May 19, 2022
Hazel Technologies offers second Apple Quality Summit

Hazel Technologies Inc. has opened registration for its 2nd annual Apple Quality Summit.

The hour-long event on May 26 will feature presentations focused on preparing the U.S. apple industry for the 2022 season.

Scheduled speakers are Desmond O’Rourke, founder and principal at B

Hazel Technologies will have its second Apple Quality Summit on May 26. Photo: Hazel Technologies

elrose Inc.; Art Varela, quality control at Washington State-based River Valley Fruit; Joe Burnham, owner of Ohio-based Burnham Orchards; Dano Simmons, owner of Ohio-based Peace Valley Orchards; and Mario Cervantes, director of business development – agtech at Hazel Technologies.

O’Rourke has studied agricultural economics for more than 50 years, with a focus on fresh apple, pear and cherry marketing. In 1994, he founded consulting company Belrose Inc., where he works with public and private organizations around the world to provide insights on global market forecasting for a variety of commodities.

Varela, Burnham and Simmons will participate in an apple perspective panel where they will discuss their tried-and-true techniques for gearing up for the apple season following Desmond’s presentation.

The Summit will close with Cervantes discussing postharvest technologies benefiting the apple category.

The Apple Quality Summit is a free event; a Spanish translation is available. Registration is open to the general industry until May 26th or until capacity is reached.


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