postharvest

Nabaco promotes Field to VP of operations

Nabaco Inc. has promoted Brenton Field from director of technical sales to vice president of operations. Field has vast experience in the produce industry and the U.S. Air Force. He came to Nabaco with more than... more »

AgroFresh expands SmartFresh InBox in California

AgroFresh announced on July 6 the expansion of its SmartFresh Inbox in California with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s approval for a range of new crops. SmartFresh InBox offers powerful protection in a small,... more »

SafePods offer peek into what’s going on in CA rooms

Storage Control Systems’ SafePods will be hitting several milestones this fall as apple growers fill controlled-atmosphere rooms: 10 million bushels will have been stored using the system, and the number of units will break the... more »

Novozymes, AgroFresh focus on post-harvest freshness

Biotech company Novozymes and post-harvest freshness solutions provider AgroFresh are forming a research and commercialization partnership. Through the partnership, the companies will be developing products that can improve post-harvest food quality and minimize waste by... more »

Penn State scientists to explore postharvest fruit rot

Scientists in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have received a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant of nearly $313,000 to study the effects of postharvest fruit decay. The research is designed to support the mid-Atlantic... more »

Survey: Storage decays of apples prevalent in Washington

Many fungal pathogens cause decay on apple with significant economic losses for packers. The Washington industry is familiar with pathogens like blue mold, gray mold and bull’s eye rot, but other pathogens, known as the... more »

Video series highlights best practices for postharvest washing

A new Penn State Extension farm food safety video series is now available for fruit and vegetable growers seeking more detailed information on farm food safety of harvested crops. The “Using Sanitizers in Wash Water”... more »

Few spots remain for UC Davis produce safety workshop

The UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center announced their popular Produce Safety: A Science-based Framework Workshop has a few spots left. The workshop, organized by Trevor Suslow, will be held November 3-5 on the UC Davis... more »

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