Postharvest handling and cooling of fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers for small farms: Mixed Loads

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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:

  • Temperature
  • Relative humidity
  • Atmosphere; oxygen and carbon dioxide
  • Protection from odors
  • Protection from physiologically active gases, such as ethylene

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Authors: 
L. G. Wilson
Authors: 
M. D. Boyette
Authors: 
E. A. Estes
Publisher: 
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
Year: 
1999