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  • A green apple for the teacher

    By news accounts Barack Obama is all the rage on college campuses these days. But there is another less reported campus movement that could considerably boost the energy efficiency industry. College students nationwide have mounted a serious campaign to clean up the nation’s energy supply. And they are starting in their own backyards – or rather dorm rooms. Nudged by these students, college ...

  • Detection of carbendazim in apple

    MATRIXl: Apple ANALYTE: Carbendazim, a metabolite of benomyl RANGE OF DETECTION: 25 to 500 ppb MATERIALS: Benomyl/Carbendazim RaPID AssayÒ kit and Sample Diluent. Food Prep Kit. Reagents: acetone (pesticide grade). Equipment: homogenizer or blender with acetone resistant container cup, 50 mL polypropylene ...


  • Secrets of Successful Apple Harvesting

    October 21st is reserved for the celebration of World Apple Day. This day reminds us that an apple is a symbol of physical, cultural and genetic diversity. This day usually includes: various demonstrations, apple inspired games like apple bobbing, preparing juice and cider, gardening advice, tasting and the sale of many varieties of apples. Apple day celebration originated in the UK, but it is ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Editorial: Good And Bad Apples

    The ReFED “Roadmap To Reduce Food Waste By 20 Percent” (Roadmap) was released on March 9, and very quickly became the go-to document for data on all things food waste — from produce left in the fields to the economic value of centralized composting and anaerobic digestion (AD) of food waste. The ReFED project — ReThink Food Waste Through Economics And Data — was ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Detection of captan in apple juice

    MATRIX: Apple Juice ANALYTES: Captan RANGE OF DETECTION: 0.1 to 30 ppm MATERIALS: Captan RaPID AssayÒ Kit and Sample Diluent. Reagents: methanol (pesticide grade) and distilled or deionized water. Equipment: vacuum manifold, stopcocks, BAKERBONDÔ spe octadecyl (C18) 500mg extraction column (cat. no.# ...


  • Recycle Apple iPhone 3G

    Remember the world before the iPhone? How bleak everything seemed, how utterly pointless, and then came along the dream and the world became a better place. So, everyone, do the planet a favour and recycle Apple iPhone 3G.  It officially hit the streets on 9 June, 2008, and it was met with a wave of euphoria, not least because the first generation iPhone (out one year earlier) was a little, ...


    By zonzoo

  • Composting Comes Back to The Big Apple

    Untitled Document WE HAD an average of 250 people per day at our compost giveback events and they were ecstatic. My staff working the events ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Reference: Apples fresh from the wash

    Just in time for the apple harvest: a Polish fruit and vegetable processing plant has opted for technical support in the form of a ProMinent chlorine dioxide system for the efficient treatment of the water used for washing. Problems in production Polish fruit and vegetable processing company Champion Sp. z o.o. is based in Jarogniewice, 40 kilometres south-west of Poznań. ...

  • Effects of the elimination of ethylene on apple preservation.

    IX Iberian Symposium on Maturation and Postharvest From November 2-4 2016, Bioconservación participated in the IX Iberian Symposium on Maturation and Postharvest, which took place in Lisbon and coincided with the III National Symposium and IX Spanish Symposium on this important business domain of science, technology, and plant matter. Noteworthy researchers and technology ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Helpful Tips to Protect Your Apple Orchards

    Fall is here and apple orchards are a very popular place to visit with your family and friends. Getting excited to pick a fresh apple and eating a doughnut while drinking apple cider makes anyone excited for fall. But you don’t want the birds ruining your orchard. Learn how you can keep birds away with Avian Control’s tips on how to protect your apple orchards ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Ethylen absorption and quality of Apples in ULO conditions

    A recent scientific article demonstrates that absorbing ethylene with Bi-On is an effective way to maintain the quality of apples in ULO conditions. The study, carried out at the La Morinière Experimental Station (Saint Epain, France), assessing the effect of Bi-On on the maintenance of ‘Golden Delicious’ apple quality when conserved in ULO (0.5ºC, 1.5% O2, 1% CO2, 85-90% ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Strategies to Successfully Manage Northeastern Apple Pests

    A wide range of pests threaten Northeastern apple crops, forcing some growers to spend up to 25 percent of production costs to manage mites, insects, disease and other pests. Practical strategies to help growers lower this huge cost while protecting their region’s $580 million annual apple crop are outlined in ...

  • Rotten apple or rotten barrel: an empirical study of white–collar criminals in Norway

    In the research literature on white–collar crime, there seems to be a tendency to claim individual failure rather than systems failure. The purpose of this paper is to explore statistical differences between individual failures as rotten apples and corporate failures as rotten barrels. The paper is based on an empirical study of white–collar criminals in Norway. It addresses the following ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Innovations in fruit packing: a slow kiwifruit packing line and a robotic apple packer

    We briefly review the published advances which have been made in the fruit packing process and present two innovations; firstly, a novel packing line for kiwifruit and secondly, an automated apple packing system. The underlying principle of the novel packing line is to run it slowly enough that each stage of the packing process can operate optimally while minimising damage to the fruit. Adequate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Development and characterisation of apple pomace and rice flour–based extrudates

    By–product generated from apple juice industry (apple pomace) was dried, milled and used as nutritionally rich ingredient for the preparation of rice flour–based extrudates. Response surface methodology was used to investigate the effects of extrusion conditions including moisture content (17–21%), screw speed (270–310 rpm), die temperature (110–130°C) and proportion of apple pomace in feed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Use of chemical treatments for conservation of minimally processed 'Gala' apples

    The objective of this study was to test the effectiveness of additives on keeping the quality of minimally processed 'Gala' apple. The minimum process consisted of washing, sanitising and removing the central part of the fruit. Then, sticks of apple were obtained and immersed in the following solutions: control (2% ascorbic acid), ascorbic acid 2% + calcium chloride 2%, sodium ascorbate 2%, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bats at risk? Bat activity and insecticide residue analysis of food items in an apple orchard

    Although bats are reported as being threatened by pesticides, they are currently not considered in European Union pesticide risk assessments. The reason for that contradiction is probably related to the scarcity of information on bat activity in pesticide‐treated fields and the pesticide residues on their food items. The authors recorded bat activity and measured pesticide residues on ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Case Notes: Plant health and the blight of the WTO SPS Agreement: Japan measures affecting the importation of apples

    FACTSFor a long period Japan has sought to protect its country from the spread of fire blight through imposing trade barriers on US apples. In effect, Japan imposed phytosanitary measures on US apples by prohibiting the import of apples coming from orchards with fire blight infections, requiring the inspection of export orchards three times yearly for the presence of fire blight and banning ...


  • Effects of biowaste compost on vegetative growth, Yield and fruit quality of james grieve apples

    In Lower Austria 69 agricultural composting plants are in operation in addition to municipal and commercial composting plants. The agricultural composting plants process separately collected organic household waste as contractual partners for the neighbouring municipalities. The compost produced is used to a large extent on the agricultural fields of the plants' owners. In order to improve the ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Semios Receives US EPA Approval for 3 New Pheromones To Target the Most Destructive Pests in the Apple & Pear Industry

    Vancouver, BC, November 24, 2014 – Semios, provider of real-time agricultural information and precision pest management tools, has been given US EPA approval for three aerosol pheromone products that disrupt the mating of codling moth and oriental fruit moth. “Our new formula performs extremely well at lower temperatures, emitting a drier mist that disperses quickly across an ...


    By SemiosBio Technologies Inc.

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