Hazel Technologies Prepares for Kiwi Quality Summit With New Technologies; Dwayne Farrington and Mario Cervantes Comment
CHICAGO, IL - Leaning into the virtual format for events to spread more industry knowledge, Hazel Technologies, known for its fresh produce solutions that extend shelf-life, increase sales, and fight food waste, has announced its first-ever virtual Kiwi Quality Summit.
Over the past several months, the solutions company has held these virtual events for apples, cherries, and grapes, amongst others, and the Kiwi Quality Summit will keep a similar format. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 29, for U.S. attendees and on Wednesday, June 30, for those participating from New Zealand.
“At Hazel Tech, we develop solutions that reduce labor costs and increase efficiency,” commented Mario Cervantes, Director of Business Development AgTech, Hazel Technologies. “Hazel Tech’s suite of products tailored for kiwifruit optimize pre-harvest farming practices and help maintain color and firmness postharvest. We look forward to sponsoring and presenting at the event, and moreover the opportunity to improve yields and reduce food waste in the global supply chain.”
The summit, according to a press release, will feature keynote speakers from across the industry as the 2021 New Zealand kiwifruit season begins. Also, the event will include presentations on innovation and cutting-edge pre- and post-harvest technologies.
Additionally, Kelly Hale, Vice President of Sales at Hazel Tech, will moderate a grower’s perspective panel featuring Cam Clayton of DMS Progrowers, Dwayne Farrington of Farmlands Co-Op, and Gary Geurts, formerly of Apata. Throughout the panel, the growers will share their experiences on pre-harvest budbreak optimization solutions and plans for the upcoming season.
“We work closely with growers across New Zealand to understand their unique growing conditions and bring to market products to meet their needs,” said Farrington. “I look forward to the Kiwi Quality Summit and the opportunity to educate the industry on the latest genetic sequencing technology to ensure accurate forecasting for budbreak and increase king flower production.”
Following the growers panel, Mario Cervantes will present on Hazel Tech’s suite of products tailored for kiwi growers. Currently, the solutions company provides both pre- and post-harvest solutions for the kiwi industry, including Hazel Trex™ pre-harvest technology, which is designed to improve kiwifruit orchard performance and increase orchard efficiency. The technology provides guidance to growers on the best timing for orchard management practices, and benefits have been the optimization of orchard practices as well as improved budbreak and flowering results in Hayward and “Gold” kiwifruit orchards.
In addition to Hazel Trex, the company offers in box treatments that serve as postharvest solution for organic and conventional growers. Hazel Tech’s postharvest solutions include Hazel 100™ and Hazel O™ sachets.
To hear more about the kiwi season and Hazel Tech’s lineup of unique offerings, register for the free event by clicking here. Registration will remain open until June 29, or until full capacity is reached.
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