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Postharvest

Featured stories covering postharvest managment in this issue.

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  • Rob Blakey joins WSU

Blazing a trail for female growers

February 15th, 2017|0 Comments

International Fruit Tree Association launches women’s group to provide education, mentorship.

  • Post-harvest fungicide testing

New postharvest fungicide idea comes from an old place

January 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Natamycin emerges as a possible nontoxic postharvest fungicide.

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Targeting bacterial pathogens in cold storage with ozone

January 26th, 2017|0 Comments

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Much is still unknown about contamination risks from pathogens in fruit packing warehouses. Researchers across the country are working to learn more about the survivability

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Safeguarding Honeycrisp from storage disorders

January 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Packers have options to help protect against Honeycrisp storage disorders.

  • USDA experiments to see what combination of post-harvest practices best reduces development of bitter pit.

Beating bitter pit in Honeycrisp

January 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Researchers look for postharvest strategies to reduce bitter pit risks in Honeycrisp.

  • Plant Physiologist David Rudell at the USDA’s Tree Fruit Research Laboratory in Wenatchee, Washington.

Seeing scald before it happens with new tool

January 25th, 2017|0 Comments

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Warehouses employ a variety of strategies to prevent superficial scald from spoiling apples during storage, but, in most cases, the only sign that those techniques

  • Irrigation water testing training

Hanrahan: Food safety questions and answers

January 20th, 2017|0 Comments

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Questions abound about implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act. To keep you abreast of the latest information, Good Fruit Grower, in cooperation with industry

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Compliance countdown: Getting ready for next year’s food safety regulations

January 20th, 2017|0 Comments

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Inspections under the Food Safety Modernization Act are coming to orchards and packing plants in 2018 and, with just a year to go, many facilities

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Year after year, the striking images on our covers live on

January 19th, 2017|0 Comments

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It’s that time of year again when we’ll be visiting your mailbox more often. From now through May, you’ll receive new issues of Good Fruit

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Ariane Stechmann, Young Grower from Hamburg, Germany

January 19th, 2017|0 Comments

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family background / Ariane is the oldest of four siblings who make up the family’s 10th generation of farmers. To help in preparation for future

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Managing a variable vineyard

January 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Research team aims to develop ‘prescription map’ for vineyards.

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New hires at UC Davis and Washington State

January 16th, 2017|0 Comments

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New leader of UC Davis postharvest center

Food safety expert Trevor Suslow took over leadership of the Postharvest Technology Center at the University of California, Davis