Postharvest

Fresno operation expands Hazel Technologies’ reach to West Coast

Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-funded technology company delivering new solutions for fresh produce to extend shelf-life, increase sales, and combat food waste, announced Nov. 17 its first major corporate expansion beyond its Chicago headquarters –... more »

Postharvest food waste addressed with research and education

Agricultural producers around the world are constantly faced with risks to their crops from disease, weather and pests, but even more losses occur after crops are harvested. In fact, nearly a third of all the... more »

Harlan Ewert new sales director-West for Verdant Technologies

Verdant Technologies has brought on Harlan Ewert as sales director-West, effective immediately. Ewert comes to Verdant from 30+ years with The Kroger Co. He has spent his career in the retail grocery business and brings... more »

Sweet potatoes: Proper curing improves quality, shelf life

Sweet potatoes are not very sweet when they are initially harvested, Shaun Francis, Extension horticulture specialist for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, said. Farmers should cure their sweet potato crop for a period... more »

Postharvest life extension solution from Verdant receives EPA registration

Verdant Technologies is rolling out its HarvestHold Fresh product life extension solution to the produce industry, after receiving EPA registration in early September. HarvestHold is a 1-MCP-based post-harvest solution that extends the usable product life... more »

Quality, increased safety, reduced energy in food freezing concept

Shifting to a new food freezing method could make for safer and better quality frozen foods while saving energy and reducing carbon emissions, according to a new study by USDA's Agricultural Research Service and University... more »

Horticulture technical representative joins BioSafe Systems in Southeast

Devin McCaffrey has joined the BioSafe Systems’ team as a new technical sales Representative for the Horticulture Division. McCaffrey  is in the Raleigh, North Carolina area, and will serve the surrounding regional states including North... more »

Produce Handling Facility debuts at North Carolina State University

North Carolina  agricultural interests have invested in a facility that supports research and Extension programs focusing in research data collection and postharvest technologies for the produce industry. Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center Produce... more »

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