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National Open University Exam Past Question – CPT 514 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 EXAMINATION

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA CPT 514 Post Harvest Handling and Storage

14-16 AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 EXAMINATION

 

 

CPT 514                      (Post Harvest Handling and Storage)

INSTUCTION:          ANSWER ANY FOUR QUESTIONS IN TWO HOURS All Questions weighs 15 marks

Total marks obtainable =60.

Question (1)

* List and describe any five climatic elements that affect plant growth and development. Question (2)

  1. a) Define rainfall and list any other form of precipitation apart from rainfall.
  2. b) List any 3 functions of water in plant.
  3. c) List any 3 effect of excess of water in plants. Question ( 3) .
  4. a) Discuss post-harvest treatments to minimize loss and maximize quality of produce b).        Describe the treatments for decay control

c).        Describe operations prior to packaging

Question (4)

  1. a) i) Describe primary,(ii) secondary and (iii) tertiary processing of crop product b) Explain traditional food fermentation in Nigeria

vi)List any3 challenges of food processing in Nigeria

Question (5)

  1. a) Describe the process of respiration and its effect on produce quality b) Explain the terms climacteric and non-climacteric fruits
  2. c) Enumerate the factors that impact on rates of respiration

Question (6)

a )        Describe the problems encountered during storage of crop produce b)        Briefly explain how canning as a method of shelf life extension

  1. c) Briefly explain how drying as a method of shelf-life extension d)        Briefly explain how as a method of shelf-life extension
  2. e) Briefly explain how high pressure as a method of shelf-life extension
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