Field heat should be removed from fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers as quickly as possible after harvest. Each commodity should be maintained at its lowest safe temperature. Cooling and storage requirements for specific commodities are presented below, in NC Cooperative Extension Service Publication AG-414-1, and USDA Agricultural Handbook No. 66.
Proper postharvest cooling can:
Postharvest handling and cooling of fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers for small farms: Mixed Loads
At times, it is necessary to transport or store different commodities together. In such mixed loads it is very important to combine only those commodities that are compatible with respect to their requirements for:
Estrategias de presentación de espárragos (Asparagus officinalis L.): preferencias de los consumidores
Production of the 2012 asparagus crop is forecast at 759,000 cwt, down 10 percent from 2011. Area harvested, at 25,300 acres, is down 7 percent from last year. Fresh production, at 626,000 cwt, is down 7 percent from 2011. Processed production, at 6,650 tons, is down 22 percent from last year.
Florida Plant Disease Management Guide: Chemical Control Guide for Diseases of Vegetables, Revision No. 21
This publication is a guide to lawful use of sprayable chemicals intended for control of plant diseases affecting vegetables grown in Florida. For each crop, products are listed by FRAC code in alphabetical order to help differentiate products based on their active ingredient(s) and their specific mode of action(s).
Control etológico de huevos de Spodoptera eridania (Stoll) y S. ochrea (Hampson), y adultos de otras especies (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), en el cultivo de espárrago (Asparagus officinalis Linnaeus), en La Libertad, Perú
Issued 4 times per year, the Vegetables and Pulses Outlook, which is presented in a newsletter format, provides current intelligence and forecasts the effects of changing conditions in the U.S. vegetable and melon sector (including potatoes, pulses, and mushrooms). Topics include production, consumption, shipments, prices received, trade, and more.