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: October 1972
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: VID00036
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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48 (*-*)
October 12, 1972
1000-WFW-Lake Alfred, Florida 33850

Editor: W. F. Wardowski
Harvesting and Handling Section
University of Florida
Agricultural Research and Education Center
r II IP. 0. Box 1088
Lake Alfred, Florida 33850




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

Newsletter No. 48 CS-1972-26
October 12, 1972
1000-WFW-Lake Alfred, Florida 33850

Harvesting and Handling Section



"The Japanese government only authorizes the use of one chemical on citrus
fruits for entry into Japan. The authorization is for biphenyl and the tolerance
on the fruit is not to exceed 70 ppm with sampling from retail store displays.
Use of TBZ is prohibited because it is illegal in Japan. All reference to
chemicals, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires on the outside
of citrus cartons sold within the United States, must be marked out on similar
cartons going to Japan. The simplest method for elimination is to use a grease
pencil with thorough obliteration of the printed matter.

"The Japanese do not expressly prohibit the use of all waxes, although it
is expected that waxes may come under scrutiny at any time. Likewise, the
stamping ink may also be prohibited in Japan, although unofficially it is being
allowed into Japan at the present time.

"The biphenyl sheets which are used in Japanese shipments are required to
carry a warning in the Japanese language characters (see above) which identify
the sheets as having been treated with biphenyl. It is also essential to state
in Japanese the name of the importer and his address, likewise, in the Japanese
language characters."

July 12, 1972 letter from
M. R. Brown
Vice President
Field, Research & Development
Grower Relations
Sunkist Growers


The policy of the Japanese government to allow only one postharvest fungi-
cide on imported citrus fruit is not in the best interest of the Japanese consumer.
The best fungicide for one citrus production district with its associated climate
and diseases is not necessarily the best fungicide for other districts. In fact,
with the extreme specificity of modern fungicides, and the multitude of fungi
that may attack citrus, more than one fungicide is sometimes needed to ensure
delivery of high quality, wholesome, nutritious citrus to market.

The best policy for the good of consumers anywhere, international transporters,
and world-wide citrus growers and packers is to require such postharvest fungicides
as are proven necessary. U. S. government policy already prohibits use of any
fungicides not proven to be safe for people and the environment.

Will Wardowski
Extension Service, Lake Alfred

Newsletter No. 48


Available from Dr. W. Wardowski, Harvesting and Handling Section, Agricultural
Research and Education Center, P. O. Box 1088, Lake Alfred, Florida 33850.
"Shaker-Pickup Harvest System for Early and Midseason Oranges", by W. C. Wilson,
G. E. Coppock, H. R. Sumner, S. L. Hedden, J. G. Blair, D. L. Deason, and
C. L. Anderson. AREC-LA-72-18. July 14, 1972. 29 pages.
"Effect of Ethylene Degreening on Decay of Florida Citrus Fruit", by A. A.
McCornack. Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 84:270-272. 1971.
"Chilling Injury in Tropical and Subtropical Fruits. III. The Role of CO2 in
Suppressing Chilling Injury of Grapefruit and Avocados", by Nicos Vakis, W.
Grierson, and J. Soule. Proc. Trop. Region Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 14:89-100. 1970.
"Prepared Grapefruit Halves with Thiabendazole: Decay Control and Residue
Analysis", by W. F. Wardowski and F. W. Hayward. Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.
84:244-247. 1971.
"Postharvest Rind Disorders of 'Persian' Limes", by W. Grierson, W. F. Wardowski,
and G. J. Edwards. Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 84:294-298. 1971.
Program and Abstracts of Eleventh Annual Citrus Packinghouse Day. September 27,
1972, Lake Alfred, Florida.
Program and Abstracts of Twenty-Third Annual Citrus Processors Meeting. October
5, 1972, Lake Alfred, Florida.

Available from MQRD/ARS/USDA, 2120 Camden Road, Orlando, Florida 32803.
"Influence of the Tree on the Response of Citrus Fruits to Preharvest Applications
of (2-chloroethyl)phosphonic Acid", by Otto L. Jahn, and Roger Young. J. Amer.
Soc. Hort. Sci. 97(4):544-549. 1972.
"Further Studies of Ethanol and Acetaldehyde in Juice of Citrus Fruits During
the Growing Season and During Storage", by Paul L. Davis. Fla. State Hort. Soc.
84:217-222. 1971.

Available from Public Service, Room 90, University Hall, University of California,
Berkeley, California 94720.
"Pesticides, The Issues, The Alternatives", by Raymond H. Coppock. February, 1972.
(An excellent balanced account of how pesticides may be used in harmony with the
environment, written in an easy to understand, nontechnical language for laymen
and agriculturists alike.)

Available from U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington
D. C. 20212.
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Public Law 91-596. December 29, 1970.
31 pages.
Recordkeeping Requirements under the Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and
Health Act of 1970. 1971. 32 pages. (This booklet includes examples of the
required poster and recordkeeping forms.)

October 12, 1972

.Newsletter No. 48

Safety and Health Standards for Agriculture.
(This booklet contains the portions relating
Federal Register, May 29, 1971.)

OSHA-2009. 1972. 17 pages.
to agriculture in Vol. 36 (105)

The Farm Employer and the Occupational Safety and Health Act. OSHA-2010. 1972.
(A brief summary in folder form.)


The order blank for the 345-page indexed proceedings of the January, 1972,
Perishables Conference appears below. It is loaded with useful information on
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, Fresh Meat and Poultry, Flowers and Foliage Plants,
and Frozen Foods.



TO: Cooperative Extension Service
Building 60
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32601

(please print)


Send me __ copies/copy of Proceedings of the 1972 Conference on Handling Perishables.

Enclosed is a check money order in the amount of ($6.00 for each copy)
to cover the cost of this order.

Make checks payable to: Florida Cooperative Extension Service.
Mail this form and check, or money order, to the above address.

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.

October 12, 1972

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