FRUIT & VEGETABLE PACKING MADE EASY
Fully featured post harvest processing for your busy packhouse, including quality, packing, inventory, storage, and sales & distribution software. Reduce post harvest waste, increase post harvest traceability and quality. Ideal for fruit, vegetable, seafood, perishable packers and processors with solutions for small, medium, and large fresh produce processing and handling businesses. Manage fresh produce block-chain, SENASA export documentation, import packing data from grading machines , Walmart EDI/ASN, and more...
AN EASY TO USE PACKING SOLUTION
Deliver new inventory efficiencies with farmsoft's fruit & vegetable packing solution designed to increase your visibility into the fresh produce being processed at your fresh produce facility.
Gain new insight into the profitability of each line / product range using the Profit Dashboard; analyze the profitability of each line after direct, batch, and transport costs have been deducted (transport is configurable for each client to allow accurate transport cost calculation).
Reduce fruit & vegetable shrinkage through better inventory management methods, including the analysis of ageing inventory, and alerts for expiring inventory.
Print and email documentation for fruit & vegetable shipments including Bill Of Lading, Invoice, Shipping Documents, and even labels for fruit & vegetable cartons, crates, bags, and bins.
Designed for medium to large sized fruit & vegetable packing and processing enterprises.
fruit and vegetable packing solution
fruit and vegetable packing solution
Fruit Packing Process
FarmSoft delivers your choice of simple or comprehensive fruit packing processes, for vegetables, grains, flower, coffee, hops, and other fresh produce. Easy batch based packing allows ad-hoc, and strict pack to order processes. Optionally implement FarmSoft Food Manufacturing for advanced value adding activities such as food manufacturing, while maintaining maximum food safety standards.
Before deciding on what packaging to use, the grower or packing-house operator has to consider many factors to ensure that the cost does not exceed the benefits. The decision should be made after consultation with market operators, packaging suppliers, transport operators and post-harvest extension advisers. Factors to consider are: The proper time to remove a fruit from the tree or plant varies with each fruit and is governed by whether the product will be sold and consumed within hours, or stored for weeks, months, or even a year. Most fruits are harvested as close as possible to the time they are eaten. A few, of which banana and pear are outstanding examples, may be harvested while immature and still ripen satisfactorily. Orange, grapefruit, and some varieties of avocado may be “stored” on the tree for several months after they have attained good quality; this method cuts costs in handling and marketing.
Many fruits, including apple, pear, orange, lemon, and grapefruit, may drop from the tree during the last part of the maturation period. Preharvest drop of these fruits can be delayed by application of dilute sprays of growth-regulating substances like naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA). The chemical spray Alar [N-(dimethylamino) succinamic acid] applied four to six weeks after bloom on apple not only reduces fruit drop at harvest but increases red colour, firmness, and return bloom the next year, in addition to other advantages.
For the fresh market, most tree and bush fruits are still harvested by hand. For processing, drying, and occasionally for fresh market, mechanical motor-driven tree and bush shakers with appropriate catching belts, bins, pallets, and electric lifts reduce harvesting and handling labour. In years to come, machinery may make it possible to machine-harvest most fruits, with no more, and possibly less, damage than with hand picking.