Special Issue "Postharvest Biosecurity of Agricultural Products"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Crop Protection, Diseases, Pest and Weeds".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 September 2023 | Viewed by 513

Special Issue Editors

School of Agricultural Sciences, Murdoch University, 90 South Street, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
Interests: biosecurity; postharvest; storage; pest management; monitoring; quarantine; fumigation; biological control
Prof. Dr. Tao Liu
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Co-Guest Editor
Institute of Equipment Technology, Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine, Beijing 100123, China
Interests: postharvest treatment; quarantine treatment; fumigation; irradiation; biosecurity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Agricultural products play significant roles in our daily lives. However, the quality and value of these products can be greatly impacted by the presence of harmful biological organisms such as pests, diseases, and invasive species during the postharvest stage. To address this, postharvest biosecurity measures are implemented during the handling, storage, and exportation of these products in order to prevent and reduce the effects of biological threats. This may involve activities such as monitoring for the presence of harmful organisms, implementing quarantine procedures, and developing effective treatments for managing pests and diseases. Therefore, postharvest biosecurity is essential for protecting agricultural products, communities, and the environment from potential harm.

We invite scholars in this field to submit articles related to postharvest security in agriculture, including original research, short communications, and reviews, for inclusion in this Special Issue. This publication will cover all aspects of postharvest biosecurity research throughout the supply chain, including storage technologies, treatments, underlying mechanisms, quality evaluation, packaging, handling, and distribution. We are particularly keen to promote environmentally friendly “green” technologies, such as low-toxicity chemical and non-chemical treatments.

Dr. Xin Du
Prof. Dr. Tao Liu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biosecurity
  • postharvest
  • storage
  • pest management
  • monitoring
  • quarantine
  • fumigation
  • biological control

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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