flower post-harvest News

  • Optimal substrate moisture content determined for high-quality bedding plants

    The bedding plants sold in retail outlets are typically grown in greenhouse production environments where professionals can monitor irrigation, light, and temperature. When the greenhouse-grown plants reach the retail market, however, they are often subjected to a range of less-than-ideal light levels, temperatures, and irrigation schedules that can be detrimental to plant quality and vigor. ...

  • 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 ...

  • UF/IFAS research may give new hope to expanding avocado production

    Findings from new University of Florida research may lead growers to produce avocados in the Indian River region of Florida, an area where the citrus industry has fallen on hard times. The research comes from a dissertation by Cristina Pisani, who recently completed her doctorate in horticultural sciences at the University of Florida Indian River Research and Education Center near Fort Pierce. ...

  • AgroFresh introduces LandSpring technology, an innovative pre-planting application that reduces transplant shock in tomatoes and peppers

    AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGFS), a global leader in produce freshness solutions, has introduced its new LandSpring product, a 1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) technology for use on transplanted vegetable seedlings.  LandSpring, currently registered for use on tomato and pepper crops, reduces transplant shock resulting in lower seedling mortality and faster crop establishment, which ...


    By AgroFresh

  • Cut flowers and Ethylene

    It is well known that ethylene is the hormone responsible for stress processes and fruit ripening in plants, as well as the ageing of leaves and flowers, and the detachment of fruit. One of the most typical ways of preserving cut flowers during storage and transportation is refrigeration. In this case, as the chambers or containers must be sealed, high concentrations of ethylene accumulate. The ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Symposium `MODEL-IT 2015 on development and application of models in the horticultural supply chain

    11-14 October the chair of Horticulture and Product Physiology organises the international symposium MODEL-IT 2015 at Wageningen Campus. During this symposium the latest insights will be presented in development, calibration and application of models in the entire field of the horticultural supply chain, from production over harvest to storage, retail and even consumption. The symposium is ...

  • Cereals: The Arable Event – Enduramaxx Sprayers

    Enduramaxx has confirmed that it will be exhibiting a range of sprayers, including ATV Sprayers, at this year’s Cereal: The Arable Event.  The exhibition takes place over the 11th and 12th June at Grishall Grange, near Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Cereal is the leading technical event for the UK arable industry.  500 leading suppliers join Enduramaxx to display products ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • USSEC Launches Post-Harvest and Fish Hygiene Study in Egypt

    USSEC recently launched a post-harvest and fish hygiene study in Egypt. The study, which is being carried out by Megapesce, aims to improve the market opportunities for Egyptian aquaculture products. Currently, Egypt ranks eighth globally in terms of aquaculture production. However, the post-harvest, cold chain, and processing infrastructure are minimal to non-existent, putting downward price ...

  • New ISHS Working Group on Modelling of Postharvest Processes

    The ISHS Commission Quality and Postharvest Horticulture is pleased to announce the setup of a new Working Group "Modelling of Postharvest Processes" For more details check out the Working Group home page at http://www.ishs.org/modelling-postharvest-processes and make sure to join and update your ISHS membership profile accordingly in case ...

  • Ethylene absorption and quality of Apples in ULO conditions

    A recent scientific article demonstrates that absorbing ethylene with Bi-On®is an effective way to maintain the quality of apples in ULO conditions. The study, carried out at the La Morinière Experimental Station (Saint Epain, France), assessing the effect of Bi-On® on the maintenance of ‘Golden Delicious’ apple quality when conserved in ULO (0.5ºC, 1.5% ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Bioconservacion leader in Ethylene Removal Solutions in Fruit Logistica

    The Fruit Logistica fair will be held between the 3rd and 6th of February in Berlin, Germany. Bioconservacion will present their technology for ethylene removal and will show the benefits of having ethylene-free environments. We'll be pleased to greet you at our stand C-12, ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Philippines: IRRI holds Course on becoming Certified Postharvest Trainers

    The Training Center and Postharvest Unit at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) organized a two-week course on the basic knowledge and skills necessary to become a certified postharvest trainer. Rice: Post-Production to Market Course was attended by participants from Australia, India, Lao PDR, Philippines, and Taiwan. The participants were introduced to different ...

  • Seaweed extract benefits petunia, tomato transplants

    Seaweed extracts are used widely in agriculture and horticulture production systems. Benefits of the extracts can include early seed germination and establishment, improved crop performance and yield, increased resistance to biotic and abiotic stress, and enhanced postharvest shelf life. A study in the August 2015 issue of HortTechnology determined the effects of rockweed extract, applied as a ...

  • Kenya’s smallholder farmers to get IFAD funding

    The funding of US$71.8mn will go towards the Kenya Cereal Enhancement Programme – Climate-Resilient Agricultural Livelihoods Window which will benefit ten thousand smallholder farmers, including women-headed households and young people whose livelihoods depend on maize, sorghum, millet and associated pulses living in eight eastern and coastal semi-arid counties. Of the total amount, ...


    By TractorExport

  • 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 ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Bee-friendly agri-environmental schemes need diverse habitats

    Diverse agri-environmental schemes which combine flowering crops with semi-natural habitats, such as grasslands and hedgerows, will be best for bees, new research suggests. The researchers examined the foraging behaviour of honey bees, bumblebees and other wild bees and found that all bees used semi-natural habitats, which were particularly important for wild bees, in addition to crops, such as ...

  • Bellota Agrisolutions at CII Krishi Vikas show in India

    Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has organized "Krishi Vikas" Exhibition and Conference from 25 to 27 May 2015 at Dussehra Maidan, Annapoorna Road, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. This event is organised concurrently with the inauguration of the Madhya Pradesh Government's largest agriculture show "Krishi Mahotsav"(from 25 May to 15 June) to help the farmers by showcasing latest techniques ...


    By Bellota Agrisolutions

  • Italy donates €6 million to FAO for agricultural development, emergencies

    Italy has announced it will contribute an additional €6 million to support FAO's strategic priorities including €1 million towards the Organization's emergency programme. The announcement came at the end of a two-day Annual Review Meeting, during which FAO and Italian officials reviewed the Italy/FAO Cooperative Programme including the results achieved by more than 50 Italy-funded ...

  • Bioconservacion at the VIII International Postharvest Symposium

    Organised by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), the VIII International Postharvest Symposium took place in Cartagena, Murcia, between 21 and 24 June. With the slogan “Enhancing supply chain and consumer benefits:ethical and technological issues”, it brought together scientists and experts of recognised standing from all over the world, who analysed, ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • A burning issue in winter wheat production

    Some Pacific Northwest winter wheat producers burn fields to remove straw left after harvest before reseeding. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and cooperators have shown that with careful management, this practice does not result in any more soil erosion than other postharvest practices. Continuous winter wheat cropping systems are used in some parts of the Pacific Northwest where ...

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