Postharvest

Research and education used to address postharvest food waste

Agricultural producers around the world are constantly faced with risks to their crops from disease, weather and pests, but even more losses occur after crops are harvested. In fact, nearly a third of all the... more »

Postharvest preservation for organic fruit studied in Washington state

Increasingly popular with consumers, Washington-grown organic apples and pears thrive in the region’s dry, disease-discouraging climate. Off the tree, however, organic fruits are at the mercy of physiological disorders and fungi that can rot and... more »

Verdant Technologies names new sales director-West

Verdant Technologies has brought on Harlan Ewert as sales director-West, effective immediately. Ewert comes to Verdant from 30+ years with The Kroger Co. He has spent his career in the retail grocery business and brings... more »

Keeping organic fruit fresh, safe from rot, foodborne pathogens studied

Increasingly popular with consumers, Washington-grown organic apples and pears thrive in the region’s dry, disease-discouraging climate. Off the tree, however, organic fruits are at the mercy of physiological disorders and fungi that can rot and... more »

New bacteria ID will help apple juice producers avoid spoilage

Apple juice lovers won’t be left with a bad taste, thanks to a new study that identifies three new bacteria species, one of which fouls up the flavor. The three new species – Alicyclobacillus mali,... more »

Project looks at impact of waxes on food safety

Food-grade waxes are applied to a number of produce items before storage and distribution to control postharvest decay and extend shelf life. While commodities such as apples and oranges receive a single waxing, lemons receive... more »

Graphic Packaging’s ProducePack reduces apple defects for BelleHarvest

Graphic Packaging International’s ProducePack, a sustainable paperboard range of packaging designed for fresh produce applications, is proving to be an effective and user-friendly solution to preserving fruit for Michigan apple distributor BelleHarvest. Following its successful... more »

Pace International adds plant-based organic coating to stone fruit portfolio

Wapato, Washington-based Pace International LLC, a provider of sustainable postharvest solutions and technologies for the fresh produce industry, announced Sept. 9 the introduction of PrimalFresh 60 Organic. PrimaFresh 60 Organic (OR) is the latest advancement... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

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