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Effects of handling procedures and temperature on potato cracking … forced-air warming reduces cracking

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R. F. Kasmire, University of California, Davis
R. E. Voss, University of California, Davis
K. G. Baghott, Tulelake Field Station, Tulelake.

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California Agriculture 26(7):3-4.

Published July 01, 1972

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Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows: Potato cracking results from poor handling procedures during harvest, while loading into storage cellars, and during removal from storage. The percentage of marketable tubers (and profits) decreases while the potential infection of tubers increases. Levels of tuber damage caused at various stops during handling of Russet Bur-bank potatoes were determined during 1971-72 at Tulelake. Pre-warming, by forced air heating before removal of potatoes from storage and lowering them through a vertical deceleration chute resulted in a marked reduction in the amount of tuber cracking.

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Effects of handling procedures and temperature on potato cracking … forced-air warming reduces cracking

R. F. Kasmire, R. E. Voss, K. G. Baghott
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Effects of handling procedures and temperature on potato cracking … forced-air warming reduces cracking

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Authors

R. F. Kasmire, University of California, Davis
R. E. Voss, University of California, Davis
K. G. Baghott, Tulelake Field Station, Tulelake.

Publication Information

California Agriculture 26(7):3-4.

Published July 01, 1972

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows: Potato cracking results from poor handling procedures during harvest, while loading into storage cellars, and during removal from storage. The percentage of marketable tubers (and profits) decreases while the potential infection of tubers increases. Levels of tuber damage caused at various stops during handling of Russet Bur-bank potatoes were determined during 1971-72 at Tulelake. Pre-warming, by forced air heating before removal of potatoes from storage and lowering them through a vertical deceleration chute resulted in a marked reduction in the amount of tuber cracking.

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