Heat Treatments for Postharvest Pest Control

Heat Treatments for Postharvest Pest Control

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This book, which consists of 13 chapters, provides fundamental and up-to-date published information on thermal treatments for the management of postharvest pests associated with agricultural commodity structures. Specific topics that are covered include: (i) regulatory issues for quarantine and phytosanitary treatments; (ii) basic information on temperature measurement, heat transfer, and thermal death kinetics of insects; (iii) biological responses of agricultural commodities and insect pests; (iv) biological responses of plants, insects and pathogens to heat; and (v) an introduction to current and potential quarantine treatments based on hot air, hot water, and radio frequency energy. This book should serve as an important resource for readers who are interested in knowledge, methods and strategies used in the development of environmentally friendly processes based on thermal energy. This book may also be suited for readers in the academe, industry and government.Shellie, K.C., Neven, L.G. and Drake, S.R. (2001) Assessing a#39;Binga#39; sweet cherry tolerance to a heated controlled atmosphere for ... Shorey, H.H., Ferguson, L. and Wood, D.L. (1989) Solar heating reduces insect infestations in ripening and drying figs. ... Stout, O.O. and Roth, H.L. (1983) International Plant Quarantine Manual. ... Thomas, A.M. (1952) Pest control by highfrequency electric fields a€“ criticalanbsp;...

Title:Heat Treatments for Postharvest Pest Control
Author:Juming Tang
Publisher:CABI - 2007-01-01


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