Postharvest

Verdant’s postharvest life extension solution receives EPA registration

Verdant Technologies is rolling out its HarvestHold Fresh product life extension solution to the produce industry, after receiving EPA registration in early September. HarvestHold is a 1-MCP-based post-harvest solution that extends the usable product life... more »

Food freezing concept helps quality, increases safety, cuts energy use

Shifting to a new food freezing method could make for safer and better quality frozen foods while saving energy and reducing carbon emissions, according to a new study by USDA's Agricultural Research Service and University... more »

BioSafe Systems boosts Southeast presence with technical representative

Devin McCaffrey has joined the BioSafe Systems’ team as a new technical sales Representative for the Horticulture Division. McCaffrey  is in the Raleigh, North Carolina area, and will serve the surrounding regional states including North... more »

North Carolina State University debuts new Produce Handling Facility

North Carolina  agricultural interests have invested in a facility that supports research and Extension programs focusing in research data collection and postharvest technologies for the produce industry. Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center Produce... more »

Hazel Tech hosting free Apple Quality Summit focused on variety, variability

Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-funded technology company delivering solutions for fresh produce to extend shelf-life, increase sales, and fight food waste, has scheduled its July virtual Apple Quality Summit. The one-hour event will be held... more »

Hazel Technologies Inc. hires postharvest scientist

Hazel Technologies Inc. has added Enrique Garcia to the company’s R&D team as a postharvest scientist. With more than 10 years of experience in agricultural research and biotechnology, Garcia’s expertise focuses on postharvest quality and... more »

AgroFresh has licensing agreement with Know Hub Chile for postharvest needs

AgroFresh Solutions Inc., a producer of freshness solutions, announced June 24 an exclusive global licensing agreement with Know Hub Chile to test and potentially commercialize patent pending technology for superficial scald control in apples and... more »

Alternative solutions for single-use packaging in postharvest packing

Produce Safety and safe practices are not only essential to keeping our produce safe from microbial contamination they can also help you the grower make decisions that affect the environment. Through safe practices we can... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

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