Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

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

Authors

R. F. Kasmire
R. E. Voss
K. G. Baghott

Authors Affiliations

R. F. Kasmire is Extension Vegetable Marketing Technologist, University of California, Davis; R. E. Voss is Extension Vegetable Specialist, University of California, Davis; K. G. Baghott is Farm Advisor, Tulelake Field Station, Tulelake.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 26(7):3-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v026n07p3. July 1972.

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Abstract

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.

Kasmire R, Voss R, Baghott K. 1972. Effects of handling procedures and temperature on potato cracking … forced-air warming reduces cracking. Hilgardia 26(7):3-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v026n07p3
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