Welcome to Holcroft Postharvest Consulting

Holcroft Postharvest Consulting, Davis, CAHolcroft Postharvest Consulting, an established specialist in the postharvest handling of fruits, vegetables, fresh-cut produce, and ornamentals, and a leading resource on cold chain and ethylene management, offers technical consulting and training services world-wide. As a global consulting business started in 2011 in Davis, California, Holcroft Postharvest Consulting is currently based in France and active in the US, Europe and South Africa.

The company mission is to provide the most cost-effective technology to monitor and improve quality and shelf-life of perishable commodities, based on state-of-the-art scientific research.


  • Pre-harvest Effects on Postharvest Quality
  • Maturity
  • Harvest and Handling of Commodities
  • Ethylene Measurements and Control
  • Cooling and Cold Chain Management
  • Storage and Transportation
  • Temperature Monitoring
  • Fruit Ripening
  • Physiological Disorders
  • Maintenance of Quality
  • Shelf-life Extension
  • Product Development
  • Assessment of New Technologies
  • Protocol Development for Commercial and Lab Tests
  • Experimental Design and Statistical Data Analysis
  • Efficacy Reports for Registration in California