Postharvest

How to calculate fertilizer rates for vegetable and fruit crops

A common question this time of the year is: "I have done my soil test, and it says I need to add a certain amount of nutrients. How do I determine what fertilizer to apply... more »

How University of Florida scientists are using AI to cut food waste, loss

If you have ever brought home seemingly fresh produce from the grocery store only to find it wilted and moldering a few days later, Tie Liu feels your pain. “Everybody has this problem: Which of... more »

Postharvest life of perishables pursued by RipeLocker with $5M buy-in

RipeLocker, a Seattle, Washington-based company specializing in extending the postharvest life of perishables, announced April 21 it has raised $5 million in series B capital from angel investors. The investment round is all from previous... more »

Clinton A. Lewis Jr. named chief executive officer for AgroFresh

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. announced April 12 that Clinton A. Lewis Jr. has been appointed as chief executive officer and to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. Lewis succeeds Jordi Ferre as CEO, who is expected to work... more »

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 »

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