Hazel Technologies, Inc. announces its final Quality Summit of 2021 featuring the kiwifruit category. A one-hour event will be held on Thursday December 9th (*December 10 NZDT). The summit will feature keynote speakers from across the industry amid the North American kiwifruit season and ahead of the 2022 European and New Zealand Kiwifruit season.
From left to right: David Tanner, Dwayne Farrington, Allan Clover, and Mario Cervantes.
The webinar will start with a presentation by David Tanner, managing director at Start Afresh Ltd. followed by a grower panel featuring Allan Clover, grower services at Mount Pack & Cool, Dwayne Farrington, technical leader – Kiwifruit and Subtropical Crops at Farmlands Co-operative Society Limited and Josh Inglis, manager at Inglis Packers Limited. Hazel Technologies’ director of business development – agtech, Mario Cervantes, will close the webinar by discussing preharvest and postharvest technologies that benefit and protect kiwifruit quality.
“I have dedicated my career to both pre and postharvest advancements for the kiwifruit industry and look forward to discussing the growth and science that helps enhance and protect quality in this diverse category” said Tanner. “As a grower, innovator and educator, it’s always a pleasure to connect with fellow professionals and discuss where the industry is headed.”
“Through working with kiwifruit growers from New Zealand to California, we understand the unique need for preharvest and postharvest solutions to optimize budbreak and deliver premium quality around the globe,” said Cervantes. “We look forward to bringing these tailored technologies to European and LATAM growers in 2022, as well as continuing to support the farms we’ve been working with for several years.”
December marks the 9th Quality Summit hosted by Hazel Technologies this year. Previous summits featured insights on the grape, apple, avocado, stone fruit and cherry categories. The Kiwifruit Quality Summit is a free event. Registration is open to the general industry until December 9th or until capacity is reached. Register here.