Plastic films can protect vegetables during travel or setup, he says, but should be removed before judging. “Don’t enclose moist vegetables in films during hot weather, as rapid decay might occur,” he says. “A judge may understand slight wilting under hot conditions, but decay is inexcusable at any time.” If cool-stored vegetables “sweat” when brought into a warm room, he says, don’t wrap or place them in closed containers until they’ve warmed and the moisture condensation has stopped. Wipe them dry before packing. “Always take a few extra vegetables, too,” McLaurin says, “in case of damage or injury during handling and moving.” Planning to display vegetables in a fair or other competition? Be careful how you get them to the show, says a University of Georgia expert. “To prevent bruising during travel, wrap or pad them in baskets or boxes,” says Wayne McLaurin, an Extension Service horticulturist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “A lining or loose wrapping of plastic can prevent drying, too.” Keep your prized veggies out of the sun to keep them from discoloring. On potatoes, light can cause greening. Be Careful With Plastic
Carnegie Clean Energy plans to launch share subscription offer with the intention to raise up to Au$6 million ($4.5 million) to grow its wave energy and solar/battery microgrid businesses.The share purchase plan offers eligible shareholders the ability to subscribe for Au$2,400, Au$6,000, Au$10,500 or Au$15,000 worth of fully paid ordinary shares in the company, Carnegie Clean Energy said.The purchase price for each share under the plan is Au$0.03 per share, the company informed.From the proceedings of the plan, which opens on May 1, 2018, Carnegie intends to secure working capital for CETO wave energy technology and the Albany Wave Energy Project.Also, the funding will be used to pursue opportunities to expand this business with the aim of bringing forward commercialization and accelerating the financial sustainability of this division either organically, through further partnering, or M&A, Carnegie said.Some of the funding will be set aside to support the development and delivery of Carnegie’s build, own and operate solar and battery pipeline, Carnegie noted.The offer of shares under the plan closes on May 18, 2018.