Postharvest

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 »

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 »

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