post-harvest Articles

  • December Composting Roundup

    Houston, Texas: Composting Sites Weather Hurricane Harvey The LETCO Group LLC, which does business as Living Earth™, is a Dallas-based composting and mulch production company with 18 processing facilities that include retail yards located in the Dallas-Ft. Worth region and Houston, and 3 stand-alone retail yards. BioCycle contacted Mark Rose, president and CEO of The LETCO Group, to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Post Harvested Stored Wheat Grain: Fungal Infestation and Nutrition

    The wheat grain production in any country varies from year to year and hence the grains should be stored strategically from years of overproduction for the use in year of under production. Also grain must be stored for several other reasons such as point of ...


  • Effects of Aspergillus niger in onion bulbs (Allium cepa L.) stored in the post–harvest phase

    Onion bulbs were stored in the field, in piles until its commercialisation but the bulbs may be affected by fungal diseases. The objective was to assess the effects of the temperature (T), relative humidity (RH) within the piles, the water percentage (WP) and soluble solids (SS) of the bulbs over Aspergillus niger incidence. Bulbs of Cobriza INTA, Antártica INTA, Valcatorce INTA, Valuno ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effects of chitosan–based coatings containing peppermint essential oil on the quality of post–harvest papaya fruit

    Edible coatings comprised of antimicrobial polymers based on chitosan are promising technologies to preserve post–harvest fruit quality. In this study, we investigated the potential utility of a coating made from chitosan modified by N–acylation with fatty acid to preserve post–harvest papaya quality. Peppermint essential oil (EO) was added to the chitosan–based coatings as an antifungal agent. A ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Adoption, utilisation and economic impacts of improved post-harvest technologies in maize production in Kapchorwa District, Uganda

    High post-harvest losses, poor quality and lack of value addition at the farm level constrain maize production in Uganda. Concern over these issues prompted the government to introduce improved post-harvest technologies to reduce losses. However, there remain a huge number of farmers still using local post-harvest methods. Farmers are unlikely to accept new technologies unless the perceived ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Influence of post-harvest treatments on modified atmosphere low temperature stored Gladiolus cut spikes

    Influence of post-harvest treatments viz., pulsing and preservative solution comprising of 8-hydroxy quinoline (8-HQ) and sucrose on modified atmosphere low temperature (MALT) stored gladioli were investigated. MALT storage of Gladiolus comprised of polypropylene (60 µ) packaging and storage at 6-10°C temperature for a duration of 5, 10 and 15 days. The pre-storage pulse treatment (300 ppm 8-HQ ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Post harvest treatment of adansonia digitata (baobab) fruits in Zimbabwe and the potential of making yoghurt from the pulp

    Baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) pulp has many food uses and is reported to be rich in micronutrients and antioxidant compounds. The current study was focused on the survey of different postharvest treatments of baobab pulp and optimisation of ingredient levels for the production of baobab flavoured yoghurt. Various postharvest treatments of the pulp and food products from the pulp were reported. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Post-Secondary Education Institution

    Issue ERMC worked with a large post-secondary education institution to train their staff on how to effectively manage emergency operations. The institution employs approximately 2,400 people and over 10,000 full-time students. Training and exercising was required to enhance their understanding of how to manage an emergency and what specific role participants would play during an ...

  • Emissions from Crops - POST Note

    Agriculture contributes 9% of the UK’s greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions burden and 10-12% globally. Although there is a long-term declining trend from UK agriculture, the sector may account for a larger share of overall emissions in the future as other sectors reduce emissions. This POSTnote focuses on reducing GHG emissions from growing and storing arable and horticultural crops. ...


    By UK Parliament

  • Timber frame and post and beam construction

    Timber framing and "post-and-beam" construction are a unit strategies of building with heavy weight timbers instead of dimensional timber like 2"x4"s. Timber framing is sometimes additionally known as post and beams because as it is evident for its name that it is a way of using frame made of timber wood for construction because it acts as the main structure providing support to the ...


  • Rural entrepreneurship in post-communist Romania

    The interest for rural entrepreneurship research was recently enhanced by the specific programs implemented by the European Union for the development of remote areas. The existing body of literature is mainly focused on rural entrepreneurship activities realised in developed economies. However, the recent accession to the European Union of several countries from Central and Eastern Europe has ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Secrets of Successful Apple Harvesting

    October 21st is reserved for the celebration of World Apple Day. This day reminds us that an apple is a symbol of physical, cultural and genetic diversity. This day usually includes: various demonstrations, apple inspired games like apple bobbing, preparing juice and cider, gardening advice, tasting and the sale of many varieties of apples. Apple day celebration originated in the UK, but it is ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • PEDRR policy brief for post-2015 Hyogo Framework

    Key messages for the streamlined document of the post-2015 framework on DRR dated 28 January 20151 More and more countries around the world are already recognizing and applying ecosystem-based approaches for reducing disaster risk. Such approaches have already been endorsed in several multilateral processes, including in the UNFCCC and the most recent decision adopted by the 12th ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Towards the post-Fordist economy: emerging organisational models

    Using a vast interdisciplinary literature, this paper discusses the transition to the post-Fordist economy as an unavoidable trend which affects individual organisations and countries. One of the great dangers of the current debate about post-Fordism is the overlapping of the various levels of discussion. The absence of rigour in posing the question has confused abstract reasoning (the outline of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Innovation, entrepreneurship and the firm: a post-Schumpeterian approach

    This paper examines the Schumpeterian tradition of analysis concerning innovation, entrepreneurship, and the firm - and finds in general that it is deficient (particularly from a managerial perspective regarding these matters). To remedy these deficiencies, a "Post-Schumpeterian" framework is proposed, based on four key elements: Knowledge Creation; Knowledge Protection; Collaborative ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Efficiency of Indian banking industry in the post–reform era

    One of the major objectives of Indian banking sector reforms was to encourage operational self–sufficiency, flexibility and competition in the system and to increase the banking standards in India to the international best practices. The second phase of reforms began in 1997 with aim to reorganisation measures, human capital development, technological up–gradation, structural ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Using Taguchi method for post optimality analysis in MCDM

    The aim of this research is to use Taguchi's loss function to assess the loss associated with a solution provided by a particular Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) method. Although the idea proposed in this paper, derived from Taguchi's philosophy and his idea of social loss, can be invariably applied to any MCDM method, the paper utilises Goal Programming (GP) to illustrate the applicability ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A post-Kyoto analysis with the ERIS model prototype

    Electricity generation technologies are examined in a global context with a multi-regional version of the ERIS model prototype with endogenous technological learning curves, developed within the EU/TEEM project. Impacts of Kyoto-like CO2 constraints are analysed considering the effects of allowing or not trade of emission permits. Complementary stochastic analyses addressing the uncertainty of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analysing pre and post-liberalisation impact on Indian industries

    The Gujarat economy has contributed in the overall economic development of India. The results show that key indicators like NVA, number of registrations, GFCF, FC, value of output and the employment prospects in the manufacturing units of Gujarat economy has increased and the liberalisation policies did not make much difference. The multiple regression equations reveal that liberalisation of this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Q&A: Achim Steiner on science in the post-2015 goals

    As executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Achim Steiner has been at the forefront of international conferences on environment and sustainable development, including the Rio+20 conference in June 2012. SciDev.Net caught up with him at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) in February to discuss the role of science in the post-2015 agenda, and meeting ...


    By SciDev.Net

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