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Pre-cooling is the single most important postharvest procedure. Cooling faster increases profits.
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Precooling Tips and How-To’s by Jim Thompson, UC-Davis.
Hear Jim Thompson Speak About Proper Cooling Techniques
Primer on Forced Air Pre-Cooling, by Jim Still
7-8ths Cooling Explained and Illustrated, by Jim Still
Effect of Cooling Delays on Fruit and Vegetable Quality, by Jim Thompson, Marita Cantwell, Mary Lu Arpaia, Adel Kader, Carlos Cristoso, and Joe Smilanick
The ROI of Precooling & Postharvest, by Adel Kader
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
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
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