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Postharvest

Featured stories covering postharvest in this issue.

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  • British Columbia farms

Breeder is ready to grow Canadian program

January 29th, 2019|0 Comments

Amrit Singh began work at Summerland Research and Development Centre knowing he has ‘big shoes to fill.’

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Picking up the pace of picking apples

January 29th, 2019|0 Comments

Michigan Apple Committee funds study to find ways to make harvest more efficient.

  • Pear packing and sorting

Advances in automation pump up pear packers

January 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Packing line improvements point to progress on pesky pear packing problems.

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A pick of packing house highlights

January 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Packing house highlights: Kershaw innovates old-school style, Washington Fruit stacks with robots and Columbia Fruit finds new vision with improved tunnel.

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Grape growers feeling the stress of berry splits

January 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Washington State University researcher studies the details of why grapes split.

  • Post-harvest fungicide testing

Biofungicide shows promise for cherry packers

January 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

First commercial use of natamycin in cherry packing last season reported successful.

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High praise for growing under high tunnels

January 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

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High tunnels are a great way to get more out of sweet cherries, including larger and earlier-ripening fruit. The question is: Do the potential profits

  • Cold storage in Yakima WA

When using MCP, know your warehouse goals

January 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Timing of MCP treatment depends on the aim of postharvest management.

  • Rick Plath

Go with the flow for cold storage efficiency

January 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Considering airflow and efficient cold storage design helps protect fruit quality and lowers energy costs.

  • Clean Plant Center Northwest

Cosmic contribution to Clean Plant Center

January 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Using WA 38 graft wood fees, nursery institute donates funds for new growth chamber to Clean Plant Center Northwest.

  • Cleaning and sanitation workshop

Peracetic acid shines in sanitizer study

January 15th, 2019|2 Comments

WSU researcher tinkers with sanitizers and best ways to use them.

  • New Blue Bird Wenatchee cherry lines open

Ozone filling a void for fruit packers

January 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Organic storage and food safety needs drive renewed interest in ozone technology.

  • Cleaning and sanitation workshop

Good to Know: Wash and learn

January 14th, 2019|0 Comments

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It’s a fact of life: If you’re storing, holding or packing produce, you have a program for cleaning and sanitizing your facilities and any food

  • Apple disorders

Dininny: A+ effort on next apple defect guide

January 14th, 2019|1 Comment

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For years, Washington growers and packers have turned to a handy, 36-page guide to determine the exact cause of the flaws in their apples.

Alas, the

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Dan Norman, a young grower from Sparta, Michigan

January 14th, 2019|0 Comments

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family background/ Dan is a first-generation tree fruit grower who wants to build on the farm’s family legacy built by his father-in-law, Rodney Klenk, in