4HM Solutions, Frutmac partner on sustainable packaging 

4HM Solutions and Frutmac recently announced a strategic partnership that will provide a tray forming, filling and sealing system with 100 percent sustainability, according to a news release.

“This partnership between 4HM and Frutmac is a game-changer in the realm of sustainable packaging,” said Chip Manuel, co-founder of 4HM. “By combining our long-term relationships with their vast experience and innovative technology in the industry, we have created a product that not only helps protect our planet but can also be implemented quickly and cost-effectively.” 

The new packaging line is designed to reduce waste by having recyclable materials such as cardboard trays for fruits or vegetables. The new line also ensures produce stays fresher longer by using breathable packaging instead of plastic wraps that trap moisture in the package, which can lead to spoilage. 

For more information, visit: www.4hmsolutions.com.

FarmQA adds tasks and workflow to its digital platform

FarmQA, an ag-tech company that builds digital agronomy tools, recently announced the general availability of tasks and workflow for its FarmQA suite, according to a news release. The FarmQA tasks feature helps keep organizations running smoothly through work assignments such as scouting, soil sampling, pruning and thinning, chemical application, product delivery and more.

“Our goal with FarmQA is to enable users to get work done more efficiently,” said Paul Bramel, vice president of engineering. “The tasks feature streamlines work across the organization, enables adjustments, and helps ensure no task is overlooked.”

With FarmQA tasks, a daily task view displays all tasks assigned within the organization across any seven-day period, and work can easily be shifted as needed or reassigned. 

For more information, visit farmqa.com. 

Qualterra names Shara Green as new sales executive

Shara Green
Shara Green

Agricultural biotechnology company Qualterra Inc., has hired Shara Green as its sales executive, according to a news release. In her role, Green will work with customers across all three commercial technologies at Qualterra: molecular plant testing services, plant propagation (nursery) and biomass processing/biochar soil amendments.

“Shara’s grower background delivers on our sales strategy of personalized, customer service,” said Mike Werner, CEO at Qualterra. “Her technical knowledge will benefit our company as we continue to develop and commercialize technologies for farmers. We’re proud to have her on board.”

Green is a fourth-generation tree fruit grower in Wapato, Washington. Her professional sales background is rooted in the craft beverage and wine industries. She serves on the board of directors at the Yakima County Farm Bureau and is an attending member of the Yakima Pom Club.

“Being raised on a commercial tree fruit farm instilled within me tremendous insight and respect to all those that farm for their livelihoods,” Green said. “Agriculture is in my blood, and now I can extend my love of the industry into my career life.”

For more information, visit: qualterraag.com.