We engineer and supply innovative technological solutions to improve fruit and vegetable cultivations and animal breeding. Our commitment is to a healthier, safer condition of all the actors involved in the agri-food chain (farmers, plants, animals, consumers) increasing the quantity and quality of food available, while at the same time reducing pesticide contaminations on products and in the environment.
In the current fruit and vegetable market, transporting and warehousing produce for long periods of time is a common practice. Ensuring that the environment in which they are stored is optimal during these periods is critical if damage and spoilage leading to loss of produce is to be avoided.
As for firms which work in this sector, VITONE ECO produces horizontal axis centrifuges and vertical axis separators. These machinery optimize treatment processes, such as: effluents of food firms, which produce tomato puree; by-products with meat and fish; effluents of dairy firms; all kinds of vegetable juices, such as citrus fruits, wine, beer, etc.
Cucumbers come from the tropical areas of South-Asia and they grow in greenhouses in different climates. They are smooth and the colour, depending on the variety, can change from light green to dark green, reaching a yellowish colour when it is completely mature. They produce good outputs in warm and cold climates. Under extreme conditions ventilation and heating systems are necessary. The bigger producers are China, Turkey, Iran, United States, Japan and Russia.
The agricultural and zootechnical farms have zootechnical waste, agricultural by-products or dedicated crops coming from their own companies and productions. In particular they are animal sewage, animal waste, agricultural waste, fruit and vegetables and silage. These substrates can turn into a useful resource for the production of energy and fertilizers to be reused in their crops.
Birds are naturally drawn to food supplies in agricultural areas, transmitting diseases and damaging crops. Fruits, vegetables and newly-seeded and emergent crops provide an all-you-can-eat feast for birds if unchecked. Birds typically eat their body weight in food every day causing damage to crops and food storage in barns ranging from 5-50% or more!
Globally, this problem causes billions of euros of damage each year. Effective bird control is essential and farmers do anything to keep birds away from their...
The date palm trees are from the Palmaceae family. They come from the Persian Gulf and they grow in the arid and subtropical regions. The main producers are Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iraq and Algeria (source: FAO). Its fruit, the date, make bunches of until 25 kg of mature fruit and it reaches it whole development in several months. It has an oval shape, it is smooth and with a long and grooved seed. In some countries, the fruits are covered with paper bags to protect them from the elements (rain,...
Bio-rational fruit protection
Non-woven fabric bag designed for the protection of individual or clustered fruits.
Performs sheathing which guarantees that no insect or plague comes in contact with the fruit isolating it from the exterior.
Unlike polyethylene bags, it is reusable up to 4 times
Generates a micro-climate that promotes the growth and quality of the fruit.
In Banana Trees and Bananas, it succeeds in moving forward the harvesting by 2 weeks.
Protects the fruit without the use of agro-chemicals;...
Fruit leathers are restructured fruit made from fresh fruit pulp or a mixture of fruit juice concentrates and other ingredients after a complex operation that involves a dehydration step. Dehydration of fruit leather is a process which involves simultaneous heat and mass transfer. Various methods of drying and drying conditions affecting quality of fruit leathers have been previously studied. Traditional sun drying allows the production of fruit leather with a live color and translucent appearance. However, the...
The method is intended for determination of hesperidin and naringin using capillary electrophoresis technique in order to reveal adulteration of juices. These components are tested in citrus juices, concentrated juices, nectars, juice-containing beverages, and fruit sauces that are produced primarily from oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, lemons, and limes.
It is a tree from the rosaceous family and comes from the Asiatic south-east. It is one of the most extended fruit trees, cultivated worldwide, due to its feeding value, easiness to the adaptation to different climates and quality of the products obtained in the industry: juices, cider, liquor, marmalade, sweets and jellies. The bigger production of apple is in China, United States, France, Italy and Turkey.
Grapevine is a deciduous bush belonging to Vitaceas family. Its scientific name is Vitis vinífera. Its economic importance is due to its fruit, the grape, used so much for direct consumption as fermented to produce wine.
ENPIKAY safely replaces use of Chemical Fertilizers like Urea, DAP, Potash and Complexes in Agriculture and use of Dicalcium phosphate . In Agriculture, ENPIKAY can be conveniently applied through the drippers at early stages of crops and through the leaves (foliar) during the fruiting and later stages of growth to produce the best quality crop with higher yields.
ENPIKAY contains Proteins, Phosphorous, Potash, Metabolites of Phosphorous and Potash Solubilizing Bacteria, Phytase and Phosphatase Enzymes, which...
Urban Trees are continuously exposed to several stress situations like air pollution, soil compaction, exhaust gases, damage of tree trunks, etc. For the responsible authorities it is important to anticipate these problems, as the consequences of possible accidents can be considerable (e.g. tree fall).EUROSENSE can provide a number of products that are important means for designing a correct policy for urban trees on short and long term.
Acquisition of images -The acquisition of aerial or satellite images is the...
New legislations and market laws demand that food-processing industries review their production techniques and face up to the following obligations: To reduce the impact on the environment. To obtain a « green » image, even to produce « bio » products. To reduce the NPK bills. To increase output and production.
Using wireless sensor networks within the agricultural industry is increasingly common, as it provides many benefits to the farmer, impacting both the quality of the crops and the overall operating costs. WSN address the traditional monitoring problems related to oudoor areas, by removing the need of cables and of power sources in locations where no infrastructure is available. WSN are also specially suitable for temporary or problem-solving deployments, and to gather more numerous and more consistent data.
Cofilea is founded in 2005 in Biella, in the north-west of Italy. In 2013, we patented ET-1000 a electric heating technical textile. Cofilea uses this to produce:
EH-POWERGROUND. It is a light, water-resistant radiant mat, that can be used for flower farming and horticulture as ground heating on racks, with the purpose of reducing and controlling the duration of the growing period, between the seeding or transplantation and the moment of marketability of the plant. This system is characterized by efficiency...
There are different varieties different in size, colour and taste. Thanks to the development of new varieties it has been possible to obtain melons of better organoleptic characteristics. Its shape is different depending on the variety (round, eliptic, oval, etc) and the surface can be green, white or yellow.
Prediction of minimum temperature and frost damage is a common method and important application in the field of agriculture like outdoors crops growth. In particular the areas where vegetation can be exposed to low temperatures, frost can be disastrous for young plants or fruits. Heat loss measurements inside a greenhouse is a similar application to control the temperature of the crop. When the IR radiation exchange is measured with a pyrgeometer, special screens can be closed when temperature are expected to...