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Studies since 1946 affirm that the major causes of apple bruising in Maine are the methods used in packing the containers, layer materials, and handling. During the past two years, the emphasis of the studies has been testing of different containers and packing materials to determine which give the apples the best protection. Those who pack apples have become increasingly conscious of the higher costs involved. Therefore, the cost of the various containers and packaging materials also was studied. Thus, the overall objective of the study was to determine what type(s) of container or containers and materials give the best protection to the fruit at the most favorable cost relating to the returns, that is, which containers and materials are the most practical all things considered.

Document Type

Report

Volume

521

Publication Date

10-1953

Publisher

Maine Agricultural Experiment Station

City

Orono

Keywords

Apples, shipping, Maine

Disciplines

Agricultural Economics | Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering

B521: Containers for Shipping Apples

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