After going through this RLO, you should be able to explain maturity and harvesting of tomato.
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After going through this RLO, you should be able to list and explain the pre-harvest factors which affect the quality of fruits and vegetables.
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After going through this RLO, you should be able to explain what are the post harvest losses and how it can be reduced.
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