The aim of storage is to preserve properties of products and their
freshness. If suitable storage conditions aren`t supplied according to
product variety, quality and quantity losses increase. Decreasing this losses
is possible with providing suitable storage condition and storage management.
In this study, temporary sunflower storage buildings in the Thrace Region were
examined to investigate the influences of storage condition on product quality
losses. The study was conducted in one of the Trace Union`s temporary
store and a model store having aeration system built specifically for this research
in Tekirdag Agricultural Faculty`s area. Temperature and relative humidity
of the sunflower mass as storage conditions in the stores and moisture content
due to its effect on quality parameters, oil content and free fatty acids contents
as quality parameters were monitored during the storage. Results showed that
storage conditions in the temporary store doubled the quality losses when compared
with the model store.