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NC State Extension

Post Harvest Handling

Chlorination and Postharvest Disease Control
This publication will acquaint growers, packers and shippers with the proper use of chlorination. When used with other proper postharvest handling practices, chlorination is effective and relatively inexpensive. It poses little threat to health or the environment.

Design of Room Cooling Facilities: Structural & Energy Requirements
Proper temperature control is essential to protecting the quality of fresh produce. By constructing and maintaining their own cooling facilities, farmers, packers and roadside vendors can substantially reduce the overall cost of owning one of these useful structures.

Post Harvest Handling
NC Fresh Produce Safety Portal hosts multiple resouces on post harvest handling. Their resources pertain to postharvest equipment, cooling and handling, quality and testing, storage and transportation, packing facilities, and refrigeration units.