AgroFresh Inc. | Date: 2014-01-14
This invention is based on surprising results that certain concentrations of certain sugars stabilize cyclopropene formulation in aqueous solutions. Provided are compositions comprising an aqueous solution of at least one cyclopropene and at least one sugar. Also provided are methods of using such compositions for inhibiting an ethylene response in a plant.
AgroFresh Inc. | Date: 2014-02-06
Provided are systems and methods for plant stress mitigation. The systems provided comprises three key components to perform a self-standardized algorithm for identifying/measuring significant stress conditions within a short time window (for example 1 to 3 days). After identification of a significant stress condition, plants under stress can be treated with a composition comprising an ethylene synthesis or perception inhibitor, for example 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP). Also provided are methods for identifying plant genes in response to stress using the system disclosed herein.
AgroFresh Inc. | Date: 2015-05-22
The present invention is based on the surprising result that packaging materials comprising at least one moisture modulating agent can significantly reduce moisture loss, physical damage, and/or microbial decay of produce. Inclusion of such moisture modulating agent(s) can provide at least one of the following advantages: (1) less disease development as compared to traditional packaging material; (2) fresher, firmer produce with less rot or defects (for example cracking or splitting); (3) better see-through as compared to traditional packaging material; (4) preventing the humidity inside the bag from coalescing into large drops or even pools of water (i.e., less water accumulation or moisture condensation within the package); and (5) providing sufficient gas transmission of oxygen (O
AgroFresh Inc. | Date: 2014-07-11
This invention is related to controlled release formulations of volatile antimicrobial compounds against pathogens affecting meats, plants, or plant parts or dairy products. Provided are delivery systems in the form of coatings or films, where controlled release of their volatile components in vapor form is triggered by high relative humidity. The volatile component may include, for example volatile antimicrobial liquids including low molecular weight alcohols and/or aldehydes, 1-methylcyclopropene, and/or other volatile fungicides.
AgroFresh Inc. | Date: 2013-04-26
Disclosed are packing material/matrix and methods of making thereof for slow or extended release of at least one active volatile compound(s). Provided are gel matrix polymerized from particular pre-polymer, and optionally initiators are added during polymerization. The active volatile compounds are encapsulated in molecular encapsulating agents into a form of molecular complex, an the molecular complex is further incorporated into the gel matrix. Also provided are methods for preparing the gel matrix and using thereof.