AREN 406: Storage of Agricultural Products and Cold Chain Management


Choice of systems for reception, storage and handling of agricultural produce, types of storage systems: construction details and design of systems, access roads, dust extractors, capacity of equipment, system selection and reliability. Grain storage methods, storage of fresh fruits and vegetables, storage of roots and tubers; Physiological disorders, chemical and integrated pest control methods, legislation on chemical use, quality assurance, bio-deterioration, inspection procedures, loss assessment, pest proofing. Safety in stores. Principles of refrigeration; refrigeration equipment; refrigerated storage construction; air circulation and fruit temperatures; pack house design and management; quality and safety in cold storage; hazard analysis critical control path; packaging and cold storage; cold chain from producer to consumer; safety