fruit grading Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • USDA research study finds UVC lights improve quality, shelf life of cut Cantaloupe

    A research study conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service has found that high-output ultraviolet-C (UVC) lights are effective in improving the quality and shelf life of fresh-cut cantaloupe melon. The findings of the study, which used high-output UVC lights manufactured by Steril-Aire, Inc., have far-reaching implications because the $15 billion fresh-cut ...


  • Detection of aldicarb in citrus juices

    MATRIX: Citrus Juice: 100% juice (natural strength) or juice concentrate ANALYTE: Aldicarb LIMIT OF DETECTION: 37 ppb in 100% juices and approximately 30 ppb in juice concentrates. RANGE OF DETECTION: 37 ppb to 15 ppm in 100% juices and approximately 30 ppb to 12 ppm in juice concentrates. ...


  • Using coir as a growing susbstrate - sustainably and ethically

    Manufactured from the inner husk of coconuts, coir is, but its very nature, produced in distant, and often developing, countries. This means that there is also an ethical slant to consider, as well as the question of shipping costs and carbon use. As retailers apply more pressure on their suppliers to focus on sustainability and ethics, these points are becoming increasingly important. Growers ...


    By Botanicoir Ltd

  • 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 ...


  • Detection of 2,4-D in citrus juice

    MATRIX: Fresh squeezed fruit juice, canned 100% fruit juice or frozen juice concentrates of citrus fruits ANALYTES: 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) RANGE OF DETECTION: 10 to 500 ppb in juice or 40 ppb to 2 ppm in juice concentrates MATERIALS: 2,4-D RaPID AssayÒ Kit and Sample Diluent. Reagents: methylene ...


  • Detection of captan in strawberries

    MATRIX: Strawberries ANALYTE: Captan RANGE OF DETECTION: 3.2 to 120 ppm MATERIALS: Captan 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 conical tubes, 13 x 100 mm glass test ...


  • Detection of captan in peaches

    MATRIX: Peaches ANALYTES: Captan LIMIT OF DETECTION: 0.15 ppm RANGE OF DETECTION: 0.15 to 45 ppm MATERIALS: Captan RaPID AssayÒ Kit and Sample Diluent Reagents: acetone and methanol (pesticide grade), distilled or deionized water. Equipment: Waring blender, 60 mL widemouthed jars with lids, ...


  • Why Are Electric Substations Attracting Nuisance Birds and How Can We Stop Them?

    See how liquid bird repellent helped eliminate pest birds around electric substations in this article by BirdBuffer LLC. Several years ago, Pacific Gas & Electric engaged in an endeavor to find a better solution to keep birds out of their substations in California. An article written by Kellie Collins, Steve Yonge, and Ron Critchlow of the San Francisco Pacific Gas and ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Hielscher Ultrasonics: Ultrasound in vinegar manufacturing

    Ultrasonics in Maufacturing ans Aging of Vinegar The ultrasonic mixing technology is used in manifold ways in food and beverage industry. Hielscher Ultrasonics found a new application in the field of food processing: The sonication of vinegar, which is an important condiment in cuisine. The production ...

  • Calendar reports from growers and distributors for A100 case study

    Reports 6th July Des Boxall - Queensland Reports that a baby squash grower noted increased growth rates 3 days after inoculation and, after 7 days, an increase in the number of flowers obtained. 29th July Wonder Gardens Pty - Fiji One week after dosing Lettuce section No.3 doing exceptionally well (1 week transplanted) ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • How farm policy used to work

    In the period between the 1930s and 1992, farm bills generally instituted compensation policies that took the form of price supports. These policies were designed to manage the surplus production that resulted from centuries of developmental policies while allowing U.S. farmers the chance, with hard work and good management skills, to provide their family with a livelihood. Compensation policies ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • What`s New - In-Vessel Composting

    IF YOU are considering some sort of enclosed vessel for composting food residuals, yard trimmings, biosolids, manure, animal mortalities or other waste streams, there is no shortage of options to consider. Domestic and international technology providers offer agitated and nonagitated enclosed systems, as well as rigid and nonrigid containment. Unlike some of the other equipment categories in ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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