Postharvest handling of fruits & vegetables

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Appropriate production practices, careful harvesting, and proper packaging, storage, and transport all contribute to good produce quality. This publication covers postharvest practices suitable for small-scale operations, and points out the importance of production and harvesting techniques for improving quality and storability. Various methods for cooling fresh produce are discussed, and resources are listed for further information, equipment, and supplies.
Contents:

  • Production Practices
  • Harvest Handling
  • Postharvest & Storage
  • References
  • Enclosures
  • Resources
  • Appendix I: Storage Conditions
  • Appendix II: The Portacooler
Authors: 
Janet Bachmann
Authors: 
Richard Earles
Publisher: 
ATTRA
Year: 
2000