Postharvest

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 »

New WSU Extension ITT coordinator specialist in postharvest systems hired

Chris Hedges has been hired to work with the Washington State University Tree Fruit Extension Team and the Carolina Torres postharvest systems program. Hedges is a native of Wenatchee,... more »

Field test could detect fruit-rotting diseases months before harvest

A Wenatchee-based Washington State University plant pathologist has developed an improved field test that could help apple and pear growers quickly and affordably detect pathogens that cause postharvest diseases right in their own orchards, weeks or months... more »

AgroFresh expands rollout of agtech innovation with Australian fruit grower, Montague

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. announced Dec. 8 that Montague, one of Australia's largest fruit growers, will utilize FreshCloud Quality Inspection to drive a comprehensive transformation of its entire quality system and decision-making for the management of... more »

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