Postharvest

Pace introduces postharvest biorational fungicide for cherries in Washington state

Pace International, a leading provider of sustainable postharvest solutions and technologies for the fresh produce industry, announced April 22 the introduction of BioSpectra 100SC for decay control in cherries. BioSpectra is the first naturally derived... more »

RipeLocker raises $5M to pursue postharvest life of perishables

RipeLocker, a Seattle, Washington-based company specializing in extending the postharvest life of perishables, announced April 21 it has raised $5 million in series B capital from angel investors. The investment round is all from previous... more »

AgroFresh appoints Clinton A. Lewis Jr. as chief executive officer

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. announced April 12 that Clinton A. Lewis Jr. has been appointed as chief executive officer and to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. Lewis succeeds Jordi Ferre as CEO, who is expected to work... more »

Hazel Tech to host first annual Cherry Quality Summit

Chicago-based Hazel Technologies, Inc., a USDA-funded technology company delivering solutions for fresh produce to extend shelf-life, increase sales and fight food waste, has launched the first -ever virtual Cherry Quality Summit. A one-hour event (10... more »

Blue light to increase blueberry quality, fight disease studied by UGA

The COVID-19 crisis has put supply chain issues at the forefront of food production and packaging concerns. Researchers at the University of Georgia investigated a potential solution for extending the shelf life of blueberries by... more »

New study shows why strawberries must keep (their) cool

Right about now, if you eat a Florida strawberry, odds are it’s going to taste oh-so-good. That’s no accident. Strawberries are in season, and those you see at the grocery store should be shipped and... more »

TOMRA Food launches Packhouse Academy

TOMRA Food has launched the most comprehensive online learning resource for packhouse professionals in the fresh produce industry. Packhouse Academy, powered by TOMRA Academy, offers a wide range of on-demand videos, live interactive webinars, and... more »

RipeLocker containers hold freshly harvested organic blueberries well

RipeLocker, which extends the postharvest life of perishables, announced  Jan. 13 its RipeLocker containers recently held freshly harvested organic blueberries in pristine condition for eight weeks. According to a news release, in the trial, the... more »

Current Issue

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FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

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