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Advances in controlled atmosphere storage of horticultural produce

Code: 9781838799861
John DeLong, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada; and Robert Prange, Dalhousie University, Canada

Chapter synopsis: This chapter highlights advances in controlled atmosphere (CA) storage science of horticultural crops (mainly apples and pears) over the last two decade, emphasizing the connection between technical/managerial aspects of the CA regime and retention of product quality during and after the storage period. The chapter particularly focuses on: initial low O2 stress (ILOS); delayed CA storage; anti-ethylene compounds (e.g. 1-MCP); dynamic controlled atmosphere (DCA) systems based on chlorophyll fluorescence (CF), ethanol detection and respiratory quotient (RQ) determination for identifying the lower oxygen limit (LOL); and strategies for reducing the electrical energy demands of the storage room. The chapter concludes with a reflection upon likely future advancements in CA storage science over the next 10-20 years, including: refining and broadening DCA system and 1-MCP application (singly and together), more metabolomic research to understand the biochemical and molecular effects of hypoxic stress, and new protocols for reducing storage room-related electricity consumption.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2019.0055.02
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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Initial low oxygen stress (ILOS) 3 Anti-ethylene compounds 4 Delayed controlled atmosphere storage 5 Dynamic controlled atmosphere (DCA) storage 6 1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) and DCA technologies 7 Storage energy reduction strategies 8 Case study: DCA-chlorophyll fluorescence (CF) 9 Conclusion and future trends 10 Where to look for further information 11 References

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