Heat Treatments for Postharvest Pest Control

Heat Treatments for Postharvest Pest Control
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Publisher : CABI
Total Pages : 349
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : 9781845932534
ISBN 13 : 1845932536
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heat Treatments for Postharvest Pest Control Book Description:

Due to the nature of agricultural commodities as carriers of exotic pests, importing countries have employed varying methods of pest control for postharvest products. Thermal treatments are emerging as effective, environmentally-friendly alternatives to traditional methods, eliminating chemical residues and minimizing damage to produce. This book provides comprehensive information of these increasingly important treatments, covering temperature measurement, heat transfer, physiological responses of plants, insects and pathogens to heat, and an introduction to current and potential quarantine treatments based on hot air, hot water, and radio frequency energy.