Apple Farming Articles

  • 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

  • Guidelines for Workers Bringing Kids to Function

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ethylene Control in the distribution Chain of non-Climateric Fresh Produce

    A scientific study carried out in Australia by the prestigious professor of post-harvest, Dr R.B.H. Wills, has concluded that most non-climacteric fresh produce is kept in the distribution chain in atmospheres with an ethylene level that causes losses of between 10% and 30% of their potential post-harvest life. During the study more than 700 measurements were made of the ethylene level ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • HydroFLOW and Baker Produce - Case Study

    Baker Produce grow different varieties of Apples, cherries, asparagus and potatoes in Washington State. The water heaters used to wash the produce were becoming heavily scaled. Results One HydroFLOW C45 water conditioner was used to treat 3 water heaters used to wash produce. In less than 3 months, the water conditioner descaled the water heaters. ...


    By Hydropath Holdings Ltd

  • Advantages of the combined use of Bi-On and 1-MCP

    The removal of ethylene by Bi-On during coldstorage in Controlled Atmosphere of Bramley apple treated with 1-MCP reduces the risk of scald, according to a recent study conducted in Ireland (Sean Mac an tSaoir, John Mansfield, Frances Ward and Suzanne Johnston, AFBI horticulture Loughgall). Due to the prohibition of the anti-scalding agent DPA, the aim of the trial was to find alternatives to the ...


    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 ...

  • Investigation on the effect of nano zeolite and potassium permanganate on the shelf life extending and quality of red delicious apple

    In the present study the extended storage life of apples (Red Delicious) examined using nano zeolite particles and potassium permanganate. Titratable acidity, total soluble solids, pH and weight loss was measured .Visual observations of fruits during storage were investigated. The results showed that pH, soluble solids and fruit weight loss has increased during storage. The acidity of fruits ...

  • Low oxygen pre-storage treatment is effective in reducing chilling injuries of deciduous fruit

    Apple and pear fruits stored at low temperatures may suffer from chilling injury symptoms, caused by oxidative stress. Application of a low-oxygen (LO 2 ) atmosphere (0.5%) for 10 d at 20°C or 500 ppb 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) at 20°C for 24 h, prior to cold storage at 0°C, were equally effective in reducing superficial scald on ‘Granny Smith’ apples, after six months of cold storage at 0°C ...


    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

  • More Good News on a Bumper Apple Crop – Cone Bottom Tanks and Cider Production

    We’ve touched on this before, but according to the Financial Times, this year’s bumper apple crop is going from strength to strength. Often an anxious time of year for cider makers, this years crop eases the supply pressures for manufacturers trying to keep pace with this rapid growth category, worth about £3bn and set to grow to circa £3.7bn by 2017, according to market ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • 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

  • The Use of Ceramic Membranes in the Fruit-Juice Industry to produce intensely coloured, brilliant and stable juices

    1 Introduction The production of high quality juices or juice concentrates from coloured fruits is a complex task with a multiplicity of parameters which have an effect on the final quality. atech innovations gmbh, a German manufacturer of ceramic membranes, and the Swiss engineering company Unipektin AG have developed a filtration process by which intensely coloured juice concentrates with ...


    By atech innovations gmbh

  • A closer look at recent Chinese and US patent law reform: Will the America Invents Act and China's Third Amendment reduce the Sino–American Patent Divide?

    Differences between Chinese and US patent law has led to growing conflict between the two nations over the past several decades. However, both countries have recently undergone major legislative patent reform, bringing them closer into alignment in some respects while also creating new differences. In 2008, China implemented its latest patent reform, The Third Amendment, which aims to enhance ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

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