Fresh Produce Articles

  • From Tobacco to Hemp: A 21st-Century Farmer’s Story

    In February, Arable sat down with seventh-generation North Carolina farmer Charles Dietzel to discuss the newest incarnation of his legacy farm, Carolina Heritage Farms. We talked about his family’s transition from tobacco to agroforestry to now growing industrial hemp, and the role agtech has played in their decision to make the switch. With all the ...


    By Arable

  • CO2 GRO Guelph Lettuce Trials Case Study

    Lettuce Growth Trials were carried out at the Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility at the University of Guelph as a part of a larger trial utilizing CO2 GRO Inc.’s licensed gas infusion technology for the growth of all plants using CO2. This report deals only with the lettuce growth trial aspects. Two lettuce crops produced during the trial produced 33% and 100% increases in ...


    By CO2 GRO Inc.

  • From Trash to Treasure: Daly Plastics Transforms Dirty Agricultural and Packaging Film into High-Quality Regranulate

    Daly Plastics is one of the largest plastics waste processing companies in the Netherlands. At the Zutphen site, the subsidiary Caroda Polymer Recovery recycles approximately 64,000 metric tons of used agricultural and packaging film. The aim is to produce polyethylene regranulates of the same quality as virgin material. That requires innovative solutions. Two Jupiter 2200 and four Micromat 2000 ...


    By Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH

  • How to make optimal condition for growing vegetables

    The competition between vegetable producers, high production costs, expensive seeds and many other factors, mean that vegetable producers want to provide optimal conditions for their cropping. They want to get the best product that will meet the high customer’s needs. In addition to investing in seeds, fertilizers and plant protection products, you need the suitable equipment. This will ...


    By Weremczuk Agromachines

  • Creating Gaseous Micro Environments for Packaged Produce to Maintain the Quality of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

    Food has often had a long and arduous journey before it reaches our plates, and creating gaseous micro environments ensures the preservation of food quality.In the United States, it is estimated that food typically travels between 1500 and 2500 miles1 between the farms where it is produced and the dinner table where it is ultimately consumed. What we think of as ‘fresh’ fruit and vegetables ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • The Biophosphate Plant

    Biophosphate pellets from pig manure for use in low-phosphate agricultural areas The Ecoson Biophosphate plant produces green gas from animal manure in a sustainable way, and a natural, phosphate-rich organic fertilizer pellet for use in low-phosphate agricultural areas. The plant has a processing ...


    By Nutrient Platform

  • Agricultural Knives: Thermal Spray Case Study III

    Since implementing our Thermal Spray Hard-face process, Kondex has been involved in numerous field test projects with its customers. The purpose of these tests is two-fold: •Set benchmarks for comparing Kondex technology to existing material/coating technology •Evaluate new material/coating technologies as a means of improving wear resistance and or improving the cost of agricultural ...


    By Kondex Corporation

  • Digitizing Farms for Traceability - Case Study

    Challenge This is the case of one of India’s leading farmers’ producer company consisting of a collective group of 8000+ marginal farmers who grow fruits and vegetables on less than one hectare of land. They started growing grapes with the intent to sell the same to exporters and were faced with the challenge of meeting the strict requirements on traceability, compliance & ...

  • Post-Harvest Partner Meeting 2018

    After Fruit Logistica trade fair, Bioconservacion organised an international meeting in Barcelona with all its postharvest partners, the Postharvest Partner Meeting 2018. ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • January Composting Roundup

    St. Paul, Minnesota: State DOT Issues New Compost Specs The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) updated its specifications for using finished compost in MNDOT projects in the 2018 Edition of its “Standard Specifications For Construction.” The two main changes to the specs, explains Kayla Walsh of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, are: 1) Inclusion of food ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Success story Fevita, Hungary – Case Study

    Fevita Hungary Zrt is the country’s largest frozen food producer and a leading global exporter, with 200 employees processing more than 32,000 tons of vegetables every year. Established in 1967, the company boasts a 22 percent market share domestically and has built a network of customers across 20 markets including Germany, Israel and Japan. Fevita’s high-profile customers include ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Taking the Guesswork Out of Precision Scouting Drones

    The Rise of Precision Scouting Drones A few weeks ago, I attended a summit at Louisiana State University regarding precision scouting drones and their application in agriculture. It was a wonderfully informational gathering of agronomists, producers, and a few lucky industry types like myself. Professors and agronomic experts from the LSU Extension Service presented their ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • TrueNDVI vs. Synthetic NDVI Explained

    Not all NDVI is created equal Normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) imagery products have become increasingly common in precision agriculture applications. More companies are offering NDVI and NDVI-like products, including “Synthetic NDVI” images from drone platforms. At Sentera, it is our mission to provide you only the most valuable crop health data, which ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Farm Practices to Preserve Fruit Quality After Harvesting

    The success of a farmer’s effort in crop production depends largely on the final phase of production, which is often followed by post-harvest losses that can reach up to 50%. Reducing this waste could improve global food production, and increase overall farmer’s profit. Activities that are carried out just before harvesting may have a major influence on final production. Post-harvest ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • How is Ethanol Produced?

    What is ethanol? Ethanol is an alternative fuel made from corn, sugarcane, wheat, and other agricultural products, and is produced by the fermentation of carbohydrates such as sugar, starch, and cellulose. Ethanol Feedstocks All plants contain sugars that can be fermented to make ethanol in a process called biochemical conversion. Plant material can also ...

  • Case Study - Onion and Garlic Dehydration Plant

    Empire, Washoe County, Nevada, USA Geothermal Development Associates (GDA) designed a geothermal heating system for a large commercial vegetable dehydration plant located in the remote San Emidio Desert, about 160 kilometers north of Reno, Nevada, USA. Phase I of this project utilizes 63 l/sec of geothermal brine at 150°C to dehydrate either onions or garlic, depending ...

  • Food For People Initiatives In Israel

    Leket Israel is the largest food rescue and redistribution network in Israel. Created in 2010, this network resulted in the merger of two former food bank organizations — Table to Table, founded in 2003 by Joseph Gitler to rescue and redeliver surplus food that would otherwise be discarded, and Leket Israel, The National Food Bank, founded in 2007. The organization’s programs ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Brewer's Grain - Case Study

    Brewer's grain is a vegetable residue from the production of beer and other malt beverages. The material has a high nutritional value and is a popular feed supplement for livestock. Dairy farmers consider brewer's grain to be a highly palatable and absorptive feedstock that helps stimulate milk production. However, due to the high moisture content, fresh brewer's grain has a very short shelf ...


    By Flexus Balasystem AB

  • Sugar Beet Pulp - Case Study

    Baling of Beet Pulp Sugar beet pulp is a vegetable residue from the production of sugar. The material has a high nutritional value and is a popular feed supplement for livestock. Dairy farmers consider beet pulp to be a highly palatable and absorptive feedstock that helps stimulate milk production. However, due to the high moisture content, fresh beet pulp has a very short ...


    By Flexus Balasystem AB

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