Verdant™ Technologies has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for an expanded label of HarvestHold Fresh®, including the addition of 18 crops.
The latest addition of crops for use with HarvestHold Fresh includes asparagus, avocado, banana, bell pepper, blueberry, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cucumber, kiwi, lime, mango, mushrooms, okra, papaya, pineapple, spinach, strawberry, and sweet corn. The 18 added crops are in addition to apricot, broccoli, grapes, melons, nectarine, peach, persimmon, plum, and tomato, which were approved by the EPA in September 2021.
The expanded label also includes flexibility for recycling HarvestHold Fresh sheets after application.
“Expanding our HarvestHold Fresh offering into many additional crops is going to bring tremendous opportunity to fruit and vegetable growers around the U.S.,” said Gordon Robertson, CEO of Verdant Technologies. “We are confident in the value our technology delivers across a wide range of commodities, and we’re looking forward to partnering with customers to provide the simplest and most effective post-harvest solution to keep their produce fresher for longer.”
HarvestHold Fresh is a shelf-life extension solution providing the simplest and most flexible post-harvest delivery method on the market. Through its breakthrough delivery method of industry-standard 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP), HarvestHold Fresh significantly reduces waste in the perishable produce supply chain and offers unmatched storability and portability.
Verdant Technologies has received U.S. state approvals for HarvestHold Fresh in 49 states, with anticipation of approval in California by late 2022.
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