Fruit Ripening & Ethylene Management Workshop, April 2-3, UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center
“Sponsoring this event allows our business to support the amazing efforts of the UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center! Furthermore, it’s all about what we do,” said Greg Akins, President & CEO of Catalytic Generators. When asked how attending the upcoming workshop is beneficial, Akins stated, “Most attendees need to know where’s the best place to buy equipment for ethylene application, or quality assurance tools to test fruit maturity. It is vital for us to be there with resources in hand, demonstrate their proper use and to answer questions, and over the years, attendees have found it helpful for us to be there!”
Catalytic Generators manufactures ethylene generators and Ethy-Gen II Ripening Concentrate, used to initiate the ripening process of many fruits. Adding convenience and efficiency to ripening operations, QA Supplies provides hundreds of products to assure the quality of fresh produce and other perishables will be maintained, controlled, and evaluated in various environmental conditions. Both companies have sponsored the UC Postharvest Technology Center Fruit Ripening & Ethylene Management Workshop since 2008.
“UC Davis has continually been an expert in postharvest research and education for several decades. Their workshop is an excellent resource for anyone in the fresh produce industry looking to learn more about how to grow, store, and maintain quality produce,” said Russ Holt, Sales & Marketing Manager at QA Supplies. Holt continued, “We see a wide range of people from all segments of fresh produce, so it’s an excellent opportunity for our business to learn from them and understand what new products they are looking for.”
Participants of the workshop come from all over the world. Steve Page, Vice President of Catalytic Generators stated, “There was a large international presence at the event last year, so you get to hear about the industry from different perspectives by location. Importers, exporters, and growers for local consumption all come together to discuss the latest in fresh produce and ripening technology. It’s truly an exquisite experience!”
Attendees will have the unique opportunity to network with ripening professionals, discover and view demonstrations of the most recent technological advances in the industry, and participate in roundtable discussions. Topics discussed in previous years include the importance of ripening programs, ripening facilities and equipment, temperature management, fruit development, maturity and quality relationships, and the biology of ethylene production.
See Catalytic Generators and QA Supplies at the 25th Annual UC Postharvest Technology Center Fruit Ripening & Ethylene Management Workshop at the University of California Postharvest Center April 2-3, 2019.
About Catalytic Generators LLC
The process of producing ethylene in ripening rooms was invented and patented by Catalytic Generators in 1973. The system consists of a catalytic-type generator that converts a liquid concentrate, called Ethy-Gen ® II, into safe levels of ethylene, which is a natural plant hormone produced by many fruits, including bananas, tomatoes, avocados, mangos, and pears. With a strategic distribution network, Catalytic Generators offers its customers timely service and delivery across the globe.
About QA Supplies LLC
Founded in 1995, QA Supplies has thousands of competitively priced products designed to meet the needs of professionals who monitor, control, or evaluate environmental conditions to assure that the quality of fresh produce and other perishables, including meat, poultry, seafood, and dairy, will be maintained. With thermometers, water quality testers, air analyzers, insulated covers, etc., we supply anything you need to guarantee quality and freshness.