Postharvest

Cool, fall nights challenge fruit storability

The highly desirable Honeycrisp apple is also one of the most tender apples we grow. It has an extreme sensitivity to low temperature that we usually see after harvest following some weeks of cold storage.... more »

Dynamic Systems releases low-cost SIMBA Lite for produce packers/shippers

Dynamic Systems Inc., a Bellevue, Washington software developer specializing in Traceability and Inventory Systems for Fresh Food, has launched a new low cost version of their SIMBA system designed to give smaller produce growers/packers/ shippers... more »

AgroFresh launches FreshCloud Harvest View

AgroFresh Solutions Inc., a produce freshness solutions company, announced July 22 the launch of FreshCloud Harvest View, an advanced digital service that equips customers with on-time information to optimize harvest management and achieve enhanced fruit... more »

Lux Research: Integrated crop protection will become industry standard

Food loss and waste (FLW) currently causes an estimated $1 trillion in economic losses globally each year. This constitutes a major humanitarian crisis in addition to an economic one, leading the United Nations to set... more »

Procurant expands operations to launch produce traceability solution

Procurant, a Silicon Valley technology company transforming the global food supply chain, announced the creation of a new customer innovation center and the release of Procurant Trace, a mobile, cloud-based service that enables accurate product... more »

AgroFresh expands SmartFresh technology for more crops, produce suppliers

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. has expanded global application of its flagship SmartFresh technology solution to optimize the consumer experience for a wide range of crops including avocado, broccoli, melon, tomato, mango and stone fruit. According to... more »

SmartWash Solutions celebrates 10 years in business

In its 10th  year of serving the fresh-cut produce industry, Salinas, California-based SmartWash Solutions supports operations and food safety in eight countries, while effectively treating over five billion pounds of produce each year. This represents... more »

2019 storage recommendations for Cosmic Crisp

In our experience, WA 38 (Cosmic Crisp) can be stored with minimum losses throughout a yearlong storage period. Firmness is retained extremely well in CA storage (only 1-2 pounds loss in 10 months). Also, sweetness... more »

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