(April 11) The Produce Marketing Association, Newark, Del., has launched an online library.

“I Know Produce” costs $500 for member companies and $1,000 for nonmembers. A free, three-day trial is available at www. iknowproduce.com.

PMA said in a news release that the Web-based application is “designed to simplify training and produce ordering for retailers and foodservice buyers and to help menu developers better understand the nutritional values of produce.”

The online library replaces PMA’s printed “The Fresh Produce Manual.” The association said the library has information about nearly 175 commodities and more than 2,700 varieties. Information includes global availability, nutritional content, descriptions and storage and handling tips.