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Grape container Testing: In simulated transit laboratory shows severe vibration injury possible in loose-packed fruit

Authors

R. Guillou
H. B. Richardson

Authors Affiliations

Rene Guillou is Associate Specialist in Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis; H. B. Richardson is Viticultural Specialist, Marketing, U. C., Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 16(7):14-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v016n07p14. July 1962.

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Abstract

Laboratory tests with grape containers at Davis emphasized the severe vibration injury possible in shipment of loose-packed fruit. Least shipment injury appeared when tops were stapled onto boxes that had been left a little more than level full, following a few seconds of vibration settling by machine. The laboratory testing equipment developed at Davis closely reproduced the effects of a transcontinental rail trip on fruits and containers. Such tests can be run in less than an hour and at a small fraction of the costs of a test shipment.

Guillou R, Richardson H. 1962. Grape container Testing: In simulated transit laboratory shows severe vibration injury possible in loose-packed fruit. Hilgardia 16(7):14-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v016n07p14
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