AgroFresh launches flower preservation solution in Brazil

AgroFresh has launched GUSTEC SAG Ornamentals, a preservation solution for the Brazilian flower industry.

GUSTEC SAG Ornamentals is a protective adjuvant for non-edible ornamentals that forms a protective, invisible, odorless, and colorless film, extending the post-harvest life of flowers. The vegetable-based solution does not leave residue.

GUSTEC SAG Ornamentals has a synergistic effect with fungicides and provides enhanced rot control, according to AgroFresh testing. Flowers treated with both solutions had a lower incidence of fungi and, consequently, longer shelf life than flowers treated only with fungicides. In addition, there was better flower bud opening and petal retention, two important flower attributes that increases consumer satisfaction. In the photos below it is possible to see the result in flowers (Rosa Avalanche).

AgroFresh is an AgTech innovator with a mission to prevent food loss/waste and conserve the planet’s resources by providing a range of science-based solutions, data-driven digital technologies, and high-touch customer services. AgroFresh supports growers, packers, and retailers with solutions to enhance the quality and extend the shelf life of fresh produce and flowers.

Operating in Brazil since 2005, AgroFresh has a strong presence in the apple market and has been expanding its portfolio with the introduction of solutions for different crops, including ornamental flowers. The Brazillian  flower industry, which has 8000 producers across 15000ha (according to IbraFlor), can now take advantage of a new flower preservation solution:GUSTEC SAG Ornamentals.

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