cold storage

Jackie Wiggins to keynote Global Cold Chain Conference

Jackie Caplan Wiggins, Vice President and COO of Frieda’s Specialty Produce, will deliver the keynote at the Global Cold Chain Conference, Monday, June 25 in Chicago.... more »

Apple storage, aquaponics projects in Michigan get grants

The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development will support the development of an aquaponics project and construction of an apple storage facility with two Food and Agriculture Investment Program grants. During its regularly scheduled... more »

Besseling makes inroads in North America cold storage

As a somewhat new player in terms of the North American market, not many people may have heard about Besseling Group controlled atmosphere (CA) equipment. But with over 1,000 CA installations in more than 30... more »

Crop load, better nutrient management curb bitter pit

Multiple years of studies in Pennsylvania grower orchards are providing additional clues for managing Honeycrisp in the orchard to prevent bitter pit following storage. Research led by Penn State University Extension Educator Tara Baugher, Professor... more »

SCS acquires UK storage company

Storage Control Systems Ltd. recently acquired the instruments and controlled atmosphere divisions of International Controlled Atmosphere (ICA), a company based in the United Kingdom. Storage Control Systems Ltd. is wholly owned by Jim Schaefer, the... more »

Fruit temperature important going into storage

Fruit are ripening ahead of normal harvest dates this year in all regions following this warm summer. My recommendation is to push through harvest to the extent possible, as weather is likely to deteriorate soon.... more »

Facilities use less energy, improve efficiency

The more apples you grow and pack, the more storage you need. If that storage is energy-efficient and improves the quality of your apples, so much the better. Here are two examples of growers who... more »

Digi unveils wireless temperature monitoring

Digi International has introduced Digi Honeycomb, a service that continuously and wirelessly monitors the temperature of perishable goods. The monitoring system provides alerts and warnings of equipment irregularities and temperature analytics. ... more »

Loans available for portable storage, handling equipment

USDA will provide a new financing option to help farmers purchase portable storage and handling equipment. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini and Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Administrator Elanor Starmer announced changes to the Farm... more »

Janny MT tests cold storage bins with Michigan apples

JMT US hosted an event to present the successful results of a quality test of their storage modules using Michigan grown apples. JMT US, a subsidiary company of the French company Janny MT, now located in... more »


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