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postharvest_bt_jun18.jpgThe use of gas phase detection and monitoring of potato soft rot infection in store

Rutolo Massimo F, Clarkson John P, Harper Glyn and Covington James A

The use of gas phase detection and monitoring of potato soft rot infection in store

Soft rot caused mainly by the bacterium Pectobacterium carotovorum is a major cause of potato post-harvest storage losses. This work reports on pre-symptomatic detection and monitoring of soft rot under laboratory and commercial research store conditions by means of an array of gas sensorsResults showed that a number of gas sensors could detect and monitor early soft rot development with considerable accuracy.

Postharvest Biology and Technology. June 2018

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