Avocados are native to Mexico and Central America but due to their creamy and unique flavor they are now grown in many different countries across the globe. As a result of the increasing demand the postharvest handling and storage to maintain the quality and safety require carefully designed and implemented postharvest solutions, as an improper handling can lead to a reduction in shelf life and overall quality.


DECCO products for Nearharvest help improve crop quality and yield. In avocado, it is an important step in the production so that the avocado reaches the packinghouse in its optimal conditions for postharvest applications. It is essential to provide the necessary nutrients for trees to grow and produce high-quality fruit.


  • Help control the growth and development of trees.
  • Provide nutrients to improve color and flavor.
  • Protect from UV light, avoiding potential problems from the field during postharvest applications.

Washing Station

Upon arrival at the packinghouse, one of the main processes to which the fruits are subjected is washing and disinfection. The purpose of this process is to eliminate all the residues that the fruits accumulate on their surface such as dust, dirt or gravel, as well as possible pathogenic microorganisms that later lead to typical diseases of the post-harvest period, such as rot.


  • Helping to eliminate remains of phytosanitary products used during the harvest.
  • Clean dirt and dust.
  • Reduce the presence of pathogenic organisms.

Online Application

It is the process of applying products in the treatment line for the control of diseases to help reduce the incidence of these diseases in the fruit and reduce dehydration, the respiratory rate and therefore oxidation, protecting them from microorganisms and making them visually more attractive. The application of products in postharvest helps to minimize the loss of quality, avoid dehydration, and preserve citrus for a longer time.


  • Protects the surface of the fruit.
  • Reduce physiopathies.
  • Increases the shine and improves the external appearance of the fruit.
  • Considerably reduces water loss.

Surface Cleaning and Disinfection of Packhouse

Surface detergents and sanitizers play a pivotal role in ensuring the cleanliness and safety of packing lines and pack house surfaces during the postharvest period. The significance of this step cannot be overstated, as it directly contributes to preventing contamination and maintaining the integrity of harvested produce. 


  • They target unseen microorganisms that could be transferred to the produce.
  • They help in maintaining a hygienic packing area and surfaces which is essential to preserve the freshness.
  • They support the compliance with safety standart in postharvest handling process.


Treatment or washing process where mangoes are submerged in a solution. This solution contains water along with various treatments designed to clean, sanitize, or protect the fruits. The immersion helps ensure thorough coverage and treatment of the fruit surfaces, contributing to quality, safety, and preservation during the postharvest handling process.


  • Helps remove dirt, debris, and contaminants from the surface, enhancing overall cleanliness.
  • Reduces the risk of microbial contamination and extending the shelf life of the fruits.
  • Improves the appearance, protect against moisture loss, and enhance the fruit's marketability.
  • Minimizes decay, spoilage, or physical damage during subsequent handling.
  • Ensures a uniform application of treatments, providing consistent results across a batch of avocados.
  • The bath can help control pathogens that may be present on the fruit, contributing to food safety.
  • It is an efficient method for treating a large volume of citrus fruits in a packing house, streamlining the postharvest processing workflow.
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