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Updated: March 2, 2021
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Penn State Tree Fruit Production Guide

The Pennsylvania Tree Fruit Production Guide collates information on the full range of commercial tree fruit production issues. The guide is revised every two years with input by a score of Penn State faculty members and other consultants.

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New Jersey Tree Fruit Production Guide

This fruit production guide is for the commercial grower. Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension, published 3/27/2020

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Postharvest Handling of Fruits and Vegetables

Appropriate production practices, careful harvesting, and proper packaging, storage, and transport all contribute to good produce quality. This publication covers postharvest practices suitable for small-scale operations, and points out the importance of production and harvesting techniques for improving quality and storability. Various methods for cooling fresh produce are discussed, and resources are listed for further information, equipment, and supplies. National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, Janet Bachmann and Richard Earles, NCAT Agriculture Specialists, Published 2000 © NCAT IP116

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Commercial Storage

The Commercial Storage of Fruits, Vegetables, and Florist and Nursery Stocks (Handbook # 66, Revised Feb. 2016)
Edited by Kenneth C. Gross, Chien Yi Wang, and Mikal Saltveit. Gross and Wang are formerly with the Food Quality Laboratory, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD. They are now retired. Saltveit is with the Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA.

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Tree Fruits: Organic Production Overview - Horticulture Systems Guide

This guide is an overview of issues relevant to commercial organic production of temperate zone tree fruits and tree nuts. It includes discussions of marketing and economics, orchard design, crop varieties, site selection, site preparations, soil fertility, weed control, and pest management.

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA), George Kuepper, Guy K. Ames, and Ann Baier, NCAT Agriculture Specialists, Published 2004, Updated 2004, © NCAT IP28

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