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Center for Produce Safety selects BioSafe Systems for research study

The Center for Produce Safety has chosen BioSafe Systems' SaniDate 5.0 and SaniDate 12.0 as participating chemistries in multiple research studies for 2016, according to a news release. The studies will investigate risk criteria and foodborne path... more


Growth Products launches MicroTech Bloom

Growth Products announced the addition of MicroTech Bloom (5-0-0) to its product line-up, focusing on four critical micronutrients to induce blooms on citrus and other tropical fruits and vegetables, according to a company news release. MicroTech ... more


Apple in the World Conference set for Nov. 24-26

The Apple in the World conference will take place during Interpoma 2016 Nov. 24-26. The 10th edition of the international apple trade fair will be hosted in South Tyrol, Italy. The conference features three days of presentations from 20 speakers a... more


Wafler

Cornell harvesting unit showcased in Michigan visit

A picking machine developed by Paul Wafler and Cornell University was brought from New York this past fall for a harvesting demonstration in a Benzie County, Michigan, apple orchard. Paul Wafler, owner of Wafler Nursery in Wolcott, New Yor... more


2016 Ohio Grape and Wine Conference set for Feb. 15-16

The 2016 Ohio Grape and Wine Conference will be held Feb. 15-16 in Dublin, Ohio. Key topics being covered include fruit quality, winemaking and product branding practices, and spring frost protection. The conference is being jointly organized by ... more


Apple retails and category dollar volume trend up

Apples contributed more dollars on average to U.S. produce departments in December 2015 than in 2014, despite volume being down slightly year-over-year, according to Stemilt. The latest apple category insights from Stemilt are based off of four weeks... more


Rivermaid Trading Company hires new sales manager

[caption id="attachment_9505" align="alignright" width="250"] Kyle Persky began his role as sales manager on Feb. 1. Photo: Rivermaid Trading Co.[/caption] Rivermaid Trading Company has hired Kyle Persky to fill the role of Sales Manager for its f... more


Fruit Logistica 2016 welcomes more than 70,000 visitors

[caption id="attachment_9501" align="aligncenter" width="600"] More than 70,000 visitors attended Fruit Logistica 2016. Photo: Fruit Logistica.[/caption] More than 70,000 trade visitors from over 130 countries experienced Fruit Logistica 2016 in B... more


International Agri-Center prepares for 49th annual World Ag Expo

World Ag Expo will kick off its 49th annual show on Tuesday, Feb. 9 in Tulare, California. Gates open at the International Agri-Center at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, and the playing of the National Anthem is expected shortly after. World Ag Expo features m... more


2016 SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference announces record attendance

The 2016 SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference and Tradeshow announced it welcomed more than 3,500 members of the fruit and vegetable industry in Savannah, Georgia during the conference held Jan. 7-10. The trade show saw a 10 percent increase ... more



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