Heat Treatments for Postharvest Pest Control

£  110.20


Author: Juming Tang, Elizabeth Mitcham, Shaojin Wang, Susan Lurie

Vol/Edition: First Edition

Isbn: 9781845932527

Lang: English

Year: 2007

Publisher: CABI

Due to the nature of agricultural commodities as carriers of exotic pests, importing countries have employed varying methods of pest control for postharvest products. Thermal treatments are emerging as effective, environmentally-friendly alternatives to traditional methods, eliminating chemical residues and minimizing damage to produce. This book provides comprehensive information of these increasingly important treatments, covering temperature measurement, heat transfer, physiological responses of plants, insects and pathogens to heat, and an introduction to current and potential quarantine treatments based on hot air, hot water, and radio frequency energy.

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