Special Post-Harvest 2019

Canadian company showcases waterless produce washing system

Clean Works promotes waterless fresh produce washing

Clean Works, based in Beamsville, Ontario, has invented a process to clean fresh produce without using water. Using ultraviolet light and vaporised hydrogen peroxide, the company claims the 30 second process kills 99% of dangerous pathogens. The company also says it increases the shelf life of produce by…

Washable, durable and recyclable

Edeka relies on reusable nets as an environmentally friendly alternative

The EDEKA reusable nets are washable, durable and recyclable: Therefore, in contrast to plastic and paper bags, they can be reused. This saves thousands of disposable bags per…

UK: Mail order nursery switches to environmentally-friendly packaging

Ahead of the new growing season, mail order nurseries are gearing up for spring with environmental and climate protection being more and more important for the end user. One of Macpac’s horticulture customers has chosen an option for in-transit plant protection combined with an environmental solution.…

NUS Department of Chemistry

Singapore: Detecting the fruit ripening hormone ethylene

Ethylene, a gaseous plant hormone which regulates a wide range of biological processes, is associated with the ripening processes in a number of fruits such as apples and pears. Better understanding of the effects of ethylene concentration on the ripening process can lead to improved management of fruit…

Matthew Valantine - Baltimore Innovations

"The key was a reliable system that produced the same package time and time again cost effectively."

A leading United Kingdom packaging company says demand for its tomato slicing machine is growing, as the need for convenience food grows. Baltimore Innovations now has more than 40 machines world-wide, mostly in the United States and Europe – but also in Japan and Australia. Managing Director Matthew…

How to efficiently classify blueberries?

Worldwide, blueberry is a very popular product. In recent years the production of blueberry also increased and with the bigger production a good grading of the different sizes also becomes more important. A company that is specialized in processing fruits and vegetables is Zhengzhou First Industry, they…

FDA sampling of fresh herbs, guacamole and processed avocado

As of January 1, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has tested 747 fresh herb samples (441 domestic, 306 import), and 526 processed avocado or guacamole samples (435…

UK: Fieldwork Robotics wins funding to accelerate development of fruit-picking robot

Frontier IP Group Plc’s portfolio firm Fieldwork Robotics has won over £500,000 in funding from Innovate UK. The money will be used to accelerate the development of its raspberry-picking robot. Frontier, which holds a 27.5% stake in Fieldwork, said the funding would put towards a project to create a…

India: AI-focused agritech startup raises $2 million

Intello Labs, an AI-focused agritech startup, has closed a seed round of $2 million from Nexus Venture Partners and Omnivore. Intello Labs is leveraging AI tools, including computer vision and deep learning, to build a platform for grading and quality monitoring of agricultural commodities. Intello Labs…

Australia: "Veggycation" relaunch teaches consumers how to love vegetables

Eating the right amount of vegetables each day will not only support your overall health and wellbeing, it can also help improve your vision, speed up your metabolism and keep your mind active. The nutrition, origins, health benefits and even cooking and storage tips for more than 80 vegetables have been…

Ecogreen agricultural harvesters

Italy: Asparagus and strawberry harvesting machines

Ever attentive to the needs of the market and an expert in innovative technologies, Ecogreen has the best motorized agricultural machines, which are completed by accessories that facilitate the work of laborers, with a significant saving of time and money. All Ecogreen harvesting machines are electric,…

Strauss supplies asparagus sorting machines, weighing machines, packaging machines and harvesting aids

"Only harvesting the asparagus to be done by hand"

For more than 20 years, Strauss Verpackungsmaschinen has been producing asparagus sorting machines, weighing machines, packaging machines and, for five years, harvesting aids for asparagus. At the moment, the preparation for this year's season is in full swing. In parts of Europe, harvesting already…

Solid board packaging tested in various markets

How to pack fresh products in a sustainable way without hiding them in brown cardboard boxes? Designing plastic alternative packaging requires taking into account all kinds of conditions. That is why Abelan Videcart has been testing their packaging made out of solid board in various markets. “The…

Baby greens a "crunchy alternative to romaine and iceberg"

On the heels of launching its Fusion blend just a few short months ago, lef Farms introduces another leafy green to the market, called Crisp. Touted as a crunchy new alternative to traditional Romaine and Iceberg lettuce, Crisp combines a robust, crispy bite with a fresh, bright flavor — making it an…

Machines, packaging, storage, transportation:

Special Post-Harvest at HortiDaily this month

This month, we will pay more attention to post-harvest techniques, processes and products. Also in FloralDaily and our Dutch newsletters, Groentennieuws and Bloemen- en plantennieuws, this subject will be highlighted. The articles related to post-harvest are published in a Special box, named Special…


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