About the book
This book will collect new information on the pre and postharvest practices that affect strawberry yield and fruit quality. Horticulture industry is changing rapidly due to environmental, economical and social constraints and strawberry industry is no exception. Climate change, migration and economic challenges are a few examples. The science is also changing rapidly as new technologies have emerged. Large amount of data have been generated in many research areas and they need to be incorporated into the established practices. Hyperspectral imaging, genome sequencing and big data projects are a few examples of the research field that generates a large amount of data. These information need to be integrated into the available production and storage practices or create new and innovative practices that improves yield and fruit quality of strawberries. The next step would be to inform researchers and growers of the latest information from the research community on the new and improved methods both before and after harvest that may affect strawberry yield and fruit quality. This book will collect and represent information in these areas of research.