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Precooling is the single most important postharvest procedure.
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JT-101 Temperature and Quality
JT-102 How to Cool Produce
JT-301 Introduction to ReCooling™
If you read only one paper, read this one. Improving Forced-Air Cooler Performance, by Michael Talbot, Direlle Baird, Steven Sargent, and Jeffrey Brecht.
Primer on Forced Air Pre-Cooling, by Jim Still. (Note: Contact us for a Webex presentation with narrative.)
7-8ths Cooling Explained and Illustrated, by Jim Still
The ROI of Precooling & Postharvest, by Adel Kader.
Stepac explains the fundamental importance of precoooling. (Stepac is a worldwide leader in postharvest technologies.)
Temperature, Respiration Rate and Shelf Life, by Jenny Jobling.
Commercial Cooling of Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers, Link to purchase entire reference manual, $15 USD, by James F. Thompson, F. Gordon Mitchell, Tom R. Rumsey, Robert F. Kasmire, and Carlos H. Crisosto, Rev. 2008, 61 pages.
Forced Air Cooling of Strawberries, by Jim Thompson.
Airflow Measurement Techniques for the Improvement of Forced-air Cooling, Refrigeration and Drying Operations, by Justin O’Sullivan, Maria Ferrua, Richard Love, Pieter Verboven, Bart Nicola, and Andrew East.
Harvesting and Postharvest Handling of Peaches for the Fresh Market, by C.H. Crisosto and D. Valero.
Harvesting and Handling Peaches, by Kathryn C. Taylor and James W. Rushing.
Re-Thinking the Chill Requirement for Pear Ripening, by David Sugar, Elizabeth Mitcham, and Eugene Kupferman.
Precooling of Mango. Excerpted pages from "Mango Postharvest Best Management Practices Manual."
Improving the Cold Chain for Cut Flowers and Potted Plants, by George Staby and Michael Reid
Energy Use Of Commercial Forced Air Coolers For Fruit, by Jim Thompson, D.C. Mejia, and R.P. Singh
Energy Efficiency in Fruit Storage, by Marcus H. Wilcox, P.E.
Table grapes suffer water loss, stem browning during cooling delays, by Carlos H. Crisosto, Joe L. Smilanick, and Nick K. Dokoozlian.
Pineapple Postharvest Quality-Maintenance Guidelines, by Robert E. Paull and Ching Cheng Chen.
Forced-air Precooling of Dutch Cucumbers, by Jingying Tan, Shi Li, and Qing Wang.