Postharvest

New sweet corn varieties hold flavor, fight pests

Sweet corn growers are seeing improvements in many areas, including sugars, flavor holding, ear placement, stalk height and strength, shelf life and improved picking windows. Seed catalogs typically feature dozens of sweet corn varieties, often... more »

USDA releases report on pesticide residues

The USDA has released its Pesticide Data Program (PDP) report focused on 2022 sampling results, which shows that more than 99% of all foods sampled had residues well below Environmental Protection Agency safety standards, if... more »

Neolithics technology eliminates inspection waste

Neolithics, an artificial intelligence (AI) agritech company, is launching Neolithics Light, an automated, portable produce inspection system. The non-destructive technology eliminates inspection waste, improves productivity and increases the volume of saleable product, according to a... more »

DeltaTrak, University of South Florida awarded patent

DeltaTrak and the University of South Florida have jointly received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for an approach to monitoring and encoding the quality of perishable goods along the supply chain. In... more »

USDA taking applications for new export program

The first tranche of funding under the USDA'S new Regional Agricultural Promotion Program (RAPP) is taking registrations. USDA is providing up to $300 million in funding in its first year to support eligible projects that... more »

Strawberry growers group to join 2024 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

Multiple concurrent educational sessions and a large industry trade show will be featured during the three days of the 2024 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. In its 47th year, this coming year’s event is scheduled... more »

Temperature-predicting system receives patent

Supply chain software company Inteligistics has been granted a patent for a process to help predict temperatures and quality of perishable products. Pittsburgh-based Inteligistics was granted Patent No. 11,810,041 by U.S. and Trademark Office for... more »

BioSafe Systems thanks customers on 25th anniversary

In the final quarter of the year, BioSafe Systems is celebrating its 25th anniversary by giving away $1,000. Throughout the year, BioSafe has been celebrating and showing appreciation by giving gifts to customers. The company's... more »

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