University of California

Postharvest Publications by Commodity

Psychrometric Charts

Provided by Jim Thompson

  • Cooling
June 2012

Mobile Refrigeration Trailer for N.C. Farmers

N.C. State Plants for Human Health Institute

  • Cooling
  • Small-scale Postharvest Technology
2012

Acceptable Cooling Delays for Selected Warm Season Vegetables and Melons

M.I. Cantwell, A. Thangaiah

  • Cooling
2012

Pre-cooling Systems for Small-Scale Producers

Lisa Kitinoja, and James F. Thompson

  • Cooling
  • Small-scale Postharvest Technology
June 2010

Energy Use of Commercial Forced-Air Coolers for Fruit

J.F. Thompson, D.C. Mejia, R.P. Singh

  • Cooling
  • Energy
2010

Electricity Use in Produce Coolers (PPT)

Jim Thompson

  • Cooling
  • Energy
February 2009

Preconditioning Treatment Maintains Taste Characteristic Perception of Ripe 'September Sun' Peach following Cold Storage

Rodrigo Infante, Claudio Meneses, and Carlos Crisosto

  • Cooling
  • Peach
2009

Status of Energy Use and Conservation Technologies Used in Fruit and Vegetable Cooling Operations in California

Prepared by: James F. Thompson, and R. Paul Singh

  • Cooling
  • Energy
July 2008

Benchmarking Study of the Refrigerated Warehousing Industry Sector in California

R. Paul Singh

  • Cooling
  • Energy
  • Storage
July 2008

Energy Benchmarking of Warehouses for Frozen Foods

B. Prakash, and R. Paul Singh

  • Cooling
  • Energy
  • Storage
July 2008

Commercial Cooling of Fruits, Vegetables and Flowers

James F. Thompson, F. Gordon Mitchell, Tom R. Rumsey, Robert F. Kasmire, Carlos H. Crisosto

  • Cooling
2008

Controlled Delayed Cooling Extends Peach Market Life

Carlos H. Crisosto, David Garner, Harry L. Andris, and Kevin R. Day

  • Cooling
  • Peach
January - March 2004

Commercial-Scale Forced-Air Cooling of Packaged Strawberries

B.A. Anderson, A. Sankar, J.F. Thompson, R.P. Singh

  • Cooling
  • Strawberry
2004

Conservación Frigorífica de Cítricos en Atmósferas Ozonizadas: Efecto Sobre Las Enfermedades de Postcosecha

Lluís Palou, Joseph Smilanick, Carlos H. Crisosto

  • Citrus Fruit
  • Cooling
  • Modified Atmospheres
2004

Postharvest life and flavor quality of three strawberry cultivars kept at 5° C in air or air + 20 kPa CO

C. Pelayo, S.E. Ebeler, A.A. Kader

  • Cooling
  • Strawberry
October 2002

Effect of Cooling Delays on Fruit and Vegetable Quality

Jim Thompson, Marita Cantwell, Mary Lu Arpaia, Adel Kader, Carlos Crisosto, Joe Smilanick

  • Cooling
February 2001

Table Grapes Suffer Water Loss, Stem Browning During Cooling Delays

Carlos H. Crisosto, Joe L. Smilanick, Nick K. Dokoozlian

  • Cooling
  • Grape
January-February 2001

Cold Storage and Flower Keeping Quality of Cut Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa L.)

Kimani Waithaka, Michael S. Reid, and Linda L. Dodge

  • Cooling
  • Ornamental Crops
2001

Influence of Place Packing or Tray Packing on the Cooling Rate of Palletized 'Anjou' Pears

Dana F. Faubion, Adel A. Kader

  • Cooling
  • Pear
October - December 1997

Forced Air Cooling of Strawberries in Clamshell Baskets

James Thompson, Jerry Knutson

  • Cooling
  • Strawberry
May 1997

Small-Scale Cold Rooms for Perishable Commodities

James F. Thompson, Mark Spinoglio

  • Cold Chain
  • Cooling
  • Small-scale Postharvest Technology
1996

Managing Time-of-Use Electrical Rates in Cooling Facilities

J.F. Thompson, J. Knutson

  • Cooling
  • Energy
1989

Energy Use in Hydrocooling Stone Fruit

J.F. Thompson, Y.L. Chen

  • Cooling
  • Energy
  • Stone Fruits
1989

Comparative Energy Use of Vacuum, Hydro, and Forced Air Coolers for Fruits and Vegetables

J.F. Thompson, Y.L. Chen

  • Cooling
  • Energy
1988

Energy Use in Vacuum Coolers for Fresh Market Vegetables

J.F. Thompson, Y.L. Chen, T.R. Rumsey

  • Cooling
  • Energy
1987

An Evaporative Cooler for Vegetable Crops

James F. Thompson, Robert F. Kasmire

  • Cooling
March-April 1981

Vacuum Cooling Wrapped Lettuce

Charles C. Cheyney, Robert F. Kasmire, Leonard L. Morris

  • Cooling
  • Lettuce
October 1979

Handling, Precooling, and Temperature Management of Cut Flower Crops for Truck Transportation

Roger E. Rij, James F. Thompson, Delbert S. Farnham

  • Cooling
  • Ornamental Crops
  • Transportation
1979

Comparison of Conditioning, Precooling, Transit Method, and Use of a Floral Preservative on Cut Flower Quality

D.S. Farnham, T.G. Byrne, F.J. Marousky, D. Durking, R. Rij, J.F. Thompson, and A.M. Kofranek

  • Cooling
  • Ornamental Crops
  • Transportation
1979

Forced-air Cooling for California Flower Crops

D.S. Farnham, J.F. Thompson, R.F. Hasek, A.M. Kofranek

  • Cooling
  • Ornamental Crops
1978

Cooling Trials with Plastic Tray Pack Nectarines in Various Containers

F.G. Mitchell, R.A. Parsons, Gene Mayer

  • Cooling
  • Nectarine
September 1971

Cooling of Oranges in Storage Rooms

Bill C. Bilbo

  • Citrus Fruit
  • Cooling
  • Orange
March 1960

Field Heat Removed Rapidly by Forced-Air Cooling of Vine-Ripe Tomatoes

R.F. Kasmire, R.A. Brendler, Rene Guillou

  • Cooling
  • Tomato
February 1960

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