Postharvest

Susceptibility factors in the fungal infections of ripe tomatoes viewed

Each year, roughly 25% of the fruits and veggies produced across the globe are lost due to fungal diseases. In fleshy fruits, like tomatoes, this issue is more pronounced, especially as they ripen. Researchers from... more »

Once strawberries warm up, ‘no practical way to cool them back down’

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 »

Packhouse Academy launched by TOMRA Food

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 »

Heat brings out antioxidants, increases red in tomatoes

Turn up the heat, and get more nutrition from your tomato, University of Florida researchers say. Furthermore, when you buy a tomato, it will be about as red as it can be, thanks to the... more »

CBD postharvest treatment maintains quality, extends shelf life of strawberries

A new study indicates treating strawberries with CBD oil lengthens shelf life and reduces microbial load. University of South Florida researchers have found the non-intoxicating cannabinoid has the potential to reduce microbial growth and extend... more »

Low-cost SIMBA Lite for produce packers/shippers set by Dynamic Systems

Dynamic Systems Inc., a Bellevue, Washington software developer specializing in Traceability and Inventory Systems for Fresh Food, has launched a new low cost version of their SIMBA system designed to give smaller produce growers/packers/ shippers... more »

FreshCloud Harvest View launched by AgroFresh

AgroFresh Solutions Inc., a produce freshness solutions company, announced July 22 the launch of FreshCloud Harvest View, an advanced digital service that equips customers with on-time information to optimize harvest management and achieve enhanced fruit... more »

Study: Preservation tech key to driving higher margins, curbing waste

Food loss and waste (FLW) currently causes an estimated $1 trillion in economic losses globally each year. This constitutes a major humanitarian crisis in addition to an economic one, leading the United Nations to set... more »

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