fruit quality control Articles

  • Modified atmosphere packaging of dried fruit and fruit snacks - Case Study

    Systech Illinois’ oxygen headspace gas analyzer helps Whitworths maintain the quality of a million packs of dried fruit every week.  In the UK, Whitworths produces around a million packs of dried fruit and fruit snacks each week using modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) to ensure long product shelf life. Sample packs are tested every hour using a Systech headspace gas analyzer ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • 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

  • Combination effects of postharvest treatments and modified atmosphere packaging on shelf life and quality of Iranian pomegranate fruit cv. Sheshi–kab

    The main objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of individual application and combination effect of different postharvest treatments in both unpacked and modified atmosphere (MA) packed on reducing the occurrence of chilling injury, decay and subsequently on extending shelf life and quality improvement of pomegranate fruit during long–term cold storage. Treatments were hot water ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effect of exogenous putrescine treatment on the quality and storage life of peach (Prunus persicaL.) fruit

    The effect of various concentrations of diamine putrescine (0, 0.5, 1, 2, 3 and 4 mM) on the quality and storage life of peach (Prunus persica L. cv. Zaafarani) fruit was evaluated during storage at 2°C. Treatments were performed immediately after harvest. Flesh firmness, soluble solids content, titratable acidity, pH, weight loss and ethylene emission were determined on treated and untreated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • Bi-On reduces the incidence of oleocellosis in Navel oranges

    Citrus fruit exhibit low levels of ethylene production and are classified as non-climacteric fruit. Although the citrus fruits produce only small amounts of ethylene it is well known that the fruit do respond to ethylene. Such as non-climacteric fruits, ethylene exposure does not hasten fruit ripening but accelerates fruit senescence. Certain unwanted responses of citrus fruit to ethylene in ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Study of visual, sensorial and physicochemical characteristics of Tommy Atkins mangoes submitted to ionising radiation as a method of postharvest conservation

    With the objective of evaluating the effect of ionising radiation on the main characteristics of postharvest quality of mangoes (Mangifera indica L), fruit of Tommy Atkins cultivar have been irradiated with gamma rays from a cobalt-60 source. Doses of 200, 400 and 600 Gy were applied, and non-irradiated fruit served as control. After being stored for 15 days at 11.5?C, to simulate transport ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • 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

  • Benefits of ethylene removal in conservation of 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

  • Benefits of ethylene removal in conservation of 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

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