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Post Harvest Handling

Post Harvest Handling

Central Valley Post Harvest newsletter

Good Agricultural Practices for Food Safety – a quick overview

Postharvest Handling Guidelines – a quick overview (from the Small Farm Newsletter, Vol 1, 2007)

Postharvest Handling of Organic Crops, UC ANR #7254, 2000, FREE

Produce Fact Sheets (a series of fact sheets published by the UC Postharvest Technology Research and Information Center summarizing the latest recommendations for maintaining postharvest quality of specific fruits, vegetables, ornamentals)

Properties and Recommended Conditions for Storage of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Charts


Chlorination and Organic Produce, UC ANR #8198, 2006, FREE

Postharvest Chlorination: Basic Properties & Key Points, UC ANR #8003, 1997, FREE

Water Disinfection: A Practical Approach to Calculating Dose Values for Preharvest and Postharvest Applications, UC ANR #7256, 2001, FREE

UC Post Harvest Research & Information Center

UC Food Safety Website

UC Good Agricultural Practices Website

UC Postharvest Manuals (online preview available for most manuals):

Commercial Cooling of Fruits & Vegetables Manual (from UCD Postharvest Research & Information Center) $10

Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops, UC ANR #3311, 2002, $65

Postharvest Transport Series, UC ANR #21621, 2004, $36

Small Scale Postharvest Practices Manuals (from UCD Postharvest Research & Information Center)