Extension of Shelf Life of Fruits and Vegetables
EXTENSION OF SHELF LIFE OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES BY REDUCTION OF THE BACTERIA* AND FUNGI THAT CAUSE SPOILAGE IN POST-HARVEST RAW FRUITS AND VEGETABLES:
Agri-Life® is a post-harvest wash/spray to reduce spoilage and extend the shelf life of the raw agricultural commodities on this label. Apply with any type of application equipment that gives uniform and thorough coverage. Devices may include but are not limited to, dunk and dip tanks, spray applicators or fogging.
Add between 0.62 fl. oz. (1¼ tablespoons) or .002 lbs. of metallic copper and 1.86 fl. oz. (3 ¾ tablespoons) or .0071 lbs. of metallic copper of Agri-Life® per 100 gallons of water to clean and control bacteria* and fungi that cause spoilage and contamination. This results in an application concentration of between 3 ppm and 9 ppm copper. Several application points speed up dispersal in large tanks. Wash fruit or vegetables in solution by immersion, spraying, soaking or other similar method. Drain solution from fruit or vegetables. Rinsing is not required. Fruits and vegetables must remain refrigerated to ensure effectiveness.
*Non-public health bacteria