Group Title: Lake Alfred AREC Research report
Title: Packinghouse newsletter
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 Material Information
Title: Packinghouse newsletter
Series Title: Lake Alfred AREC Research report
Alternate Title: Citrus packinghouse newsletters
Packing house newsletter
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Citrus Experiment Station (Lake Alfred, Fla.)
Citrus Experiment Station (Lake Alfred, Fla.)
Agricultural Research and Education Center (Lake Alfred, Fla.)
Citrus Research and Education Center (Lake Alfred, Fla.)
Indian River Research Education Center
Publisher: Citrus Experiment Station
Place of Publication: Lake Alfred Fla
Lake Alfred Fla
Publication Date: December 1973
Copyright Date: 1965
Frequency: irregular
completely irregular
 Subjects
Subject: Citrus fruits -- Harvesting -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Citrus fruits -- Packing -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
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Additional Physical Form: Also issued on the World Wide Web.
Dates or Sequential Designation: No.1 (Sept. 1, 1965)-
Issuing Body: Issued by the Citrus Experiment Station (no. 1-38); Lake Alfred (Fla.) Agricultural Research and Education Center (no. 39-136); Lake Alfred (Fla.) Citrus Research and Education Center (no. 137-189); and the Ft. Pierce (Fla.) Indian River Research and Education Center (no. 190- ).
General Note: Title from caption.
General Note: Latest issue consulted: No. 202 (Aug. 1, 2005)
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Bibliographic ID: UF00095555
Volume ID: VID00047
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 02430250
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letter #59


Lake Alfred AREC Research Report-CS73-12
December 14, 1973-WFW-1000









Editor: W. F. Wardowski
Harvesting and Handling Section
University of Florida
Agricultural Research and Education Center
P. O. Box 1088
Lake Alfred, Florida 33850


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

and

STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF CITRUS


*Anyone wishing to receive this newsletter
may send a dozen stamped, preaddressed
envelopes to the above address.






Key Word Index


Export, Humidity




Newsletter #59 Lake Alfred AREC Research Report-CS73-12
December 14, 1973-WFW-1000


Harvesting and Handling Section

PACKINGHOUSE NEWSLETTER


EUROPEAN GRAPEFRUIT ARRIVALS

Larry Risse, USDA, Rotterdam, tells us that some grapefruit arrivals in Europe
leave everything to be desired.

They have observed chilling injury on both Indian River and Interior grape-
fruit. Thermostat settings were found as low as 480F. Air much colder than the
thermostat setting is usually delivered onto the fruit. The recommended tempera-
tures for grapefruit are 600F early in the season down to 500F late in the season.
(Although, we expect to revise this late season recommendation before the late
shipments start this season.) Once again, "Postharvest Decay Control Recommendations
for Fresh Citrus Fruit" including these temperature recommendations is listed in
Available Publications.

Fruit should be precooled to the shipping temperature prior to shipping.
Shipping trailers are designed to maintain temperature, not change it.

Decay losses up to 21% were also observed on European arrivals. On grapefruit!
The chances are that this fruit was hopelessly abused at the time of harvest,
possibly even being shaken to the ground. Decay control has to begin at the time
of harvest if we expect to deliver high quality fruit, both domestic and export.

Larry Risse also pointed out that some shipments were in domestic cartons instead
of the export carton with the 350-pound test bottom (inner telescope). We assume
.he mentioned this because some of the containers failed as they have done in the
past.

On the bright side, several shipments have arrived on slip sheets and tests
with slip sheets are in the planning stages. Also, Larry Risse and Bill Chace
(our men in Rotterdam) have a buyer who would be willing to cooperate on bin (pallet
box) shipments. Pallet box shipments are a logical step for reduced costs and
better quality for those markets (domestic and export) that can handle them.
Contact Dr. Tim Hatton, USDA, 2120 Camden Road, Orlando, Florida 32803, phone
(305) 241-6791 or me (address on .cover) (813) 956-1151 for Larry Risse's address
if you are interested in cooperating in these tests.

Will Wardowski
Extension Service


INDIAN RIVER CITRUS LEAGUE IN NEW OFFICES

M. R. "Buck" Buckalew, General Manager, Indian River Citrus League, informs
us that their offices are now in the new Agri-Center Building, 5 miles west of
downtown Vero Beach on State Road 60 at 7150 20th Street. The mailing address
(P. O. Box 519, zip code 32960) and telephone number [(305) 562-2728)]remain the
same. Congratulations, Buck, on your new location.


Editor






December 14, 1973


INDIAN RIVER CITRUS SEMINAR

The 27th Annual Indian River Citrus Seminar is scheduled January 16 and 17,
1974, at the Vero Beach Community Center (across the street from the County
Courthouse). The meeting will start at 9 AM each day. Official programs may be
obtained from your County Extension office after the Christmas holiday mail rush
is over.

Editor


CONTROLLING DRIP FROM MIST HUMIDIFIERS


1"--I"-|" Humidifier systems have been very much
ZZLE / FINE improved in recent years. However, trouble with
SCOPPER SCREEN free water from nozzles still occurs occasionally
S,. ,- When this is troublesome, having the nozzle dis-
R charge through several layers of copper screening
makes an effective water eliminator so that
-the free water can be drained off (see figure).
a a Note that if materials other than copper are used.
-R SP algae will build up on the screen, sump, and pip(
OP and soon cause a blockage. Very few organisms
will grow on a copper surface.

AIN .R PE W. Grierson
COPPER PPE. AREC, Lake Alfred






AVAILABLE PUBLICATIONS

Available from Dr. W. F. Wardowski, AREC, P. O. Box 1088, LTa-e Alfred, Florida 33850.

"Postharvest Decay Control Recommendations for Fresh Citrus Fruit" by A. A.
McCornack and W. F. Wardowski, Extension Circular 359, March, 1972.

"Development of Green Mold in Degreened Oranges" by G. Eldon Brown, Phytopathology
63(9), 1973.

Available from USDA, 2120 Camden Road, Orlando, Florida 32803.

"Reduction of Chilling Injury of Citrus Fruits in Cold Storage by Intermittent
Warming" by P. L. Davis and R. C. Hofmann, J. Food Sci. 38, 1973.


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This public document was promulgated at an annual cost
of $201.60, or two and one-half'cents per copy to inform
county agricultural directors, ranchers, and growers of
research results in harvesting and fresh fruit handling
and marketing.


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