Two books on safeguarding harvested products
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CTA. 1990. Two books on safeguarding harvested products. Spore 30. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Prevention of post-harvest food losses: fruits, vegetables and root crops. A training manual, UN Food and Agriculture Organization 1989, 159pp, ISBN 92 5 102766 8 FAO Via delle Terme di Caracalla 00100 Rome ITALY Pests of stored products and
Losses in post-harvest stored products tend to be heaviest in the very countries where the need for food is greatest. Losses in both quantity and quality occur at every stage from harvest through handling, storage, processing and marketing to final delivery. Two books on this issue have come out within the past months. FAO, which has organized many regional, sub-regional and national workshops and training sessions on the subject for technical officers, is putting its expertise at the service of all concerned in a manual called Prevention of post-harvest food losses: fruits, vegetables and root crops. This manual presents material from a wide variety of disciplines associated with the prevention of post-harvest losses, and is intended for field staff, supervisors, teachers at agricultural schools and training institutions and extension personnel. It focusses on a range of crops and techniques from which the trainer can select according to local conditions. Prevention of post-harvest losses is well illustrated with colour and black-and-white prints, line drawings and diagrams. The second volume, Pests of stored products and their control, by Dennis S Hill describes 90 major insect and other animal pests that infest stored agricultural products worldwide. The introduction looks at the types of damage done, the nature of storage structures, pest types and their systematics and biology. Each pest is then considered individually. Emphasis is placed on the cheapest and simplest methods of integrated control. There are line drawings of each major pest and appendices list the main pesticides used in stored products, and also those plants with natural pest-deterrent properties. This hardback book is a readily accessible work of reference and also serves as a field guide. Prevention of post-harvest food losses: fruits, vegetables and root crops. A training manual, UN Food and Agriculture Organization 1989, 159pp, ISBN 92 5 102766 8 FAO Via delle Terme di Caracalla 00100 Rome ITALY Pests of stored products and their control by Dennis S Hill 274pp, ISBN 85293 052 7 Belhaven Press 25 Floral Street London WC2 9DS UK