We are currently engaged in marketing activities with the aim of bringing this product to market in fiscal 2019.
The effectiveness* of the product is currently being tested at sites where fruit is harvested and distributed. And with the aim of application for long-term storage and export, we are also taking part in consortiums for leading-edge and regional strategy projects implemented under the government’s scheme for subsidizing innovative technology development and emergency deployment businesses.
*AdFresh™ has demonstrated long-term storage of grapes (Shine Muscat variety; roughly 5 months), persimmons (Fuyu; 4.5 months; see case example), and apples (Orin; 3 months). We have also confirmed that the product helps control anthracnose (dark spots on skin) in mangoes (Irwin).