BULK HANDLING AND QUALITY EVALUATION OF POTATOES SHIPPED IN CONVEYORIZED RAILROAD CARS

Bulk shipments of potatoes in a rail car equipped with conveyors for loading and unloading offer an opportunity for labor and material savings and reduced shipping costs over the usual method of shipment in bags. Bruising from this method of handling potatoes was not excessive, and quality maintenance should compare favorably with other shipping methods. The bulk load also permits application of a gaseous inhibitor after the loading is completed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Agriculture

    Agricultural Research Service
    Hyattsville, MD  USA  20782
  • Authors:
    • Ries, R A
    • Toko, H V
  • Publication Date: 1965-9

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Department of Agriculture
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ARS-52-8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1976 12:00AM