Fruit Farming Articles

  • Ground-Truth Data ‘Absolutely’ Adds Value to Top-Shelf Cannabis

    Esensia’s craft cannabis operation uses senses and sensors to navigate an industry sea change, while staying true to its roots. ...


    By Arable

  • With Tomatoes, Less Is More

    As you round the final bend of Road 95 through the groves of walnut and almond trees, it would be easy to miss Muller Ranch, but for the cluster of pickup trucks circling the driveway. Yet amidst these swaying Yolo County orchards sits a stunning third-generation, family-owned farm, thriving with several thousand acres of processing tomatoes, specialty peppers, corn, wheat, canola, cucumbers, ...


    By Arable

  • From Farm to Market: Fruit Ripening

    Fruit has a brief window where it is perfectly ripe. If farmers waited until every piece of fruit was ripe before harvesting, farming would be more labor-intensive as farmers rushed to pick ripe fruits. Prices might crash due to a short-term glut of fruit on the market. To ensure a steady supply and demand, keep prices competitive, and reduce food waste, farmers use artificial ripening ...

  • CO2 Foliar Spray Affects on Pepper Plant Growth Case Study

    Indoor use of C02 gassing has enhanced plant yields for over 60 years. However, over 50% of the C02 gas is typically lost through ventilation. Current greenhouse C02 gassing levels of up to 1500 PPM are also not ideal for worker health and safety. GRO's safer dissolved C02 foliar spray can be used by indoor and outdoor plant growers with minimal C02 gas lost and greater plant bioavailability ...


    By CO2 GRO Inc.

  • Food & Beverage

    Sweetener Membrane filtration and continuous ion exchange technology: reform sweetener production process. Wine Crossflow membrane filtration for wine clarification solution is an ideal way for wineries. Fruit And Vegetable Juice Improving quality and cutting down costs by membrane filtration are your wise choice. Dairy Producing quality dairy products with ...


    By Jiangsu Jiuwu Hi-tech Co

  • Four questions on Specialty Crops & Farm Equipment to...

    Ignacio Ruiz, Secretary General of ANSEMAT (Spanish Association of Farm Equipment Manufacturers) & Chairman of CEMA Economic Experts Group Eurostat has recently published the 2017 figures regarding the coverage of fruits' plantation at European ...

  • SmartAgriHubs - new H2020 funded project - kicks-off in Prague

    CEMA & COPA-COGECA present the European Code of Conduct on data-sharing by contractual arrangement  On 4&5 March the Prague Congress Centre was animated by the participants to the Horizon 2020 SmartAgriHubs project. The event deployed over the course of two full days, followed by an extra “Synergy Day” with the other big Horizon 2020 project in the field ...

  • Castle Rock Vineyards Case Study

    Castle Rock Vineyards is a family-owned operation that grows, packs and ships fruit around the world. As part of their commitment to their customers and the environment, they wanted to offset their carbon footprint and lower costs at their Delano, California facility by using renewable solar power. REC Solar built a 1.13 megawatt system adjacent to the cold storage facility. The Castle Rock ...


    By REC Solar

  • Creating Gaseous Micro Environments for Packaged Produce to Maintain the Quality of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

    Food has often had a long and arduous journey before it reaches our plates, and creating gaseous micro environments ensures the preservation of food quality.In the United States, it is estimated that food typically travels between 1500 and 2500 miles1 between the farms where it is produced and the dinner table where it is ultimately consumed. What we think of as ‘fresh’ fruit and vegetables ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Perfect poinsettias for Christmas? Controlling compost moisture can remove the need for chemical growth retardants

    Poinsettias, the classic Christmas pot plant, are grown in their thousands in UK nurseries from late July onwards, but growers have to rely on the use of plant growth regulators (PRGs) to ensure that the optimum height and number of bracts is achieved by early December. With protective environmental legislation threatening to reduce the availability and use of such PGR treatments, a project led ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Tree Top – Case Study

    Tree top are a cooperative of growers transforming their excess and unattractive fruit into delicious products. They partnered with TOMRA for their sorting solutions to ensure that their products are safe for families to enjoy. The Selah based company is saving more than 800 million pounds of fruit going to waste each ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Zeina Foods, Osset, UK – Case Study

    Zeina Foods are a family owned nut packer based in Osset, UK. They're passionate about innovative, tasty and healthy food. Their premium quality Nuts, Seeds and Dried Fruit have been carefully sourced from around the world to meet with the demands of today’s health conscious consumer and have partnered with TOMRA to make sure their customers only get the best ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Top 10 Tips To Improve Plant Quality

    1) Venting – it’s crucial to keep air movement and temperatures at the optimum levels. 2) Watering at the right times – and just importantly in the correct fashion! Make sure plants are grown nearby those with similar needs so plants with a need for a lot of water will be apart from those with dryer needs. 3) Keep roots strong – as fertilizers are applied and plants grow, ...

  • Ethylene removal by chemisorption. Postharvest technology for kiwi

    Abstract  Iran ranks seventh in the world for kiwi production, with over 3200 MT produced in 2012. Kiwifruit can be stored for over 6 months under appropriate conditions, but fruit softening and fruit rots (Botrytis cinerea) can cause severe losses during cold storage, transit, distribution and ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Digitizing Farms for Traceability - Case Study

    Challenge This is the case of one of India’s leading farmers’ producer company consisting of a collective group of 8000+ marginal farmers who grow fruits and vegetables on less than one hectare of land. They started growing grapes with the intent to sell the same to exporters and were faced with the challenge of meeting the strict requirements on traceability, compliance & ...

  • BION Fungi Stop to control the growth of fungi in non-climacteric fruit

    Bioconservacion presents a new product developed specifically for postharvest non-climacteric fruit preservation, especially citrus fruits and pineapple. The results of a recent survey carried out by the University of Costa Rica show that the BION Fungi Stop contributes to controlling the proliferation of fungi and bacteria in non-climacteric fruit (including pineapple and citrus fruits) by ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Post-Harvest Partner Meeting 2018

    After Fruit Logistica trade fair, Bioconservacion organised an international meeting in Barcelona with all its postharvest partners, the Postharvest Partner Meeting 2018. ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Introducing Dr. Beatrice Amyotte, Small Fruit Germplasm Development Program

    The berry breeding program at the Agriculture and AgriFood Canada (AAFC) Kentville Research and Development Centre in Kentville, Nova Scotia, is now the Small Fruit Germplasm Development Program. The new approach to plant breeding will allow the fruit industry to be more involved in the release of new Canadian varieties of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and grapes that are developed ...

  • Plan your fruit frost protection

    Planning your fruit frost protection for the winter and spring is simple enough to do. With a few methods and tips for understanding what is the best kind of protection your crops need, you can survive the winter with little stress or worry. With our article, you will discover these very tricks for how to best use water irrigation for your crops to keep them from freezing. It is essential to keep ...


    By Kim Engineering Solutions

  • Success story Orka Tarim, Turkey – Case Study

    Orka Tarim is company based in Manisa, Turkey, which was established in 1994 following decades of dried grape production and trade by the Orka family. Following a $12m investment in 2011, Orka Tarim now operates one of the most advanced grape processing facilities in the world, employs 350 people and provides high quality products globally. Currently 90 percent of the company’s produce is ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

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