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Postharvest handling of organically produced specialty crops

Code: 9781838799984
Penelope Perkins-Veazie, Chris Gunter and Marlee Trandel, North Carolina State University, USA

Chapter synopsis: Worldwide demand for organically produced specialty crops continues to increase. Both conventional and organic postharvest handling practices require a comprehensive approach from selection of plant material through production, harvest, storage, and marketing. This chapter discusses the differences in organic and non-organic postharvest approaches. It provides a comparison of organic postharvest regulations worldwide as well as the different practices that are used. The chapter concludes with an overall summary of how postharvest handling of organically produced specialty crops needs to be improved as well as highlighting potential future research trends.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2019.0055.16
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Differences in postharvest organic and nonorganic approaches 3 Comparison of organic postharvest regulations worldwide 4 Conclusion 5 Future trends 6 Where to look for further information 7 References

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