Effect of packing and wrapping materials on post harvest loss reduction of mango during transportation.
Uddin M. S., Islam M. S., Hossain M. M., Islam M. S., Hoque M. A.
Author Affiliation: Regional Horticulture Research Station, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Chapai Nawabganj-6300, Bangladesh.
International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Technology 6 ( 8-11)
Abstract : An experiment was carried out at Regional Horticulture Research Station, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Chapai Nawabganj during June 2008 to June 2009 to find the effect of packing and wrapping materials on post harvest loss reduction and extension shelf life of mango during transportation. A factorial experiment involving three factors viz., packing materials, wrapping materials and two post-harvest operations. In this experiment four type of packing materials such as Bamboo basket, wooden box with ventilation, paper cartoon and plastic crates, three types of wrapping materials such as news paper, tissue paper and straw and two types of post harvest operation such as hot water treated and untreated. Among the treatments packing materials, wrapping materials and post harvest treatment has an effect on post harvest loss during transportation. Plastic crates used as packing materials showed best performance after transportation considering attractiveness as well as shelf life of mango. Among the treatment combinations, hot water treated mango showed superior results when wrapping with tissue paper and transportation with plastic crates.