Postharvest Handling Stories
Prepping apples for cleaning, waxing, and sorting.
Fruits
July 11, 2016
‘Next Generation’ Of 1-MCP Postharvest Technology Gets EPA Approval
Decco/ESSENTIV’s TruPick is to be used on apples, pears, and other fruits and vegetables. Read More
Harvesting Tips At Kuhn Orchards
Equipment
May 2, 2016
USDA Offers New Loans For Portable Farm Storage, Handling Equipment
Portable equipment can help producers, including small and local farmers, get products to market quickly. Read More
Photo credit: USDA
Leafy Vegetables
May 2, 2016
Electronic Eye Detects Decay Inside Bagged Lettuce
Researchers develop a way to help select breeding lines that will yield cut lettuce with a longer shelflife. Read More
(Photo credit: USDA)
Fruits
April 27, 2016
It’s Time To Rethink Grade Standards For Produce
Food waste is largely dictated by limiting produce standards. Read More
Clever pepper display at Giant Eagle Market
Leafy Vegetables
January 6, 2016
Research Focuses On Extending Shelflife Of Fresh-Cut Vegetables
Scientists evaluated peppers and lettuce, looking for qualities that will extend storage and slow decay. Read More
PlastiCorr is the first reusable, sustainable, drop-in replacement for fiber corrugated boxes. (Photo credit: ORBIS Corp.)
Citrus
November 26, 2015
Orbis Introduces First Plastic, Reusable Corrugated Box For Automated Packaging Lines
  ORBIS Corporation, an international manufacturer of sustainable reusable packaging and a leader in supply chain optimization, has introduced PlastiCorr, Read More
Salmonella-inoculated and instrumented pistachios enter the pilot-scale oven in the Michigan State University Biosafety Level-2 Pilot Plant, as part of a research project aimed at improving process validation methods.
Photo: Michael James
Nuts
November 11, 2015
Project Aims To Create Guidelines For Pistachio Pasteurization Validation
Pistachio processors already go to great lengths to ensure their product is safe for consumers, but the Food Safety Modernization Read More
leafy green harvest guestworker migrant labor
Citrus
October 27, 2015
Workshop Focuses On Microbial Produce Safety Systems
  The annual Produce Safety Workshop will be held Nov. 3-5 at the Buehler Alumni Center on the campus of Read More
baskets of produce
Fruits
September 15, 2015
New Anti-Browning Formula Prevents Browning Of Fresh-Cut Produce
The formula from Cal Poly halts microbial growth and extends shelf life. Read More
Post Harvest Water Contamination
Fruits
August 31, 2015
6 Tips To Avoid Postharvest Losses
Avoiding postharvest losses essentially comes down to knowing what techniques to employ, and what to evade throughout each link in Read More
MN #1955 apple.
Fruits
August 28, 2015
What Makes A Flavorful Fruit?
These days, U.S. consumers are increasingly demanding good-tasting fruit and the industry is responding. However, there remains room for improvement Read More
Titan Farms packing line
Postharvest Handling
August 26, 2015
Technology Helping To Bring That “Fresh-Picked” Peach To Consumers
Imagine what it’s like to pick a fresh peach off of a tree in an orchard. The smell, the texture Read More
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Fruits
December 3, 2016
TOMRA Acquires Compac Sorting Machine Ma…
Transaction to be complete in first quarter of 2017. Read More
Food Safety
November 21, 2016
New Study Shows Pre-Cut Salad Fosters Gr…
A new study shows minimal damage to salad leaves in bagged salads stimulate the presence of Salmonella enterica. Read More
Harvesting
August 16, 2016
Proper Stockpiling Can Maintain Almond Q…
As almond yields increase, growers may find themselves with more harvested crop than processors can handle. Proper stockpiling techniques can Read More
Fruits
July 11, 2016
‘Next Generation’ Of 1-MCP Postharvest T…
Decco/ESSENTIV’s TruPick is to be used on apples, pears, and other fruits and vegetables. Read More
Equipment
May 2, 2016
USDA Offers New Loans For Portable Farm …
Portable equipment can help producers, including small and local farmers, get products to market quickly. Read More
Leafy Vegetables
May 2, 2016
Electronic Eye Detects Decay Inside Bagg…
Researchers develop a way to help select breeding lines that will yield cut lettuce with a longer shelflife. Read More
Fruits
April 27, 2016
It’s Time To Rethink Grade Standards For…
Food waste is largely dictated by limiting produce standards. Read More
Leafy Vegetables
January 6, 2016
Research Focuses On Extending Shelflife …
Scientists evaluated peppers and lettuce, looking for qualities that will extend storage and slow decay. Read More
Citrus
November 26, 2015
Orbis Introduces First Plastic, Reusable…
  ORBIS Corporation, an international manufacturer of sustainable reusable packaging and a leader in supply chain optimization, has introduced PlastiCorr, Read More
Nuts
November 11, 2015
Project Aims To Create Guidelines For Pi…
Pistachio processors already go to great lengths to ensure their product is safe for consumers, but the Food Safety Modernization Read More
Citrus
October 27, 2015
Workshop Focuses On Microbial Produce Sa…
  The annual Produce Safety Workshop will be held Nov. 3-5 at the Buehler Alumni Center on the campus of Read More
Fruits
September 15, 2015
New Anti-Browning Formula Prevents Brown…
The formula from Cal Poly halts microbial growth and extends shelf life. Read More
Fruits
August 31, 2015
6 Tips To Avoid Postharvest Losses
Avoiding postharvest losses essentially comes down to knowing what techniques to employ, and what to evade throughout each link in Read More
Fruits
August 28, 2015
What Makes A Flavorful Fruit?
These days, U.S. consumers are increasingly demanding good-tasting fruit and the industry is responding. However, there remains room for improvement Read More
Postharvest Handling
August 26, 2015
Technology Helping To Bring That “…
Imagine what it’s like to pick a fresh peach off of a tree in an orchard. The smell, the texture Read More
Postharvest Handling
August 24, 2015
Oregon Cherry Grower Announces Advanceme…
View Fresh, a modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) system owned by Orchard View Farms of The Dalles, OR, announces the release of Read More
Fruits
August 18, 2015
Elizabeth Mitcham Honored As Outstanding…
Elizabeth Mitcham, a University of California (UC)-Davis scientist, was honored by the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) as its Read More
Apples & Pears
July 30, 2015
EPA Approves New 1-MCP Technology
EPA approved Fysium, a new 1-MCP product from Pace International LLC. Considered new technology, this product is produced on-site by Read More