What is Post Harvest Technology?
Post harvest technology (PHT), most popularly known as post harvest handling, is a series of methods and techniques used in the preservation of agricultural commodities after harvest. It is a science applied to agricultural commodities for the purpose of preservation, conservation, quality control and enhancement, processing, packaging, storage, distribution, marketing, and utilization to meet the food and nutritional requirements of consumers in relation to their needs. Continue reading “The Importance of Post Harvest Technology for Fruits and Vegetables”
According to studies, an estimate of about one-third of potential crop production is lost to pest infestation alone every year before harvest. Other problems like soil-borne diseases and inclement weather conditions generate additional fraction of loss every year before harvesting time. Aside from that, there’s also a general estimation of losing 10% of crops after harvest. Continue reading “Crop Protection: 3 Methods of Protecting Your Produce Without Using Chemicals”
Most people, unless, of course, you prefer drinking tea, fancy a cup of joe every morning. Some even rely on coffee just to get through the entire day. Continue reading “How to Grow Coffee Plant at Home”
Plant diseases are usually caused by an infection brought by harmful organisms or parasites. While it’s hard to accurately know what kind of pathogen has infected your plant, you can still identify the disease through its symptoms. In early cases, you can still save your plant from further damage or even death; however, this requires correct diagnosis. This is to ensure that you will be applying the proper cure for the infected plant. Continue reading “Common Plant Diseases: How to Identify and Treat Them”