening and senescence;
- Establish quality criteria that enable the development of methods to control product quality;
- Develop improved storage methods to prevent the occurrence of diseases and physiological disorders;
- Study improvement of the operation and equipment for treatment, storage and handling.

This document is the proceedings of a workshop held in Oosterbeek (NL), 19-22 October 1994. Topics which have been dealt with are: different storage methods; post-harvest pathology and disorders; physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology of ripening and senescence; texture, flavour and eating quality; CA-engineering and quality evaluation. ation.

Additional information

Authors: WOLTERING E J ET AL (EDITORS), Agrotechnological Research Institute, Wageningen (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18013 EN (1998) 586pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, DG XII-B-1, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE), Fax: +32-2-2964289
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-2003-3
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