Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-funded technology company delivering new solutions for fresh produce to extend shelf-life, increase sales, and fight food waste, announced the launch of the first ever virtual Mango Quality Summit. A one hour event held on Wednesday November 25th, the summit will feature keynote speakers from across the mango industry ahead of the ‘20-’21 Southern Hemisphere mango season.
Speakers will include Dr. Jorge A. Osuna-García, a mango researcher who has conducted studies for groups including the National Mango Board as well as the government of Mexico, Renzo Muro, CEO of Fundo Los Paltos, a mango grower and exporter in Peru, and Mario Cervantes, Senior Business Development Manager at Hazel Technologies, Inc.
Right: Renzo Muro.
The keynote speeches will highlight the latest research on fresh mango post-harvest quality, including maintaining quality in different varieties of mango, preventing development of fungus such as anthracnose, and ensuring optimum quality during long-distance transit.
“This year has been an unprecedented year for the mango industry and tropical fruit industry in general, across Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, and the rest of the Americas,” commented Jorge A. Osuna-García. “I am excited to share our latest mango quality research developments with the tropical fruit industry in order to ensure a successful future season.”
Right: Jorge A. Osuna-García.
"Fundo Los Paltos is always seeking to be at the frontier of fruit quality innovation, which is why we are excited to participate in the Mango Quality Summit," commented Renzo Muro, CEO, Fundo Lost Paltos. Fundo Los Paltos currently manages over 700 acres of mangoes in the San Lorenzo production area of Piura on the coast of Northern Peru.
“Hazel Tech has dedicated extensive research and investment to understand the most urgent post-harvest management problems in the tropical fruit and particularly the fresh mango category and deliver cutting-edge solutions. Hazel is excited to participate in and sponsor this event” said Mario Cervantes, Senior Business Development Manager Hazel Technologies.
Right: Mario Cervantes.
The Mango Quality Summit is a free event. Registration is open to the general industry until November 25th or until capacity is reached. Content will be available in both English and Spanish.
To register for the event, click here.