Postharvest

Strawberry variety features bright red, sweet fruit

The USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) strawberry breeding program in Beltsville, Maryland, is releasing a new cultivar, Lumina, which produces lustrous bright red strawberries that are large and sweet. Early research results quickly showed that... more »

USDA report: Fewer farms, but young farmers on the rise

The 2022 Census of Agriculture results, which span more than six million data points about U.S. farmers and their operations are now available from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The information shows a... more »

New Arkansas blackberry performs late in season

The Arkansas Fruit Breeding Program has released a new late-season blackberry to give growers a premium product after other varieties are done yielding. Commercial scale propagators have licenses and material for sale for the 2024... more »

Ciderhuset savors tradition in Norway’s fjords

Norwegian orchardists Åge Eitungjerde and Eli-Grete Høyvik have cultivated a rich legacy in cider and juice production that unfolds against the breathtaking backdrop of the Sognefjord on Norway’s western coast. Nestled in the heart of... more »

USDA pesticide data report shows overwhelming compliance

The USDA has released its Pesticide Data Program (PDP) report focused on 2022 sampling results, which shows that more than 99% of all foods sampled had residues well below Environmental Protection Agency safety standards, if... more »

Neolithics uses AI to inspect fruit

Neolithics, an artificial intelligence (AI) agritech company, is launching Neolithics Light, an automated, portable produce inspection system. The non-destructive technology eliminates inspection waste, improves productivity and increases the volume of saleable product, according to a... more »

DeltaTrak, University of South Florida awarded patent

DeltaTrak and the University of South Florida have jointly received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for an approach to monitoring and encoding the quality of perishable goods along the supply chain. In... more »

Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention to include strawberry growers group

Multiple concurrent educational sessions and a large industry trade show will be featured during the three days of the 2024 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. In its 47th year, this coming year’s event is scheduled... more »

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