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1-MCP (1-methylcyclopropene) Treatment Protocol For Fruit Or Vegetables
- Jan 21, 2019 -

1-MCP (1-methylcyclopropene) is a simple synthetic hydrocarbon molecule that interacts with the ethylene receptor and inhibits the response of fruit or plant to ethylene. 1-MCP has opened new opportunities in handling harvested crops and serves as a powerful tool to learn about plant response to ethylene . 1-MCP is manufactured by Agrofresh and known by its commercial name Smartfresh.


Application of 1-MCP can serve as a powerful tool to examine the response of the plant to ethylene. The commercial production of 1-MCP by Agrofresh allows simple practice of this treatment, especially postharvest. The application of1-MCP to plants, fruit or vegetable was mentioned in many articles but was not described in detail.Accordingly,the logfresh tm is paying  more attention to the latest application of 1-MCP.