Publications - Writtle University College




Pringle, R.T, Bishop C.F.H. and Clayton R (2009) Potatoes – Postharvest CABI, Wallingford Chapter


Bishop C F H, Rees D, Muhammad U A C, Harper G and Stroud G (2012) Potatoes in Crop Post-Harvest Science and Technology Perishables Edited by D Rees, G Farrell and J Orchard – Wiley Blackwell.

Bishop C F H and Hanney S J (2008) Environmentally-compatible packaging of fresh agricultural and horticultural produce for book Environmentally-compatible food packaging Edited by E Chiellini, Woodhead Publishing


Bishop C.F.H., Gash A.F.J., Heslim C. and S. Hanney (2012) The coefficient of friction of individual potatoes and various handling materials – Short communication Res. Agr. Eng Vol. 58, 2012, No. 3: 114–117

C.F.H.Bishop and I Ramma (2012) Postharvest Loss Reduction of “MST32/1” Cooking Tomatoes produced by Small Farmers in Mauritius Acta Hort 934 85-88

S.O. Tshwenyane, F J Cullum, C.F.H. Bishop and A F J Gash (2012) Effects of Carbon Dioxide Enriched Atmospheres on the Postharvest Control of Botrytis of “Duett” Cut Roses Acta Hort 934 441-447.

C.F.H. Bishop, E. Bingley and H. Matthews (2011) The Value of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships as a Tool for Capacity Building within the Kenyan Horticulture Sector Acta Hort 921 143-149

S.O. Tshwenyane and C.F.H. Bishop (2011) The Effect of Storage Temperature Fluctuations on the Post-Harvest Performance of Rosa hybrida L. ‘Duett’ Acta Hort. 911, 531-536

S.O. Tshwenyane and C.F.H. Bishop (2010) Effect of Harvesting Time on the Respiration Rate and Vase Life of Three Cut Rose Cultivars ‘Golden Gate’, ‘Duett’ and ‘Cream Prophyta Acta Hort. 877, 1745-1748

M Mirzaee, Bishop C F H and Namit S (2008) Implication of temperature changes during strawberry supply chain. Journal of Agricultural Machinery Science 4 (4) 381-387

S.O. Tshwenyane and C.F.H. Bishop (2008) The Effect of Uniform and Fluctuating Temperature on the Respiration and Vase life of ‘Akito’ Roses Acta Hort 847 265-268

Bishop C F H, Hanney S J & Giles G (2007) Returnable plastic crates for flowers. Acta Hort 755:291-296

Bishop C F H, Gash, A F J, Mathas E & Finlayson I (2007) Use of modified packaging with cut flowers. Acta Hort 755: 515-518.

Phasey, S., Gash, A.F.J., Tully, M. and Bishop, C. (2007). Effect of 1-MCP on quality aspects of “Encore” tomatoes. Acta Hort.) 741:141-149

Hanney & Bishop (2005); Energy Usage in Onion Storage, 5th International Postharvest Symposium, Verona, Italy June 2004, Acta Hort, Vol. 682, 1617-1624. An 'Energy Usage in UK Onion Blub Storage' poster on this subject was recently produced. (

Tully, Hanney & Bishop (2005); The effect of 1-MCP on the storage potential of UK cultivar plum, 5th International Postharvest Symposium, Verona, Italy June 2004, Acta Hort, Vol. 682, 1579-1584 An 'Effect of 1-MCP on UK Cultivar Plums' poster on this subject was recently produced. (

P. Belletti, J. Cullum, F. Gorian, I. Monteleone and B. Piotto (2004) The use of a compost activator to overcome seed dormancy in Rosa canina L. Seeds of Rosa canina possess a complex dormancy mechanism which normally requires protracted periods of natural stratification before germination is possible. As an alternative pretreatment it is shown that the compost activator, Garotta, is able to break seed dormancy when incorporated into the stratification mixture.

James F Thompson, Bishop, C.F.H and Patrick E Brecht (2004) Air Transport of Perishable Products, UC Davis. Third in a series of award-winning publications on proper transportation of perishables. Here you'll find comprehensive information on protecting the product from the temperature extremes that are common in air freight, selecting the proper boxes for shipment, how to plan a load, product compatibility, loading air freight containers, and how to monitor and record temperature during transit. The publication also describes the advantages and disadvantages of air freight and describes the services provided by freight forwarders. University of California Publication 21618. A poster has been produced to accompany this research.