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Advances in the use of biological control agents in the disinfection of horticultural produce

Code: 9781838799960
Samir Droby, Agricultural Research Organization – Volcani Center (ARO), Israel; Michael Wisniewski, USDA-ARS, USA; and Davide Spadaro, University of Torino, Italy

Chapter synopsis: This chapter reviews advances in the use of biological control agents in the disinfection of horticultural produce. It discusses plant extracts and animal-based materials as postharvest treatments, the discovery of microbial antagonists and their mode of action. It also reviews the integration of biocontrol agents with non-chemical postharvest treatments as well as the development and commercial application of postharvest biological control products.

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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Plant extracts and animal-based materials as postharvest treatments 3 The discovery of microbial antagonists to manage postharvest pathogens 4 Mode of action of postharvest biocontrol agents 5 Microbiome studies and their relevance to postharvest biological control 6 Integration of biocontrol agents with non-chemical postharvest treatments 7 Development and commercial application of postharvest biological control products 8 Conclusions 9 References

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