Wellington Souto Ribeiro

Wellington Souto Ribeiro
Universidade Estadual da Paraíba | UEPB · Centro de Ciências Agrárias e Ambientais (CCAA)

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Regulated deficit irrigation (RDI) is a technique used to save water, increase water use efficiency (WUE) and nutrients in plants. This practice can be enhanced when combined with soil management. In addition, enhancing root architecture and improving the absorption of water and nutrients in deeper zones can be achieved through the application of p...
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Semi-arid regions are a source of several high nutritional plant species yet underexplored. The prickly pear cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica) provides a secure source of nutrients and antioxidants for human consumption. This study aimed to describe and assess the antioxidant capacity of prickly pear cladodes in different development stages. A complete...
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The pinecone (Annona squamosa L.) is an Annonaceae that provides much appreciated fruit. However, these fruits have a limited shelf life due to their intense metabolic activity after harvest. The application of post-harvest conservation techniques, such as edible coatings, has been used to minimize the deleterious effects after the harvest of fruit...
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Sesame crops have large economic potential; however, the scarcity of good quality water in the Semiarid region of the Northeast of Brazil can affect production systems, which requires the search for cultivars that can better be adapted to the local conditions. In this context, the objective of this work was to evaluate the germination dynamics of s...
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Drought stress is one of the main causes of low crop productivity due to disturbances in plant growth, physiology and biochemical processes. Spermine application is an alternative to mitigate the harmful effects of this stress on plants. Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus L.) is an ornamental, medicinal and edible plant cultivated and consumed in several...
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Plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB) are bacteria that can enhance protect native plants from abiotic stresses including drought. The inoculation of these PGPB into crop forage plants may increase productivity helping to suppress its growing demand in semiarid regions. The present paper aims to evaluate the Sorghum bicolor L. morphogenic characte...
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Calendula officinalis L. is widely used in flowerbeds composition and cultivated as cut flowers. However, this species' plant height (30-60 cm) makes a stable disposition over tables a challenge, consequently impairing its sales as a potted plant. Paclobutrazol (PBZ) is a vegetal regulator that reduces the growth of plants. This study aimed to eval...
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The salinity of irrigation water and soil create considerable challenges in agriculture, as they harm the physiological processes and growth of plants. The exogenous application of antioxidant compounds, such as salicylic acid, can reduce the damage caused by salt stress. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the attenuation of salt stress induced by...
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Okra is a vegetable of high nutritional value, but highly perishable when stored in natura. Biscuits are products of great popular acceptance and allow the use of alternative flours. The objective was to evaluate cookies made with partial substitution of wheat flour for okra. Okra fruits were dried to obtain the flour. This was applied in biscuit f...
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Microalgae are considered a rich source of biostimulants for plants, as an excellent business opportunity for the agricultural sector, as they can activate plant metabolism, contributing to the improvement in physiological performance, phytomass and, subsequently, vigor and quality of seedlings. The objective of this work was to evaluate the potent...
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The salinity of the soil and irrigation water is one of the great challenges of agriculture. Salinity can have harmful effects on physiological processes and plant growth, including Tropaeolum majus L. (Tropaeolaceae). The application of phytohormones can be a strategy to mitigate these effects. The aim of this study was to evaluate the application...
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Flowers, leaves, fruits and buds of Tropaeolum majus are used for ornamental, medicinal and food purposes. However, salt stress limits the development and productivity of T. majus due to biochemical, physiological and anatomical disturbances. Polyamine application is an alternative for mitigating the harmful effects of salt stress. Thus, the object...
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The plant elicitors use as an agricultural input is limited and few studies show their influence on physiological responses. However, its use can induce broad-spectrum and long-lasting resistance in plants by inducing defense systems, primary and secondary metabolism. The the aim of this study was to evaluate the gas exchange (gs, A, E, Ci, WUE, iW...
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The banana is one of the most consumed fruits in the world, but it has little shelf life due to its high water activity. Drying is able to increase shelf life and pre-treatments can optimize the process. The objective was to study the solar drying kinetics and evaluate the effect of pre-treatments on the drying kinetics and physico-chemical quality...
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The solar dryer can reduce production costs, energy consumption, waste (use fruits outside the quality standard for fresh consumption) and is an alternative for small and medium producers. The solar dryer can reduce costs and is an alternative for small and medium producers worldwide. The consumption of fresh and processed tomatoes is high in the w...
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Devido à popularização do tempero condimentado, os consumidores passaram a ser mais exigentes em relação à qualidade e aos ingredientes utilizados na composição do produto, buscando melhor entendimento dos rótulos contidos nesse produto. O objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar marcas de tempero condimentado líquido comercializados na cidade de Currais N...
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The solar dryer can reduce production costs, energy consumption, waste (use fruits outside the quality standard for fresh consumption) and is an alternative for small and medium producers. The solar dryer can reduce costs and is an alternative for small and medium producers worldwide. The consumption of fresh and processed tomatoes is high in the w...
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Potato tubers destined for frying processing are stored at low temperatures to reduce sprout losses and diseases incidence. This study aimed to determine the proper minimum sampling number of potato cv. Markies to assess inadequate storage conditions. Tubers of the potato cv. Markies were stored at 6 and 8 °C for 180 days and fried. The potato stic...
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Contaminated water consumption is one of the greatest risks to human health, especially in underdeveloped and developing countries. Water is a universal right, but millions of people worldwide consume untreated surface water. The objective in this study is to evaluate water purification with Nopalea cochenillifera var. Miúda biomass. Fragments (1,...
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The longevity of cut flowers is limited by their ephemeral nature and by multiple stresses. Impairment in water uptake, depletion of stored carbohydrates, increases in both respiratory activity and ethylene production are signatures of flower senescence. A wide range of techniques is available to extend flower preservation, including the use of flo...
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Changes in the population's eating habits have expanded the French fries market. However, the need for refrigerated storage to supply sprouts and maintain a constant supply to the industry has led to a reduced number of cultivars suitable for processing due to the accumulation of sugars and browning after frying. Because of this, the objective of t...
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Potatoes for industrial processing must have high dry matter, low sugar and free from damage or disease. The objective was to determine the ideal temperature and storage period of commercial cultivars for frying. Tubers of Asterix and Cronos cultivars were stored in a cold chamber (Gallant CMC4 Premium) inside plastic boxes at 6 and 8 °C with 85 to...
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Common beans are one of the most economically important legumes in the world. The determination of the ideal harvesting period may coincide with the maximum seed quality and vigor. Thus, the objective was to evaluate the physiology of growth and development of fruits, seeds and seedlings of two cultivars of common beans. To this end, two cultivars...
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Light color after frying and sprouting are the main quality parameters evaluated by the pre-fried potato processing industry. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the suitability for use by the pre-fried potato processing industry, the cultivars Asterix, Corsica, Edison, Lionheart and Markies through the sprouting and post-frying...
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Light color after frying and sprouting are the main quality parameters evaluated by the pre-fried potato processing industry. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the suitability for use by the pre-fried potato processing industry, the cultivars Asterix, Corsica, Edison, Lionheart and Markies through the sprouting and post-frying...
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The juazeiro (Ziziphus joazeiro Mart.) is a typical plant from Northeastern Brazil that has edible fruits, with sweet taste and rich in vitamin C. Some research is directed to the physical characterization of these fruits, however, little is known about the their respiratory nature. In this way, the objective was to evaluate the respiratory activit...
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The market for edible flowers is expanding worldwide, due to the greater interest of the population in foods with therapeutic properties and the need to conquer the market with different and innovative products. Flowers can be used in decorating and preparing food and drinks, adding aroma, flavor and color. However, the chemical composition of flow...
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The adaptation of cacao and the quality of its fruits produced in the Northeast, mainly in the Jaguaribe Valley - Ceara, is still under study. Therefore, the objective was to characterize the quality of fruits of six cocoa genotypes produced in the Mesoregion of Jaguaribe, Northeast Brazil. Orchards of six genotypes of Theobrama cacao (PS1319, CCN5...
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The palm had its origin in North and South America and has great potential for semi-arid regions, widely cultivated in Northeast Brazil, for tolerating long periods of drought. Because it is a cactacea its physiology provides greater efficiency in the use of water. The stem is succulent with an estimated relevant nutritional value to be used in the...
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This study aimed to determine the effect of pruning on the phenological cycle of two pepper genotypes for ornamental purposes: Pirâmide ornamental (Capsicum frutescens) and Biquinho (Capsicum chinense). The first pruning was performed when the plants had four to five pairs of true leaves. The cuts were performed shortly after the first pair of full...
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Ziziphus joazeiro is endemic to the brazilian Caatinga and its fruits can be used as a food supplement by accelerating the ethanol metabolism in the body and reducing the alcohol harmful effects due to high alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) activity. The objective was to determine the kinetics of ADH activity, in different incubation times, of Z. joazei...
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High seed production makes Sporobolus indicus var. pyramidalis a difficult to control invasive grassland plant. The objective of the present study was to investigate the bioactivity of Cyperus rotundus, Phyllanthus tenellus and Ricinus communis green leaf extracts and of Carica papaya seeds on S. indicus germination without breaking dormancy, simul...
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As perdas pós-colheitas geram graves consequências econômicas e sociais para os produtores. O presente trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar as perdas pós-colheitas de hortaliças e seus pontos críticos. Foram realizadas entrevistas com os produtores de hortaliças da Zona Rural do município de Lagoa Seca/PB. Com as informações obtidas foram realizadas...
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O objetivo foi avaliar as características físicas e físico-químicas de flores de Tropaeolum majus L. vermelha, laranja e amarelas, encaminhadas para o laboratório de biologia da Universidade Estadual da Paraíba em Lagoa Seca – PB e feito avaliações físicas (massa fresca da flor, do pedúnculo e da flor com o pedúnculo, comprimento do pedúnculo e pec...
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A busca por compostos naturais com atividade inseticida tem sido considerada uma estratégia promissora. Metabólitos secundários de plantas podem inibir o desenvolvimento de insetos sendo repelentes e/ou atraindo alguns insetos que oferecem defesa à planta. A utilização de metabólitos de plantas é uma perspectiva limpa para o controle de insetos-pra...
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Within the genetic variability of the Capsicum genus there are plants with ornamental potential, but awry height required by the market. Paclobutrazol (PBZ), gibberellin retardant and growth inhibitor, is normally used as alternative to reduce plant height. The objective was to evaluate the PBZ (0, 25, 50 and 75 mg L-1) effect on plant height of ei...
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The genus Capsicum has varying levels of sensitivity to ethylene. Variability knowledge allows planning post-production methodologies of potted pepper plants and can be used in breeding programs. The objective of this study was to evaluate the ethylene sensitivity of three ornamental pepper genotypes of the germplasm bank of Universidade Federal de...
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Gladiolus grandiflorus L. is highly susceptible to Fusarium and losses caused by this disease varies from 60% to 100%. Injuries caused during harvest, transport and inadequate storage, facilitate infection. The dynamics of wound healing can reduce infection by Fusarium. The objective was to characterize the wound healing in corms of G. grandiflora...
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Aims: The objective was to determine the influence of the onion harvest time "Baia Periforme" on post-harvest quality of the bulbs during storage. Study Design: The experiment was conducted in a randomized block design with three treatments, six replicates with two bulbs each. Place and Duration of Study: Departamento de Fitotecnia, Universidade Fe...
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Oenocarpus distichus presents economic, ecological, and dietary potential for pulp market processed in natura. Germplasm conservation and genetic improvement depend on genetic divergence studies. The objective was to quantify genetic divergence in a native population of O. distichus genotypes based on fruit biometrics. The fruit length and width, f...
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Bananas are usually ripened with calcium carbide (CaC2), a dangerous substance that can cause food poisoning. The objective was to test the empirical ripening banana method using Bowdichia virgilioides leaves compared to carbide. Ripening tests were carried out using ‘Pacovan’ banana fruits with B. virgilioides leaves and carbide following the empi...
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1-MCP has been effectively used as an antagonist of ethylene deleterious actions in flowers and ornamental plants. The objective was to evaluate the efficiency of 1-MCP (0.0, 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 g m-3) in maintaining post-production quality of exogenous ethylene sensitive ornamental pepper. Two commercial varieties were evaluated: Pimenta Colorida and...
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Tropaeolum majus L. é utilizada como flor comestível e medicinal. A conservação e a qualidade das flores são determinadas, principalmente, pelo estádio de maturação em que são colhidas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar o ponto de colheita de flores de T. majus. Os estádios fenológicos das flores foram determinados visualmente. A antocianina...
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Background. The production and marketing of flower and ornamentals have increased in the world. However, about 50% of this production is lost due to injuries caused by precarious harvesting, transportation and storage, which facilitates tissue infection. The objective of this research was to characterize wound healing in refrigerated Gladioulus gra...
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Introduction: Bananas are usually matured with carbide, a dangerous substance that can cause food poisoning. The objective was to test the empirical ripening banana method using Bowdichia virgilioides leaves compared to carbide. Material and Methods: Ripening tests were carried out using 'Pacovan' banana fruits with Bowdichia virgilioides leaves an...
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Pasture implantation fragments and reduces the Amazonian forest area. The objective was to quantify landscape changes in 1985, 2000 and 2015 in northern Mato Grosso, Brazil. The study was carried out in three scenes obtained by the LANDSAT satellite of a microbasin (2742.33 ha) in the municipality of Alta Floresta. Forest, water bodies, pasture and...
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The objective of this work was to evaluate the action of paclobutrazol (PBZ) on the growth and ornamental value of two pepper accessions and two commercial cultivars of ornamental pepper - Biquinho Vermelha and Bode Amarela. A PBZ aqueous solution (250 mL) was used to soak the substrate at 0, 20, 40, and 60 mg L-1 a.i. concentrations when the plant...
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Pre cooling is applied to remove the field heat of harvested horticultural produces. The goal of this work was to determine the cooling curve and the effects of hydro cooling on quality and shelf life of iceberg lettuce ‘Lucy Brown’ stored at 5°C and 22°C. Through shelf life, it was determined the changes on accumulated fresh weight loss, leaf rela...
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The effects of three paclobutrazol (PBZ) application methods on ornamental characteristics of two pepper cultivars (‘Biquinho Vermelha’ and ‘Bode Amarela’) were evaluated. Plant growth regulator at 10 μM PBZ was added at transplanting by drenching 250 mL PBZ solution on the pot substrate, foliar spray of 10 mL PBZ solution or by submerging seedling...
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The species of Capsicum genus have great genetic variability with enormous potential for marketing as ornamental potted plants. The exposure at ethylene induces various deleterious responses during plants life cycle, but there are few studies on how the ethylene affects early developmental stages of these ornamental plants. Thus, this study aimed t...
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Este estudo teve como objetivo determinar o efeito da poda de formação sobre o ciclo fenológico de dois genótipos de pimenteira para fins ornamentais: Pirâmide Ornamental (Capsicum frutescens) e Biquinho (Capsicum chinense). A primeira poda foi realizada quando as plantas apresentavam quatro a cinco pares de folhas verdadeiras. Os cortes foram real...
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O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito do hidroresfriamento seguido de armazenamento a 12º C na manutenção da qualidade pós-colheita de cebolinha. Foram utilizadas para este experimento cebolinhas oriundas de produtor local, colhidas nas primeiras horas da manhã e conduzidas imediatamente ao laboratório, onde foram submetidas à hidroresfria...
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Nineteen cowpea genotypes from the Germplasm Bank of the Genetic Improvement Program of the Agronomic Institute of Pernambuco, Brazil (IPA) were evaluated in three locations in Northeast of Brazil, featuring edaphoclimatic characteristics of Tropical Savanna (Cerrado) and Caatinga (Semiarid) biomes. The aim of this study was to evaluate genotypes w...
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Species from Capsicum genus are used for different purposes and in more recent years as ornamental potted plant. Despite the increased commercial importance, there are only a few studies on the environmental factors affecting the post-production shelf life of these ornamental plants. The presence of ethylene induces various responses on potted pepp...
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Storage temperature affects the rate and extent of wound-healing in a number of root and tuber crops. The effect of storage temperature on wound-healing in sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris L.) roots, however, is largely unknown. Wound-healing of sugarbeet roots was investigated using surface-abraded roots stored at 6 and 12°C for 28 days. Surface abrasions...
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Breeding programs seek to reduce the time spent assessing characteristics more times than necessary. However, this reduction should in no way undermine the representativeness and reliability of the information. Thus, an important success factor in breeding programs is the knowledge of the ideal number of assessments needed to evaluate commercially...
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Lettuce is a vegetable highly susceptible to water loss, which reduces its shelf life and increases the final cost to the consumer. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of hydrocooling on the postharvest shelf life of butter lettuce ‘Vitória de Santo Antão’. The lettuce heads, after selection, were subjected to the following treatments...
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Maxixe (Cucumis anguria) is a vegetable belonging to the Cucurbitaceae family. The fruit is harvested when it is immature, with tender seeds and bright green skin. This tropical fruit is very popular among the Brazilian immigrants living in the states of Massachusetts and New Jersey (USA). However, the fruit has short postharvest shelf life, showin...
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Arracacha (Arracacia xanthorrhiza Bancroft) belongs to the Umbelliferae family and originated from the Andes. It is a very popular staple root in the southern states of Brazil. The present work aimed at evaluating the influence of PVC film and temperature of storage on the shelf life of arracacha tap roots ('Roxa de Viçosa'). The roots were harvest...
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The Brazilian market for ornamental peppers follows a minimum quality standard. The quality patterns take in consideration some plant characteristics, such as the height, fruit number and diameter. These characteristics give harmony to the potted plant, which among other factors, depend on genotype and the substrate employed. This study aimed to de...
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This study determined the effect of different types of pruning on the commercial quality in two genotypes of ornamental peppers (‘Biquinho’ and BGH-7073). The pepper seedlings were grown in a greenhouse and transplanted to pots of 900 ml. The first pruning was done when the plants had 4 to 5 pairs of true leaves. The cuts were made above the first...
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Heliconia flowers are known for their lush beauty of shapes and colors. However, the final quality is mainly linked to the postharvest handling. Therefore, we evaluated the postharvest quality of Heliconia wagneriana after the pretreatment with the preservative solutions of 10% and 20% sucrose, 30 and 75 mg L-1 silver nitrate (AgNO3). Recuting the...
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Growing peppers for ornamental proposes is a new trend for the Brazilian consumer market and abroad. Ornamental harmony of the potted plants, among other factors depends on the genotype and the substrate employed. Thus, this study aimed to determine the effect of two substrates on the production and quality of two genotypes of pepper (‘Ornamental P...
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The effectiveness of the modified atmosphere can be increased by the use of absorbers ethylene being the most widely used potassium permanganate (KMnO4). In this context , the objective of this study was to evaluate the use of sachets of KMnO4 in the conservation of postharvest quality of papaya variety of Sunrise Solo stored at room temperature. F...
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Origem, dOmesticaçãO e disPersãO Segundo Flores (1994), acredita-se que a origem da palma dos gêneros Opuntia e Nopalea é o continente americano, sendo que o gênero Opuntia tem o México como o seu provável centro de origem, pois existem evidências que apontam que a sua do-mesticação ocorreu a pelo menos 9000 anos, a partir de espécies ancestrais de...
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Resumo-Perda de água e despigmentação da casca diminuem a vida de prateleira do limão e sua aceitação pelo consumidor. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a viabilidade da aplicação de cera em limão-verdadeiro (Citrus limon (L.) Burm.) cultivado no Sertão Paraibano, visando a conservação de suas características pós-colheita. O experimento foi reali...
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RESUMO O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar o efeito dos extratos de nin, erva-doce, citronela e o controle (sem extrato), na minimização da podridão peduncular em abacaxi colhido ¾ maduro, oriundo de plantio de entressafra do município de Itapororoca, PB. No laboratório foram imersos em solução de 50 ppm de cloro ativo e secados ao ar. Os extrato...