Newsletter No. 32 (-
SCitrus Station Mimeo Report CES 71-3
/ 0 July 24, 1970
F6 34)L ,z 750-WFW-Lake Alfred, Florida 33850
Editor: W. F. Wardowski
University of Florida
S Citrus Experiment Station
_P. O. Box 1088
) Lake Alfred, Florida 33850
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF CITRUS
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Citrus Station Mimeo Report CES 71-3
July 24, 1970
750-WFW-Lake Alfred, Florida 33850
Harvesting and Handling Section
SLEEVE-TYPE BAGGING MACHINE AT CES
The Citrus Experiment Station now has a bagging machine for demonstration
marketed by International Staple & Machine Company. This is their model MS-1300Z
that handles "rope stock" (i.e. tubing) of Vexar or poly. At this time, we
have been supplied only Vexar for use with the unit. Oranges and grapefruit
for test runs on the equipment are being held in our cold storage.
Any Florida citrus packer interested in trying out this bagger should
contact either Dr. Bill Grierson, Dr. Doug Deason, or Dr. Will Wardowski,
Citrus Experiment Station, P. 0. Box 1088, Lake Alfred, Florida 33850
(Phone 813 372-1151), for an appointment to use the equipment. You should
be aware that a full day needs to be set aside for this trial and that three
of your people should probably be present. Since the device is semi-automatic,
an experienced packer would be essential along with a mechanic and/or foreman
to evaluate the system.
We anticipate having International Staple Co. demonstrate this bagger
during the lunch period of Packinghouse Day, September 9, 1970.
Citrus Experiment Station
The program for the Ninth Annual Packinghouse Day, September 9, 1970
accompanies this issue. We have an outstanding program and urge you to note
the date and plan to be with us.
Available from Market Quality Research Division, ARS, USDA, 2120 Camden Road,
Orlando, Florida 32804.
"Effects of Maturity Changes on Nondestructive Measurements of Citrus Fruit
Quality." by Otto L. Jahn, March, 1970.
Newsletter No. 32
Available from Transportation & Facilities Research Division, ARS, USDA,
2607 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32804.
"Development of Stacking Patterns for Handling and Transporting Unitized
Shipments of Florida Citrus." by Joseph P. Anthony, Jr., TFRD, USDA, ARS
52-42, December, 1969.
"Exploratory Cooling Tests with 40-Foot Refrigerated Trailer and Container
Vans." by Joseph P. Anthony, Jr., TFRD, USDA, ARS 52-48, March, 1970.
Available from Harvesting & Handling Section, Citrus Experiment Station,
P. O. Box 1088, Lake Alfred, Florida 33850.
"Experimental Forced-Air Precooling of Florida Citrus Fruit." by James
Soule, University of Florida, and A. H. Bennett, TFRD, ARS, USDA. MRR 845,
"Prospects for Controlled Atmosphere Storage in Florida." by W. Grierson.
Sunshine State Research Report 15(2-3):8-10, 1970.
"Modern Methods in Citrus Fresh Fruit Handling." by W. F. Wardowski and W.
Grierson. Citrus Industry 51(5):9-10, 1970.
"Managing Tangerines for Larger Returns." by W. Grierson. Citrus Industry
"Thermal Properties and Heat Transfer Characteristics of 'Marsh' Grapefruit."
by A. H. Bennett, TFRD, W. G. Chace, and R. H. Cubbedge, MQRD, USDA, Techincal
Bulletin No. 1413, June, 1970.
"Benlate, an Experimental Postharvest Citrus Fungicide." by A. A. McCornack
and G. Eldon Brown, State of Florida Department of Citrus, Proc. Fla. State
Hort. Soc. 82:235-238, November, 1969.
"Benlate, an Experimental Preharvest Fungicide for Control of Postharvest Citrus
Fruit Decay." by G. Eldon Brown and A. A. McCornack, State of Florida, Department
of Citrus, Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 82:39-43, November, 1969.
July 24, 1970