Post-harvest quality

AgroFresh to establish local lab

AgroFresh Australia has announced that it will invest over $330,000 to establish a laboratory to support customers using SmartFresh™, its post-harvest technology, and other emerging products including Harvista™. Dr Hannah James will run AgroFresh Australia's new laboratory in Victoria. The 72-square metre laboratory in Officer, Victoria, will operate for the 2017 season. It [...]

By |September 14th, 2016|News, Post-harvest quality, Victoria|

Post-harvest seminar focuses on improving quality

Author: Angus Crawford Technical Manager, APAL 03 9329 3511 acrawford@apal.org.au Around 100 packing shed managers, orchard managers and industry advisors from across the country participated in APAL’s Post-harvest Seminar to learn about research and ideas to improve post-harvest quality in apples and pears. First up, horticultural consultant Marcel Veens advised us that achieving [...]

By |February 1st, 2016|Fruit maturity management, Post-harvest quality|

Queensland seeks to irradiate apples

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) is considering an application from Queensland’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFFQ) to allow apples to be irradiated. “Irradiation is being sought as an alternative treatment to some pesticides, which are no longer permitted or permissions for use have changed,” FSANZ chief Steve McCutcheon said in a Sun [...]

By |September 28th, 2014|Hygiene and food safety, Post-harvest quality|