Producción de Frutas y Hortalizas

Record Keeping as a Form of Risk Management

Record keeping is a topic few producers care to discuss or do. It can be time consuming and take valuable time away from your field work. However, it is becoming a critical task in production agriculture. Currently, government agencies, lenders, and insurance companies are requiring better and...
Lynn F. Kime
Penn State Extension

On Farm Food Safety: Guide to Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)

Food safety concerns are increasing as once unheard of illness-causing microorganisms become more prevalent and as products previously considered safe cause an increasing number of illnesses each year. Produce, recently thought of as a safe product, has been identified as a cause of major...
Jason Ellis
Dan Henroid
Catherine Strohbehn
Lester Wilson
Iowa State University Extension

A Grower Self Assessment of Food Safety Risks

The purpose of implementing Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) is to reduce the risks of microbial contamination of fruits and vegetables. This means keeping bacteria, viruses, and parasites that cause human illness off produce. Most fruits and vegetables are grown outside in the soil, among many...
Anusuya Rangarajan
Elizabeth A. Bihn
Marvin P. Pritts
Robert B. Gravaniis
Cornell University, Department of Food Science and Department of Horticulture

Good Agricultural Practices: A Self-Audit for Growers and Handlers

Self assessment of Good Agricultural Practices and microbial food safety. Designed to be used by growers, packers, and handlers of fresh-consumed horticultural products. This will provide a brief outline of the fundamental components of microbial food safety that should be part of any...
UC Davis
UC Davis

National benchmarking against GLOBALGAP: Case studies of Good Agricultural Practices in Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico and Chile

This desk study examines the experiences and lessons learned from four case studies of countries aiming at the GLOBALGAP benchmarking procedure for na. tional Good Agricultural Practices, namely Chile, Kenya, Malaysia, and Mexico. Aspects that determine the origin and character of the benchmarking...
Olga van der Valk
Joop van der Roest
LEI Wageningen UR

Pawpaw - A "Tropical" Fruit for Temperate Climates

This publication is intended as a summary overview of pawpaw (or paw paw) production, including overall culture, pests, harvest, post-harvest, marketing, and research which seeks to develop the pawpaw’s potential for commercial development. The pawpaw (Asimina triloba) has great potential...
Guy Ames
Lane Greer
ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service