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Physiological disorders Postharvest physiology and handling laboratory Hanoi University of Agriculture, 2010
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Physiological disorders Non-pathogenic disorders resulting from abnormal conditions during production and marketing Handling damage and effects of changed orientation Abnormal temperatures Extended storage Poor nutrition Abnormal atmospheres
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Handling Damage is inevitable Sharp edges Product inertia Harvesting, transportation, and packing systems Use of instrumented spheres
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Sharp edges
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Throwing tomatoes
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Effects of deceleration on bruising Drop (inches) 0 12 9 6 4
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