Group Title: Lake Alfred AREC Research report
Title: Packinghouse newsletter
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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: May 1969
Copyright Date: 1965
Frequency: irregular
completely irregular
Subject: Citrus fruits -- Harvesting -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Citrus fruits -- Packing -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
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: VID00013
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
lccn - 2006229390

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Harvesting and Handling Section
University of Florida
Citrus Experiment Station
P.O. Box 1088
Lake Alfred, Florida, 33850
(Complimentary to members of the Florida Fresh Citrus Shippers Association.
Others wishing to receive this newsletter, send a dozen stamped preaddressed
envelopes to the above address.).

Citrus Station Mimeo Report CES 69-30
May 20, 1969
650-WG-Lake Alfred, Florida



Newsletter No. 22 (*-*)
Citrus Station Mimeo Report CES 69-30
May 20, 1969
650-WG-Lake Alfred, Florida

Harvesting and Handling Section


Automation of Fruit Packing

The Bodolay fully-automatic bagging equipment was set up on schedule
and demonstrated to members of the Florida Fresh Citrus Shippers Association,
Wednesday to Friday, March 12-14. The equipment worked perfectly and caused
great interest. On the Friday, it was moved to Adams Packing Association for
commercial scale tests. Several packers expressed interest in purchasing
this type of equipment. We are emphasizing that such automatic equipment should
not be "grafted onto" an existing layout, but should be made the occasion for
instituting at least the beginning of an "inventory to inventory" mechanized
packing system.

Winter Haven C.G.A. has purchased a Weigh-O-Matic bagging machine and
installed it in an improvised handling system so they can test run it thorough-
ly prior to the end of this season. The General Manager, Mr. Edgar Beeland,
has graciously agreed to demonstrate this machine to interested fresh fruit
shippers. Anyone wishing to see this machine in operation please call (813)
293-9757 and arrange a convenient time with the House Superintendent, Mr. Buck

Export of Fruit to Europe

The West German "National Fruit Treatment Ordinance" is considered one of
the strictest of Food and Drug Laws. We have been notified of a minor relax-
ation in their very stringent labeling regulations, in that cartons and crates
of citrus treated with diphenyl or sodium o-phenylphenate (Dowicide A) no longer
have to be stamped with a fungicide declaration. This is not much of a bonus,
however, as they still insist that waxed fruit shall have the cartons stamped
"Peel not fit for human consumption". This is currently being protested (very
rightly in our opinion) by the U.S. authorities but the U.S. Agricultural Attache,
Mr. Gordon A. Parks, does not seem to have anything very optimistic to report.

Degreening and Refrigeration

Packinghouse Newsletter No. 5, July 1966, carried the following item.

"The next logical move is to parallel developments in refrigeration by dis-
regarding the tradition of having individual degreening rooms and using a large
single room, moving batches in and out just as is done in cold storage. This
would be cheaper to construct and simpler to operate and could be expected to be
fully as efficient. Moreover, it is perfectly feasible to have a dual purpose
room, used for degreening in the fall and precooling and cold storage at other

All we need is a cooperator...Big room degreening anyone?"

Newsletter No. 22

We repeat this item because considerable interest is beginning to develop
in this concept of large rooms for either refrigeration or degreening according
to the time of year. We have had various discussions with packers and contract-
ors and undoubtedly someone will be going ahead soon. Anyone contemplating any
such type of construction is invited to join us in this type of planning. The
biggest problem involved seems to be 7.% money.

Stem-end Rind Breakdown

This has been a good season with regard to losses from Stem-end Rind Break-
down. But when we see picked oranges in field boxes left down the middles over
the week-end (not even stacked under the tree), someone is inviting real trouble.
Anyone in doubt as to the dangers in letting oranges dry out between picking and
packing is invited to write for a copy of Circular 286 (see below).

Available Publications (All may be obtained from the Harvesting and Handling Section)

"Practical Measures for Control of Rind Breakdown of Oranges" by A.A. McCornack
and W. Grierson, Agricultural Extension Service Circular 286, May 1965.

"Artificially Induced Stylar-End Breakdown of 'Persian' Limes" by W. Grierson
and E.B. Pantastico, Proc. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci., Tropical Region, 11: 1-9, 1968.

May 20, 1969

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