Use of Heat-shrinkable Plastic Film to Extend Shelf Life of ‘Russet Burbank’ Potatoes

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Kiran K. Shetty Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences, Universi Idaho, Moscow, ID 83843

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Robert B. Dwelle Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences, Universi Idaho, Moscow, ID 83843

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Received for publication 23 June 1987. Scientific Journal Series Paper no. 87722, Univ. of Idaho Agr. Expt. Station, Moscow, ID 83843. We gratefully acknowledge The Cryovac Division, W.R. Grace & Co., Duncan, SC 29334; E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., Wilmington, DE 19898; and Borden Chemical Division, Columbus, OH 43215 for supplying the plastic films and also extend our special appreciation to Cryovac for providing the L-bar sealer and shrink tunnel. We also thank the Postharvest Inst, for Perishables, Univ. of Idaho, for financial support. Jorg Augustin, Univ. of Idaho, graciously advised and assisted with the ascorbic acid analysis. The cost of publishing this paper was defrayed in part by the payment of page charges. Under postal regulations, this paper therefore must be hereby marked advertisement solely to indicate this fact.

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