BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • Presentantion of QA Supplies new logo at the New York Produce Show

    Presentantion of QA Supplies new logo at the New York Produce Show

    QA Supplies LLC today announced the creation of a new logo. “Our business has expanded to encompass more than just perishable and environmental management equipment,” said Russ Holt, Sales & Marketing Manager at QA Supplies. “We’ve refreshed the QA Supplies logo to incorporate more green because we feel the color is representative of nature, produce, and agriculture. It is associated with freshness, safety, and the environment which are all core values to our business,” said Mr. Holt. “This new logo better captures what we do. At QA Supplies, we provide customers across the… Read more

  • Catalytic Generators celebrates over 30 years at the PMA

    Catalytic Generators celebrates over 30 years at the PMA

    Catalytic Generators exhibited at the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit Convention & Expo for the 37th year in Orlando, Florida October 18-20th. “The PMA gives us a great opportunity to solidify existing relationships and to also communicate the benefits of our ethylene production systems to new ripeners,” said Greg Akins, President & CEO of Catalytic Generators. This year in Orlando Catalytic Generators showcased their flagship ethylene generator, the Easy-Ripe, with a new remote-control feature. The improved Easy-Ripe connects to a ripening room’s control panel… Read more

  • Catalytic Generators & QA Supplies are Gold Sponsors at Mango Industry Reception

    Catalytic Generators & QA Supplies are Gold Sponsors at Mango Industry Reception

    The National Mango Board, in conjunction with the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, hosted the Annual Mango Industry Reception during PMA’s Fresh Summit International Convention & Expo in Orlando, FL. Catalytic Generators and sister company, QA Supplies served as a Gold Sponsor for this event where the National Mango Board announced the 2018 Retailer of the Year. This award honors retailers who offer strong and consistent support to the mango industry and deliver outstanding mango promotion results. Catalytic Generators is eager to help the mango industry provide ripened fruit.… Read more

  • QA Supplies Features Firmness Testers at the PMA

    QA Supplies Features Firmness Testers at the PMA

    QA Supplies LLC, CATALYTIC GENERATORS sister company, today announced they will feature their FT series and motorized, automatic Fruit Texture Analyzer (FTA) at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit Convention & Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida October 18-20th at Booth 2335. The QA Supplies FT series is a handheld, fruit firmness tester collection for fruits such as apples, peaches, pears, avocado, kiwi, tomatoes, and more. These penetrometers were specifically designed with a rugged construction for everyday harvesters testing fruit across a variety of… Read more

  • Catalytic Generators showcases ripening products at the PMA

    Catalytic Generators showcases ripening products at the PMA

    In 1973, CATALYTIC GENERATORS revolutionized the fruit ripening industry when they invented a system that creates ethylene in ripening rooms. Today their products are used worldwide to easily and safely ripen fruit. Catalytic Generators will be showcasing their ethylene generators and Ethy-Gen® II Ripening Concentrate at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit Convention & Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida October 18-20th at Booth 2335. As the only ethylene generator company with products certified by both UL and TĂśV, the efficient and dependable… Read more

  • Avocado ripening & handling

    Avocado ripening & handling

    For consumers, choosing a ripe avocado involves picking up and putting down multiple avocados, squeezing and pressing them, and deciding which will be good for tomorrow and which will be ready to eat at the end of the week. This raises the question, should longer lasting fruit or fruit ready for immediate use be the goal? Distributors go through a similar process as they decide the degree of ripeness to purchase and then sell fruit. Is longer shelf life or ready to go fruit ideal? Avocado ripening and handling is a process that has been continuously developed by various industry experts. The… Read more

  • Why should be using the centralized ripening system

    Why should be using the centralized ripening system

    Across the globe, customers utilize multiple ripening rooms to efficiently ripen produce. Thanks to our Centralized Ripening System®, multiple systems can now work together to supply ethylene throughout your entire ripening facility. This product offers peace of mind with complete confidence in your equipment and no fear of explosions. Our easy and convenient ethylene source makes your ripening operation safer. Read more

  • Catalytic Generators Shows How They Help to Make Fruit Ripe

    Catalytic Generators Shows How They Help to Make Fruit Ripe

    The world’s leading ethylene application equipment company for fruit ripening, Catalytic Generators, has produced and released a virtual tour of the company’s office and production facility in Norfolk, Virginia. “We wanted to give our customers, and prospective clients, a better vision of who we are and how we create the world’s finest ethylene application systems,” said Greg Akins, President & CEO. The short tour shows the production and testing of their generators and the liquid that converts into ethylene, called Ethy-Gen® II Ripening Concentrate. “We take quality… Read more

  • Mangos ripening tips

    Mangos ripening tips

    Early season mangos may take longer to ripen than middle-to-late season ones. Store and ship mature green mangos at temperatures of about 55°F / 13°C. Ripening Protocol. Before ripening begins, the fruit pulp temperatures should be raised to 68 to 72°F (20 to 22°C). Once the fruit pulp temperature stabilizes, apply 100 ppm ethylene for a minimum of 12 hours. Actual time of exposure to ethylene is determined by the maturity of the fruit; a slight change in fruit color indicates that the mangos are producing ethylene and the external ethylene source is no longer needed. Humidity is very… Read more

  • Honeydew melons ripening tips

    Honeydew melons ripening tips

    The maturity of honeydew melons at time of harvest is critical to the eating quality, as the sugar content of honeydew does not significantly increase after harvest. Conditioning or ripening these melons with ethylene will not make them sweeter; however there are benefits to ethylene exposure, including improved aroma, color and softening. The degree of maturity will indicate whether the melon should be exposed to ethylene. Melons which are fully mature at harvest (with white surfaces, hard to springy blossom ends, skin with very little wax or fuzz) should not be treated with ethylene if they… Read more