fruit quality control Articles

  • Ethylene removal reduces putrefaction in mandarin oranges

    Ehylene removal with Bi-On ( potasium permanganate) reduces putrefaction in mandarin. Citrus fruits are susceptible to various diseases related to air quality that reduce their postharvest life. As they are not climacteric fruits, exposure to ethylene does not stimulate ripening, but instead speeds up the senescence of the fruit. Senescence causes a series of changes and deterioration ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • The use of treated wastewater and fertigation in greenhouse pepper crop as affecting growth and fruit quality

    The performance and suitability of tertiary treated wastewater (TW) and/or fertigation (F) in pepper plants were studied over a 4-month period in greenhouse conditions. Four treatments were used consisting of (1) water, (2) water + F, (3) TW, and (4) TW + F. The F and/or TW application increased plant height and plant biomass compared with the control plants (irrigated with water) ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effects of chitosan–based coatings containing peppermint essential oil on the quality of post–harvest papaya fruit

    Edible coatings comprised of antimicrobial polymers based on chitosan are promising technologies to preserve post–harvest fruit quality. In this study, we investigated the potential utility of a coating made from chitosan modified by N–acylation with fatty acid to preserve post–harvest papaya quality. Peppermint essential oil (EO) was added to the chitosan–based coatings as an antifungal agent. A ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Challenge of Ethylene Absorption: Extend Shelf Life of Fruits and Vegetables

    Partner Meeting 2016 The Challenge of Ethylene Absorption: Extend Shelf Life of Fruits and Vegetables In February we once again held our international meeting for all post-harvest partners. This year we had speakers from throughout the world, with extensive knowledge and professional experience, to discuss different topics of utmost importance for developing our lines of ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Reduction of guava anthracnose (Colletotrichum gloeosporioides) by hot water treatments of fruits from organic or conventional system of production

    Anthracnose [Colletotrichum gloeosporioides (Penz). Sacc.] is one of the most important post–harvest diseases on guava fruits (Psidium guajava L.). The study was conducted to evaluate the hydrothermal effects on disease incidence and on fruit quality [fresh weight loss (FWL), pH, total of soluble solids (TSS), and acidity (Ac)] from conventional and organic system of production. Trials were ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Remote Quality monitoring in the Banana chain

    A recently published paper [Remote Quality Monitoring in the Banana Chain, Jedermann et al; Philosophical Transactions A 2015; 373(issue2038)] provides a novel approach for the control of quality problems in the transportation of bananas. The authors present different models to predict the effects of the atmosphere in the storage stability of banana, as well as to evaluate the cooling efficiency, ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Organic coffee production, shade coffee, quality coffee

    Organic coffee can be considered to be passive or active. Passive organic coffee production systems are systems that do not apply any form of chemical input. Active organic coffee production systems also do not apply chemical inputs but in addition they comply with a range of other criteria needed for organic certification. Organic certification is a necessary step if the coffee is to be exported ...

  • Poor quality soil can lead to harmful impact: Stop erosion now

    Soil erosion is known as the wearing away of topsoil, leading to poor quality soil that is less conducive for plant and vegetation growth. In our series of blog posts focusing on erosion control, today we take a look at the harmful effects of soil erosion, and how they cause concerns not only to the environment, but also to human health and the economy as a whole. Poor Quality Soil ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Using Compost To Control Plant Diseases

    Losses due to soilborne diseases on some greenhouse, nursery and vegetable crops can amount to thousands of dollars per acre annually. Until the 1930s, organic amendments — consisting of animal and green manures, coupled with crop rotation — were principal methods of control. But these approaches were largely abandoned for reasons of cost and inconvenience after commercial fertilizers and the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Effects of antibrowning solution and chitosan–based edible coating on the quality of fresh–cut apple

    Fresh–cut apples were treated with an antibrowning solution and with a chitosan–based edible coating associated to antibrowning agents and the effects on the deterioration at low temperature were studied. The combined effect of ascorbic acid (AA), citric acid (CA) and chitosan was also evaluated. Control, coated and uncoated apples were packed in polyethylene terephthalate trays and the changes ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ethylene removal in Pears

    The Conference pear has a greenish skin with brown marks and a consistent greenish-white pulp. It is a widely grown and consumed variety in Europe. It can be stored for up to 9 months in controlled atmosphere conditions in refrigeration chambers, a period in which the effect of ethylene on the fruit can lead to a major loss of quality. Ethylene accelerates the ripening and senescence of the ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Postharvest technologies for extending the shelf life of ornamental crops

    1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) and other cyclopropenes block ethylene responses in plants at the receptor level. 1-MCP is commercially available under the trade name of EthylBloc® and SmartFresh™. It is very effective in blocking ethylene responses in a range of ornamental crops, fruits and vegetables. Some recently prepared 1-substituted cyclopropenes inactivate the receptor even for a longer time ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sachets ETHYL STOPPER, green alternative to SO2 use in organic grapes

    The grape is a non-climacteric fruit which is highly sensitive to fungal infections, especially Botrytis cinerea. The most common treatment currently available to prevent these infections and maintain fruit quality is to fumigate with SO2 and use metabisulphite. Whilst these treatments are effective, they present a number of inconveniences: Development of stains and decolouring of ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Case study - Le Verger de la Blottière

    Le Verger de la Blottière is a family-run company located in Maine-et-Loire in western France, which has been producing highly valued and quality apples and pears for three generations. Le Verger de la Blottière produces 20 different varieties of apples and pears, all valued for their taste and aromatic properties, where the notable Antares apple merits mention, which was ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Editorial - Slam Dunks For Compost

    ISSUE deadlines dictate life in our office. This time around, I just couldn’t stop myself from learning more about the subject matter of the article I was writing. As a result, the entire issue was prepared, and there were three pages left for one of the most exciting articles I have worked on — converting brownfields and vacant lots into highly productive farms and gardens in neighborhoods that ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Mushroom yield optimisation using carbon dioxide Measurement

    Compost “quality” depends on many characteristics including dry matter content, moisture content, colour and structure. Compost of good quality can be expected to have a potential for a high yield of mushrooms and, conversely, one of poor quality for a low yield. Even though mushroom growers can often recognise differences in compost quality, prediction of the subsequent yield of mushrooms is ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Case study - Ethylene removal in supermarket storage chambers

    The project was carried out by Agrisale in LTS-Walmart Chile, who advised, inspected and monitored the results, with the aim of establishing levels of ethylene in a supermarket’s storage chambers, and assessing its impact on fruit and vegetable ripening, and comparing the benefits of implementing ethylene-removal systems in this environment. The general objectives of the Pilot Plan are to: ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • 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

  • Stud case study

    A major vegetable grower in Lantokia, Fiji, using soilless culture systems began to trial Amnite A-100. His crops consisted principally of lettuce, tomatoes, capsicums, cucumbers, zucchinis and melons. Before the trials they had been plagued with root diseases, mosaic virus and insect attack, control of which required constant use of pesticides and ultraviolet lighting. The first trials commenced ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Higher grape yield, lower costs and better wine - Case Study

    Company: Summerhill Road Vineyard Location: Bungendore, Australia Product: Agrilaser Autonomic Reason: Grape damage due to birds In use since: March 2016 Situation before The Summerhill Road vineyard, located within the Canberra Wine District of Australia, grows grapes for the ...


    By Bird Control Group

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