General Postharvest Information
- Vegetables: Handling, Cooling and Sanitation Techniques for Maintaining Postharvest Quality
Successful postharvest handling of vegetable crops requires careful coordination and integration of the various steps from harvest operations to consumer level in order to maintain the initial product quality
Other Sites and Publications
- The Commercial Storage of Fruits, Vegetables, and Florist and Nursery Stocks - USDA ARS
Agriculture Handbook Number 66, revised April 2004
- Postharvest Technology Research and Information Center - University of California-Davis
- Central Valley Postharvest Newsletter - University of California-Davis
Emphasis on nectarines, peaches, plums, kiwifruit, apricots, persimmons, pomegranates, Asian pears, and table grapes
- Postharvest Information Network - Washington State University
"A resource for postharvest information on apples, pears, cherries, stone fruit, and general practices"
- Tree Fruit Research Laboratory - USDA ARS
"The USDA-ARS Tree Fruit Research Laboratory was the first fruit research laboratory to be established in the heart of the apple producing country of North America, and is an integral part of the Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center"
- Postharvest Handling of Horticultural Crops Information Leaflets - North Carolina State University
- Sydney Postharvest Laboratory - Sydney University, Australia
The main services offered at this site are advice and research for specific problems, evaluation of postharvest technologies, storage and handling software, assistance with commercialization, patents for licensing, expert witness and cargo loss
- 2010 Florida Citrus Code - FL Statutes
Title XXXV, Chapter 601, Florida Citrus Code
- Current Research Information System (CRIS) - USDA
"CRIS is the USDA's documentation and reporting system for ongoing and recently completed research projects in agriculture, food and nutrition, and forestry"
- The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)--CDC
"Providing national and world leadership to prevent work-related illnesses and injuries"
- Prevention of Post-Harvest Food Losses: Fruits, Vegetables and Root Crops - FAO
- Small-Scale Postharvest Handling Practices - FAO
A Manual for Horticultural Crops, 3rd edition
- Fruits of Warm Climates - Purdue University
- National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference - USDA
Nutritional values on various foods as found by the USDA
- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
- California Citrus Quality Council
"The Quality Assurance Program’s overall objective is to make sure our citrus meets sanitary, phytosanitary, pesticide residue tolerances and food safety and food additive standards of domestic and export markets"
- Citrus Research Board
"This site is designed specifically for growers, packers and others involved in California citrus production to obtain information on the work supported by the industry under the California Citrus Improvement Program"
- Fruit Facts - California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc.
"A series of publications containing information on individual fruits, including botanical identification, plant description and culture notes, and characteristics of cultivars"
- The Packer
A place to go on the internet for agricultural news and information
- Training in Postharvest Technology - The Postharvest Education Foundation
Utilizing improved postharvest practices often results in reduced food losses, improved overall quality and food safety, and higher profits for growers and marketers
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