Advances in postharvest management of cereals and grains
Dr Dirk E. Maier is a Professor and Postharvest Engineer at Iowa State University, USA. Professor Maier is the Founding Director of the Consortium for Innovation in Post-Harvest Loss and Food Waste Reduction. He leads this global innovation partnership aimed at sustainably providing safe and nutritious food for a growing world population. Professor Maier has received a number of awards, guided many students and scholars in their research, and published widely on postharvest management of cereals, with a particular focus on quality preservation and loss prevention and reduction.
Post-harvest losses of cereals and other grains, whether from spoilage microorganisms or insect pests, remain a significant issue in both the developed and developing world. Challenges include restrictions on chemicals for decontamination and increasing levels of insect resistance.
Advances in postharvest management of cereals and grains provides a comprehensive review of the latest research on the causes of postharvest cereal losses, as well as the key research on the detection and control of fungal contaminants. This collection includes authoritative discussions led by leading experts on the viability of different technologies implemented to control postharvest losses, such as fumigation, biopesticides, controlled atmospheres and control of fungal contamination.
Reviews latest research on causes of cereal postharvest losses
Comprehensive review of the strengths and weakness of different technologies to control postharvest insect pests of cereals
Covers latest research on the detection and control of fungal contaminants
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What others are saying...
"Cutting world-wide food-grain spoilage by half can provide food stocks for over a billion malnourished people. This authoritative handbook, edited by leading international grain engineering scientist, Professor Dirk E. Maier, outlines and illustrates how to minimize/eliminate post-harvest spoilage losses. With contributions by leading international authorities, it highlights the causes and provides the needed science and technology to prevent postharvest spoilage losses. It will be a standard text for educating future post-harvest grain scientists and technicians and fills a critical information gap." Emeritus Prof. Ronald T. Noyes, Oklahoma State University, USA; Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers; President of Grain Storage Engineering LLC
Table of contents
Part 1 Postharvest losses and their causes 1.Post-harvest losses of cereals and other grains: opportunity among issues and challenges: Steven T. Sonka, University of Maryland, USA; 2.Advances in understanding fungal contamination in cereals: Kizito Nishimwe, Iowa State University, USA and University of Rwanda, Rwanda; Julie Aiza L. Mandap, Iowa State University, USA and University of The Philippines Los Baños, The Philippines; and Gary P. Munkvold, Iowa State University, USA; 3.Advances in detection and management of phosphine resistance in stored grain pests: David Schlipalius and Paul Ebert, University of Queensland, Australia; 4.Advances in understanding rodent pests affecting cereal grains: Peter R. Brown, CSIRO Health and Biosecurity, Australia; Grant R. Singleton, International Rice Research Institute, The Philippines; Steven R. Belmain, Natural Resources Institute (NRI) – University of Greenwich, UK; Nyo Me Htwe, Plant Protection Division – Myanma Agriculture Service, Myanmar; Loth Mulungu, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania; Mashaka Mdangi, Ministry of Agriculture, Tanzania; and Regino Cavia, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina;
Part 2 Storage technologies 5.Advances in bulk storage of cereals and grains: Michelle A. Friedmann and Dirk E. Maier, Iowa State University, USA; 6.Developments in the use of hermetic bags for grain storage: Dieudonne Baributsa, Purdue University, USA; and Ma Cristine Concepcion Ignacio, Iowa State University, USA and University of the Philippines Los Baños, The Philippines; 7.Advances in insect pest management in postharvest storage of cereals: detection and monitoring: Paul Fields, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada; Fuji Jian, University of Manitoba, Canada; and Dianxuan Wang, Henan University of Technology, China; 8.Advances in insect pest management in postharvest storage of cereals: use of controlled atmosphere and temperature control: Shlomo Navarro and Hagit Navarro, Green Storage Ltd., Israel; 9.Biologically based control strategies for managing stored-product insect pests: Benjamin Fürstenau and Garnet Marlen Kroos,
Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Germany; 10.Advances in insect pest management in postharvest storage of cereals: novel techniques: Peter Follett, USDA-ARS, USA; Georgios Akepsimaidis and Nicolas Meneses, Bühler AG, Switzerland; and Matthew Murdoch and Heidi Kotilainen, Bühler UK Limited, UK; 11.Advances in post-harvest detection and control of fungal contamination of cereals: Naresh Magan, Esther Garcia-Cela, Carol Verheecke-Vaessen and Angel Medina, Cranfield University, UK; 12.Advances in techniques for monitoring the quality of stored cereal grains: Roger G. Aby and Dirk E. Maier, Iowa State University, USA; 13.Supporting smallholder farmers in developing countries to improve postharvest management of staple grains: the role of loss reduction technologies: Brighton M. Mvumi, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe; and Tanya Stathers, Natural Resources Institute (NRI) – University of Greenwich, UK;