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Efficiency of Salicylic Acid Application on Postharvest Perishable Crops

  • S. Supapvanich
  • S. PromyouEmail author


Salicylic acid is recognised as a plant growth regulator and is classified as a phenylpropanoid compound. Salicylic acid has been widely applied either at pre-harvest or post-harvest. It has been recently accepted that salicylic acid is a safe chemicals, used to control post-harvest quantity or quality losses of perishable crops. In this chapter, we have focused on salicylic acid application to post-harvest crops and its effects on physicochemical quality changes including that of biologically active compounds, physiological disorders and diseases of fruit, vegetables and ornamentals.


Salicylic acid Post-harvest application  Perishable crops  



The authors are grateful to Postharvest Technology Innovation Center, Commission on Higher Education, Thailand for providing grants.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Natural Resources and Agro-IndustryKasetsart University, Chalermphrakiat Sakon Nakhon Province CampusSakon Nakhon provinceThailand
  2. 2.Postharvest Technology Innovation Center, Commission on Higher EducationBangkokThailand

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