Apple Farming Articles

  • 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

  • The newest strategy for saving bees is really, really old

    With pollinators in decline around the world, conservationists turn to traditional farmers for answers. In northwestern India, the Himalaya Mountains rise sharply out of pine and cedar forests. The foothills of the Kullu Valley are blanketed with apple trees beginning to bloom. It’s a cool spring morning, and Lihat Ram, a farmer in Nashala village, shows me a ...


    By Ensia

  • 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. ...

  • Can bats reduce nut farmers’ pesticide use?

    Ecologist Katherine Ingram is on a quest to quantify the economic value of insect-eating bats in walnut groves. For the past three years, Katherine Ingram has had a most unusual summer job: catching bats and studying their droppings to see what they eat. A doctoral student in ecology at the University of California, Davis, Ingram is exploring the role bats can play as winged ...


    By Ensia

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 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.# ...


  • Circles of discovery

    The need to know more Bruno Mendes does not own a car. Instead he travels mainly by public transport and rents from a car-share scheme when passenger services are impractical. He is very selective in his shopping, seeking labelled organic products where possible. As a trainee at CERN (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research), Bruno has just completed a study into changes in ...

  • Earth out of sync rising temperatures throwing off seasonal timing

    A newly hatched chick waits with hungry mouth agape for a parent to deliver its first meal. A crocus peaks up through the snow. Rivers flow swiftly as ice breaks up and snows melt. Sleepy mammals emerge from hibernation, and early frog songs penetrate the night. Spring awakening has long provided fodder for poets, artists, and almanac writers. Even for a notoriously fickle time of sunshine, ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Regional roundup

    Ithaca, New YorkCOMPOSTING PET WASTE AT DOG PARKCayuga Compost and Tompkins County Dog Owners Group launched a program on Earth Day this year to collect and compost pet waste at the Ithaca Dog Park. About 5,000 bags are used to collect 1,000 pounds of dog waste every month at the park. Plastic bags were previously provided by Wegmans supermarket, and disposed of in dumpsters going to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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