Postharvest Handling

Pack 'N Cool refrigeration trailer feature photoAppropriate production, harvesting, storage and transport techniques all contribute to improving produce quality, shelf life and safety. This section provides resources essential for large- and small-scale growers in the areas of postharvest equipment, handling and cooling parameters, general postharvest guidelines for quality and testing, and proper storage practices.

UC Davis Postharvest Library
The UC Davis Postharvest Libraries contain an expansive range of materials for free download (PDF format) and useful links. The content is presented in either searchable databases or in a list by subject. This is as comprehensive a resource for postharvest information as there may be.

DIY Postharvest Equipment

Handling & Cooling

Quality & Testing

Storage & Transportation

Packing Facilities

Refrigeration Unit