Fruit Handling Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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, ...

  • 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

  • Success story Fevita, Hungary – Case Study

    Fevita Hungary Zrt is the country’s largest frozen food producer and a leading global exporter, with 200 employees processing more than 32,000 tons of vegetables every year. Established in 1967, the company boasts a 22 percent market share domestically and has built a network of customers across 20 markets including Germany, Israel and Japan. Fevita’s high-profile customers include ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Success story, Kaida, China - Case Study

    After 15 years of development, Kaida (Beijing Kaida Hengye Agricultural Technology Development Co., Ltd) has grown into a leading vegetable and fruit chips exporter in China. The company’s products continue to become increasingly popular in countries with strict food safety regulations such as Japan, South Korea, Australia, the US and the member states of the EU. By incorporating a ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Correct management of ethylene levels could minimise or eliminate the need for refrigeration during the distribution chain of green bananas

    A recently published scientific article (Reduction of energy usage during storage and transport of bananas by management of exogenous ethylene levels, Wills et al; Postharvest Biology and Technology 89 (2014) 7-10) quantifies the relationship between the concentration of ethylene, temperature and green life of the Cavendish banana. The results demonstrate that an efficient ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Knowledge of Farm Practices – The Key for Successful Farming

    Agriculture plays an important part in the world economy. One-third of the economically active population obtains its livelihood from agriculture. In Asia and Africa, millions of small-scale farmers, fishermen, and indigenous people produce most of the food consumed worldwide, in most cases on very small plots of land. Agriculture is increasingly called upon to address a wide range of critical ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Fruits and Vegetables Hot Air Drying Processes Research

    Hot air drying is the conventional drying method, and it transfers heat from the drying medium to the material based on the heat conduction effect, then this results in two diffusion after the material absorbs heat: the external diffusion ( the moisture from the material surface to the drying medium ) and the internal diffusion ( the moisture from material interior to the material surface ), and ...


    By Azeus Food Machinery

  • 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

  • On site at Northdown Orchard Organic Farm

    On Saturday 15th of October we were on site with Mike and the team at Northdown Orchard, an existing customer who was kind enough to show us around the farm and let us snap some great photos at his site in exchange for a morning demonstrating our latest stone burier on his tractor. About Northdown Orchard The organic farm is a family run affair and sits on a site of ...


    By Farm Tech Supplies Ltd.

  • Le Verger de la Blottière - Case Study

    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. ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Benefits of Ethylene Removal in the Conservation of Peaches and Nectarines.

    A recently-published scientific article has shown the benefits of ethylene removal with Bioconservacion technology for the quality and shelf life of peaches and nectarines. The main causes of post-harvest losses of peaches and nectarines include metabolic changes, reduced firmness of the flesh, mechanical damage and physiological disorders (internal browning). Peaches and nectarines are ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Mango Extended Storage with Ethylene Absorption Technology

    Blue Skies, founded in 1997 by a British entrepreneur, produces ‘fresh-cut fruit’ from factories in Ghana, Egypt, South Africa and Brazil. Blue Skies exports its ready-to-eat packaged exotic fruits to retailers in Europe. The company’s first factory was established in Ghana in 1998. The Ghana facility alone employs ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Can superfoods boost the planet’s health, too?

    As demand for African and Asian tree-based superfoods grows, researchers and entrepreneurs eye ways to maximize benefits for the environment. It can seem like new health food fads pop up every week — fads that often fade as quickly as they appear. Two gaining steam lately, though, may be worth a longer look: baobab and moringa. Traditional fare in parts of Africa (and for moringa, ...


    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. ...


    By ProMinent GmbH

  • Drying Blueberries by Different Drying Methods

    Sun drying, hot air drying, microwave drying, freeze drying, vacuum drying, vacuum-belt drying, and osmotic drying, among these dehydration technologies, you can choose a appropriate method for dehydrating blueberries. Hot air circulation drying oven for blueberries Hot air circulation drying oven is a kind of ...


    By Azeus Food Machinery

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