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dc.contributor.authorLara Ayala, Isabel
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-25T10:20:59Z
dc.date.available2019-01-25T10:20:59Z
dc.date.issued2013-10
dc.identifier.issn1745-9656
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/65640
dc.description.abstractPurpose of review: This paper reviews studies on the effects of preharvest spray treatments on the postharvest quality and storage potential of fruits, with the objective of summarising the main effects in each case and identifying major topics requiring further research. Findings: The literature survey shows that most of the studies on preharvest sprays have considered either calcium or growth regulator treatments. Calcium applications are generally reported to delay ripening, decrease postharvest rots and alterations, and extend the keeping period, but their effects are partially dependent on the calcium source and formulation used, and phytotoxicity has also been occasionally observed. Preharvest sprays with growth regulators such as aminoethoxyvinylglycine, gibberellins or polyamines have also been studied and have shown promising potential for delaying ripening and improving storage potential or particular quality traits. Directions for future research: Although some common effects have been identified on fruit physiology for a particular treatment, a certain degree of variability across fruit types or cultivars has been observed in all cases. The suitability and the particular conditions of each treatment should be assessed and adjusted for each fruit type. In addition, because fruit metabolism is complex and strictly regulated, improved keeping potential may be contradicted by detrimental effects on eating quality, meaning that treatment effects should be evaluated as a whole. A third aspect worthy of more intense research efforts involves effects on key quality attributes such as aroma or bioactive compound contents, or on other traits relevant for quality preservation such as fruit cuticles.
dc.description.sponsorshipWork shown in Figures 1 and 2 was funded through project AGL2006-00345/ALI, granted by the Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (MEC) of Spain.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherStewart Postharvest Review
dc.relationMIECI/PN2004-2007/AGL2006-00345/ALI
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.2212/spr.2013.3.5
dc.relation.ispartofStewart Postharvest Reviews, 2013, vol. 9, núm. 3, p. 1-12
dc.rights(c) Stewart Postharvest Review, 2013
dc.subjectCalcium applications
dc.subjectFruit
dc.subjectPlant hormone applications
dc.subjectPreharvest sprays
dc.titlePreharvest sprays and their effects on the postharvest quality of fruit
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated2019-01-25T10:20:59Z
dc.identifier.idgrec020059
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.2212/spr.2013.3.5


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