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Delaying spoilage of vegetables for export


, : Delaying spoilage of vegetables for export. Acta Horticulturae (33): 65-76

Methods of extending the life of produce and of reducing spoilage during transport are discussed, including selecting suitable cvs, careful handling, earlier harvesting, cooling and pre-cooling, the use of modified atmospheres, fungicidal and other control treatments and hormonal treatment to delay senescence.

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