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Bioconservacion and Ethylene Control in the IX Iberian Symposium on Ripening and Postharvest
The Portuguese Horticulture Association (APH) and the Spanish Society of Horticultural Science (SECH) will hold the IX Iberian Symposium on Ripening and Postharvest in Lisbon from 2 to 4 November 2016, to coincide with the III National Symposium and IX Spanish Symposium on this major business area in science. During the event, which is held every two years, leading researchers and internationally renowned technical experts will discuss the latest news in postharvest systems within a framework of knowledge...
Apple to open retail store in Singapore powered only by sun
Apple will open its first retail store in Singapore, which will also be Southeast Asia`s first to be powered solely by solar energy, officials saidMonday. Solar energy developer Sunseap Group said in a statement that it will provide the store with renewable energy by harnessing its systems set up across 800 of the city`s rooftops from January next year. The tech-giant, however, did not reveal the store`s location in Singapore or the opening date, likely to be in 2016. It also did not confirm the store would be...
Preserving the best qualities of `Honeycrisp` apples
`Honeycrisp` apples are among the most popular varieties in today`s fresh fruit market. The apple`s explosive crispness, juiciness, and flavor have made them a new favorite among consumers. However, the apples` distinctive characteristics are at peak only when they are properly grown, picked at optimum maturity, and stored under ideal conditions. A new research study in the August 2015 issue of HortTechnology contains recommendations for maintaining consumers` interest in `Honeycrisp` apples while preserving...
The Bumper Apple Harvest Continues – Dry Weather and Cone Bottom Tanks Needed!
With so many varieties grown across the UK, it’s no wonder that the apple harvest continues as winter approaches. The Worcester News reports how the ideal summer for apple growing is still resulting in an on-going record harvest which is great news for the growing number of cider producers across the country and for the expanding and varying cider market. Although the summer might not have appeared to be one of the best when one looks back at the weather, a number of apple growers report that we are...
The Bumper Apple Harvest continues – Cone Bottom Tanks bring cider makers success
Amongst the growers reporting 2015 to be a record apple harvest are the monks of Ampleforth Abbey whose orchards in the North of England are still harvested by hand. The orchard comprises some 2,000 trees that span over 40 varieties of apple, with some being ready for harvest at different times of the year. Therefore, the yield will span over several months. According to official figures from The Guardian, £911m worth of cider, perry and mead produced by UK manufacturers was sold last year, up from £81...