Special Issue "Postharvest Storage Techniques and Quality Evaluation of Fruits and Vegetables"

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Horticultural and Floricultural Crops".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Elazar Fallik

ARO-the Volcani Center, Department of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, 68 HaMakkabbim Road, P.O. Box 15159, Rishon LeZiyyon 7505101, Israel
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Fax: +972 3968 3622
Interests: postharvest physiology; pathology; sensory and biochemistry issues; fruit; vegetables
Guest Editor
Dr. Carmit Ziv

ARO-the Volcani Center, Department of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, 68 HaMakkabbim Road, P.O. Box 15159, Rishon LeZiyyon 7505101, Israel
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Interests: pathology; physiology; shelf-life; postharvest disease; fruit; vegetables, nutritional values

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fruits and vegetables are marketed in a variety of colors, shapes, flavors, aromas and textures, but their full nutritional importance has only been explored and recognized recently. Losses in produce have always been a limitation for modern agriculture, and include any damage to the quantity and quality of produce from the moment of harvest until consumption. The magnitude of postharvest losses in fresh produce is estimated to be 5% to 25% in developed countries and 25% to 50% in developing countries. This enormous waste of fresh food poses a significant economic, social and ecological burden on humanity and thus there is an urge to improve current practice and to develop new means to reduce it. Technological advances like the online monitoring of the environment or the produce state, and the active modulation of storage conditions, in parallel with increased public awareness of food quality introduce both opportunities as well as challenges to the field. In this Special Issue, we welcome original research, reviews and opinions concerning recent insights, approaches, and advances in the pre- and postharvest handling of perishable fresh produce aiming to preserve its quality and reduce losses.

Prof. Elazar Fallik
Dr. Carmit Ziv
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agronomy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • fruit
  • vegetables
  • marketing
  • nutritional levels
  • pathology
  • physiology
  • sensory
  • shelf-life
  • quality

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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