In an attempt to develop a potential export market for watermelons, a cooperative research project was initiated by Foreign Agricultural Service and by the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The objectives of the study were: To determine the overall costs of transporting and marketing U.S. watermelons to markets in England; To evaluate the performance of a forced-air ventilation (unrefrigerated) system with a refrigerated system on van containers for export of watermelons; To evaluate the use of selected corrugated fiberboard boxes for export of watermelons; The purpose of this report is to alert shippers to the possibility of exporting watermelons, as well as to problems they may encounter. The report is a case study of the results of three shipments made in 1971.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Agricultural Research Service

    Transportation and Facilities Research Division
    Beltsville, MD  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Risse, L A
    • Hinds Jr, R H
  • Publication Date: 1972-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051997
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ARS 52-71
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1974 12:00AM