442-060 (AREC-118P)

Authors as Published

William Wilcke, Extension Agricultural Engineer, Virginia Tech; Herbert Stiles, Extension Horticulturist, Virginia Tech Revised by Ramón A. Arancibia, Extension Horticulture Specialist, Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Virginia Tech

Cover, Forced-Air Produce Cooler

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Field heat removal from freshly harvested produce is critical for subsequent handling and storage. Heat removal should be done immediately after harvest to maximize storage potential of the produce. The longer heat removal is delayed, the shorter the shelf life. Force air cooling has been design to remove field heat to bring the produce temperature down to the storage temperature.

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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

January 28, 2015