Hazel Tech® To Host First Annual Stone Fruit Quality Summit
CHICAGO, IL - With innovation already at the forefront of its operations, Hazel Technologies is going one step further by unveiling its first-ever virtual Stone Fruit Quality Summit. The one-hour event is slated for Friday February 26, and will feature exciting speakers from across the world of stonefruit, just in time for the 2021 North American stonefruit season kick off.
“Hazel Tech® has dedicated extensive research to understand the unique post-harvest and supply chain challenges in stonefruit. We are thrilled to offer a technology that can help growers, shippers, and retailers provide top-quality fruit to the market. Hazel invests in developing cutting-edge solutions and is excited to participate in and sponsor this event” said Mario Cervantes, Senior Business Development Manager for Hazel Technologies.
The highly anticipated event will include Angelos Deltsidis, Assistant Professor of Postharvest Physiology at the University of Georgia; Bill Purewal, PureFresh Sales Owner and Sales Manager, Grower and Marketer of premium California fresh fruit since 1970; and Cervantes as its keynote speakers.
“PureFresh Sales is continually looking for innovative ways to create value for our business and make our supply chain more sustainable long-term, which is why we are excited to participate in the Stone Fruit Quality Summit,” commented Purewal.
Speeches will highlight the latest research and studies on fresh stonefruit post-harvest quality, according to a press release, including maintaining color and firmness across varieties, preventing shrivel, and optimizing quality during transit.
Additionally, technology for stonefruit that has been tested by the University of California, Davis on peaches, plums, nectarines, and apricots will also be discussed.
“I am committed to finding new post-harvest solutions for crops with challenging shelf-life,” said Deltsidis. “I look forward to sharing stonefruit research results and case studies around proven advancements in shelf-life technology.”
Hazel Tech’s Stone Fruit Quality Summit is free to attend, and registration is now open to the industry until February 26, or until capacity is reached.
To sign up for the event, click here.
How will this new event continue to drive the stonefruit industry and promote innovation? We here at AndNowUKnow look forward to bringing you the answers.