Postharvest Handling and Diseases of Horticultural Produce describes all the postharvest techniques, handling, pre-cooling, postharvest treatment, edible coating and storage of the horticultural produce available to handle perishable horticultural food commodities, covering the areas of horticulture, agricultural process engineering, postharvest technology, plant pathology and microbiology. Postharvest diseases of major fruits and vegetables, with their causal agents, are described. The integrative strategies for management of postharvest diseases include effectively inhibiting the growth of pathogens, enhancing the resistance of hosts and improving environmental conditions, with results that are favourable to the host and unfavourable to the pathogen growth, including biotechnological approaches. Adopting a thematic style, chapters are organized by type of treatment, with sections devoted to postharvest risk factors and their amelioration. The chapters are written by experts in the fields of plant pathology, horticulture, food science, etc. Core insights into identifying and utilizing appropriate postharvest options for minimizing postharvest losses and enhancing benefits to end-users are also provided.


    • Presents the most recent developments in the field of postharvest handling technologies and diseases in a single volume
    • Includes postharvest diseases of cut flowers, fruits, vegetables and tuber crops.
    • Appropriate for students, researchers and professionals
    • Written by experts and can be used as a reference resource

chapter 1|24 pages

Postharvest Losses of Horticultural Produce

ByDinesh Singh, Ram Roshan Sharma, Amit Kumar Kesharwani

chapter 2|8 pages

Effect of Pre-harvest Practices on Postharvest Quality and Diseases of Fruits

ByRam Asrey, Amrita Das

chapter 3|10 pages

Postharvest Handling of Fruits and Vegetables for Disease Management

ByBal Vipan Chander Mahajan, Swati Kapoor

chapter 4|14 pages

Postharvest Treatments for Horticultural Produce

ByRam Roshan Sharma, H. R. Raghavendra, Shruti Sethi

chapter 5|22 pages

Management of Postharvest Diseases of Fruits and Vegetables through Chemicals

ByDinesh Singh, Ravinder Pal Singh

chapter 6|14 pages

Bio-control of Postharvest Pathogens Affecting Perishable Horticultural Commodities

ByRam Roshan Sharma, Dinesh Singh, Vijay Rakesh Reddy, Shruti Sethi, H. R. Raghavendra

chapter 7|18 pages

Endophytes for Postharvest Disease Management in Vegetables and Fruits

ByVeerubommu Shanmugam, Govindan Pothiraj, Wadzani Palnam Dauda

chapter 8|10 pages

Management of Postharvest Diseases of Fruits and Vegetables through Yeasts

ByBharti Choudhary, Dinesh Singh

chapter 9|16 pages

Management of Postharvest Diseases in Fruits and Vegetables Using Botanicals

ByGayatri Biswal, Dinesh Singh

chapter 10|10 pages

Edible Coatings for Quality and Disease Management of Fruits and Vegetables

ByShruti Sethi, Alka Joshi, Swarajya Laxmi Nayak, Ram Roshan Sharma

chapter 11|8 pages

Mycotoxins and Their Impacts on Human, Plant and Animal Health

ByDeeba Kamil, Shiv Pratap Choudhary, Rubin Debbarma, T. Prameeladevi, R. Sudeep Toppo

chapter 12|14 pages

Characterization and Detection of Mycotoxins from Fruits and Vegetables

ByV. Koteswara Rao, Vaibhavi C. Dhuri, N. Vishwambar, T. Bhagyashree

chapter 14|14 pages

Recent Advances in Postharvest Handling and Management of Citrus Diseases

ByJ. U. Vinay, Shamarao Jahagirdar, V. Devappa, S. A. Ashtaputre, Dinesh Singh

chapter 15|12 pages

Postharvest Diseases of Mango and Their Management

ByP. K. Shukla, Fatima Tahseen, Baradevanal Gundappa, Kumari Nidhi

chapter 16|10 pages

Postharvest Diseases of Banana and Their Management

ByAllada Snehalatharani, V. Devappa, C. G. Sangeetha

chapter 17|8 pages

Postharvest Diseases of Grapes and Their Management

ByRaghavendra Achari, V. Devappa

chapter 19|8 pages

Postharvest Diseases of Litchi and Their Management

ByVinod Kumar, Ajit Kumar Dubedi Anal

chapter 20|10 pages

Postharvest Diseases of Papaya and Their Management

ByAtul Kumar, Jai Prakash Singh, Pooja Singh, Shaily Javeria

chapter 21|10 pages

Management Postharvest Diseases of Peach Fruits and Their Management

ByMonica Sharma, Amit Sharma

chapter 22|8 pages

Postharvest Fungal Diseases in Stone Fruits and Their Management

ByEfath Shahnaz, Ali Anwar, Saba Banday

chapter 23|14 pages

Postharvest Diseases and Disorders of Apple: Perspectives for Integrated Management

ByK. P. Singh, T. Aravind

chapter 24|6 pages

Postharvest Diseases of Strawberry and Their Management

BySatish K. Sharma, Joginder Pal, Anju Sharma

chapter 25|8 pages

Postharvest Diseases of Pineapple and Their Management

ByPankaj Baiswar, Tasvina R. Borah, Akoijam R. Singh

chapter 26|10 pages

Postharvest Diseases of Minor Fruits and Their Management

ByS. D. Somwanshi, Sunita J. Magar, A. P. Suryawanshi

chapter 27|22 pages

Postharvest Diseases of Potato and Their Management

ByRajesh Kumar Ranjan, Dinesh Singh, Dinesh Rai

chapter 28|10 pages

Postharvest Diseases of Tomato and Their Management

ByV. Devappa, C. G. Sangeetha, M. R. Vinay, Allada Snehalatharani, N. Jhansirani, P. Srinivas

chapter 29|12 pages

Postharvest Diseases of Capsicum sp. and Brinjal and Their Management

ByC. G. Sangeetha, V. Devappa, Allada Snehalatharani, S. E. Navyashree, Tirukovalur Sundeep

chapter 30|14 pages

Recent Advances in the Management of Postharvest Diseases of Onion and Garlic

ByGurudatt M. Hegde, J. U. Vinay, Jahagirdar Shamarao

chapter 31|18 pages

Postharvest Diseases of Cucurbitaceous Fruits and Their Management

ByDinesh Singh, Mehjabeen Afaque

chapter 32|6 pages

Postharvest Diseases of Cole Crops and Their Management

ByRaghavendra Mesta, Manjunath Hubballi, T. S. Archana

chapter 33|10 pages

Postharvest Diseases of Leguminous Vegetable Crops and Their Management

ByA. N. Tripathi, D. Singh, K. K. Pandey, J. Singh

chapter 34|18 pages

Postharvest Diseases of Tropical Tuber Crops and Their Management

ByS. S. Veena, C. Visalakshi Chandra, M. L. Jeeva, T. Makeshkumar

chapter 35|16 pages

Postharvest Handling and Disease Management of Cut Flowers

ByMast Ram Dhiman, Raj Kumar, Sandeep Kumar