Topical Collection "New Advances in Fruit Quality: Pre-harvest Techniques and Postharvest Management"
A topical collection in Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524). This collection belongs to the section "Postharvest Biology, Quality, Safety, and Technology".Viewed by 4346
Interests: fruit science; fruit quality; post harvest technology; postharvest physiology; vegetable production; fresh-cut processing
Interests: postharvest physiology of fruit and vegetables; postharvest technologies to preserve overall quality; functional and nutritional quality; native resources valorization; pomology
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This Topical Collection is dedicated to original research and review articles that cover the latest findings in new pre-harvest techniques and post-harvest management of horticultural products. In recent years the agriculture industry has been quickly growing, and many efforts have been introduced to ensure high-quality produce. Diseases and defects found in plants and crops greatly affect horticulture products. This being the case, many techniques and technologies have been developed to help solve or reduce defects in and improve the quality of horticultural products. The aim of this Topical Collection is to learn about advances in agricultural practices in order to enhance the quality and safety of agro-food products for the health of consumers.
In particular, this Topical Collection will focus on innovative production practices with the use of technology to increase fruit quality and reduce environmental pollution as well as waste of resources during pre- and post-harvest, new technologies to improve post-harvest quality, and progress on techniques to improve food safety for consumers’ health.
We are highly interested in the latest advances in and prospects of sensory evaluations of fruit quality, such as sensory attributes, sensory quality control, sensory analysis of PDO products, qualitative research methods, consumer test methods and questionnaires, shelf-life testing, the impacts on fruit quality and food safety of pre- and post-harvest treatments and technologies, and strategic sensory research. Both original research and review articles are welcome.
Dr. Alessio Allegra
Dr. Giuseppe Sortino
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- shelf life
- food safety
- sensory evaluation
- consumer behavior (including willingness to pay and purchase intentions)
- protected designation of origin (PDO)
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