All the news for Post-harvest​

Michigan State University's (USA) response to climate challenges


09 Jul 2024

The Agricultural Climate Resiliency Program, launched by the Michigan Plant Coalition together with Michigan State University and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, aims to address the long-term climate and water challenges affecting the state.

Cherry post-harvest: the efficacy of Plasma-Activated Ice Slurry (PAIS)


04 Jul 2024

A study conducted by a Chinese team explores the application of PAIS in sweet cherry preservation. The study aimed testing PAIS alongside ice water mixture to evaluate its effectiveness in reducing the internal temperature of sweet cherries and inhibiting fungal growth.

Moldova: fresh cherry market outstrips demand for frozen products


01 Jul 2024

On the wholesale market, frozen sweet and sour cherries are priced between EUR 1.90 and EUR 2.10. There is strong demand for these fruits, with buyers eager to secure or bargain for these products - an omen of potential price increases on the horizon.

Hot water treatments (HWT) as an alternative for sweet cherry storage and quality


28 Jun 2024

The study conducted by C. Aubert and colleagues from the Centre Technique Interprofessionnel des Fruits et Légumes (France) investigates the impact of hot water treatments (HWT) on the quality and preservation of sweet cherries, focusing on two cultivars: Balrine and Regina.

The importance of water hygiene for post-harvest cherries


28 Jun 2024

Proper temperature management is a key factor for quality. Low temperatures (0ºC) and high humidity (90-95%) allow good quality for at least 2 weeks. However, with temperatures between 4º-6ºC this duration is reduced to 4-8 days.

Pre-harvest γ-aminobutyric acid helps maintain quality during storage


30 May 2024

γ-aminobutyric acid regulates numerous physiological processes in plants. The University of Alicante monitored for two years the effects of foliar sprays of GABA at different concentrations at critical stages of fruit development in three sweet cherry cultivars.

Problems and effective solutions against dehydration of cherries during the cold chain


24 May 2024

One of the main challenges cherries face during the journey is dehydration, which leads to loss of firmness and browning of the pedicel. In addition, the metabolism of the fruit accelerates its senescence, deteriorating the final condition of the fruit.

INDUSER promotes new weighing machine capable of adapting to different packaging formats


23 May 2024

‘The objective of this new version is to offer the market a packaging machine with greater capacity and gentler handling of the fruit,’ says Pedro Martínez, sales manager, ‘in order to consolidate our position in the European market with a wider range of products'.

TOMRA's new LUCAi platform for post-harvest efficiency in the US and New Zealand


21 May 2024

Cherry packers Prima Frutta Packing, Dunstan Hills and Panmure Orchards in California, the US and New Zealand have implemented TOMRA's LUCAi technology, achieving ‘improved grading and a productivity increase of around 10%’.

Valle del Jerte cherries: how technology and manual processes come together for a quality product


06 May 2024

‘In production we find traditional and mechanised processes, but logistics are still mainly manual,’ says Mónica Tierno, general manager of the Valle del Jerte Cooperative Group, ‘although this does not mean that it is slower. Time is against this product’.