THE EFFECT OF MECHANICAL HARVESTING ON CARROT QUALITY AND STORAGE PERFORMANCE
The effects of mechanical harvesting on carrot skin quality and storage performance are reviewed and illustrated by experiments in which carrots were given various pre-storage damaging or desiccation treatments. The results indicate that rotting in store increased with the relative severity of pre- storage treatment but was reduced (in another experiment) when pre-storage holding conditions produced some desiccation (3 or 6 % weight loss).
Tucker, W.G. (1974). THE EFFECT OF MECHANICAL HARVESTING ON CARROT QUALITY AND STORAGE PERFORMANCE. Acta Hortic. 38, 359-372