Reducing postharvest storage disorders, extending apple storage life with HarvestWatch DCA-CF

Apple storage issues are numerous, from reduction in flavor and crunchy texture to disorders that form during storage such as superficial scald and flesh browning. Scientists have known for a long time that controlling the oxygen level is key. However, knowing exactly what oxygen levels are optimal for each variety was traditionally up to guesswork. Oxygen that is too low may cause fermentation and fruit damage.
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CA Research Facility Recently Upgraded at Stellenbosch University

Hortgro Pome recently invested in a world class CA research facility at the Stellenbosch University, Western Cape, South Africa. 

The state of the art facility places Stellenbosch University at the front line of CA research and seeks solve post-harvest problems in the industry such as superficial scald prevention. 

The facility includes 3 post-harvest storage systems from 3 industry suppliers. Gas At Site has partnered with Isolcell to deliver and install one of the three systems.

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Container Classroom Project for Zenzelini School in Khayelitsha

Zenzeleni School for Creative Education is a waldorf-based school situated in the Khayelitsha Township in Cape Town. The school is more than just a regular primary school, teaching its learners in ways that educate body, mind and soul with lessons such as art, music, group games, theatre and crafts. Zenzeleni aims to teach its children to be confident and creative in finding their way out of an inherited social and economic disadvantage. 

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Good Fruit Grower Magazine: “DCA Editorial Article”

An Italian researcher is experimenting with a nonchemical method to prevent scald developing in stored apples, and has tested it successfully in some commercial packing houses.

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