BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • Postharvest losses

    Postharvest losses

    By some estimates, enough food is lost during the postharvest phase to significantly impact world hunger, and so reducing it is not just important economically, but it can also save lives. Many improvements have been made against postharvest losses, both in vulnerable countries around the world and in the United States, but continued technological and social changes will need to take place to bring the numbers down even more. Social & economic impact of agricultural waste. According to the U.N., approximately 1.3 billion tons of food are lost each year, but 95 percent of all research and… Read more

  • Can your Penetrometer tell you when to harvest and keep a weather journal?

    Can your Penetrometer tell you when to harvest and keep a weather journal?

    The new Avocado Quality Meter can! We are now taking pre-orders for the Avocado Quality Meter! FELIX INSTRUMENTS is offering discount bundles for three or more instruments purchased together. The Avocado Quality Meter also comes with access to Fruit Maps! Fruit Maps is an interactive harvest map developed by Felix Instruments and Central Queensland University. Fruit Maps is able to track data such as rain and flowering events. Combined with data from the Produce Quality Meter, Fruit Maps can help accurately predict your best harvest time, allowing for more precise scheduling of harvest labor! Read more

  • Felix Instruments now taking pre-orders for Avocado Quality Meter

    Felix Instruments now taking pre-orders for Avocado Quality Meter

    FELIX INSTRUMENTS - Applied Food Science, is eager to announce their newest instrument. The F-751 Avocado Quality Meter is now available for pre-order! This is an exclusive announcement as the Avocado Quality Meter is not yet listed for sale on the Felix Instruments website. Felix Instruments- Applied Food Science is an industry leader in gas analysis and produce quality meters for the postharvest community. Read more

  • Success of the Avocado Quality Meter in the Tropical Fruit Congress

    Success of the Avocado Quality Meter in the Tropical Fruit Congress

    Unveiled this week at the Tropical Fruit Congress, Felix Instruments is proud to present their newest product, the Avocado Quality Meter. Due to ship in the Summer of 2018, Felix Instruments is taking pre-orders for this amazing new tool. The Avocado Quality Meter will accurately gauge ripeness and dry matter within avocado ONLY, using NIR spectral analysis at a much lower price point than its parent instrument, the Produce Quality Meter. The Avocado Quality Meter comes with Fruit Maps. Are you a fan of our FREE Interactive Harvest Map that allows you to view your farm and orchard… Read more

  • Felix Instruments to be at Tropical Fruit Congress with a new avocado quality meter

    Felix Instruments to be at Tropical Fruit Congress with a new avocado quality meter

    Instruments from Felix Instruments- Applied Food Science is a sponsor of the first annual Tropical Fruit Congress at MACFruit in Italy. Leonard Felix, Owner and President of Felix Instruments-applied Food Science will be available for meetings and demonstrations of the F-750 Produce Quality Meter, the newest feature of the Produce Quality Meter, Fruit Maps: The FREE interactive harvest map, and the NEWEST instrument from Felix- The Avocado Quality Meter! A fraction of the price of a Produce Quality Meter, the Avocado Quality Meter will come ready to use out of the box and provide… Read more

  • Felix Instruments to be at CPMA Vancouver, BC April 23-26th 2018

    Felix Instruments to be at CPMA Vancouver, BC April 23-26th 2018

    Instruments from Felix Instruments- Applied Food Science will be available for demonstration the QA Supplies Booth at CPMA. Chelsea Gaya, Marketing Manager for Felix Instruments-applied Food Science will be available for meetings and demonstrations of the F-750 Produce Quality Meter, as well as the newest feature of the Produce Quality Meter, Fruit Maps: The FREE interactive harvest map. The F-750 Produce Quality Meter has shown success in predicting harvest dates for several commodities including avocados, apples, pears, cherries, kiwi, and mangoes. Felix Instruments- Applied Food… Read more

  • New Hass avocado model to measure the quality

    New Hass avocado model to measure the quality

    Felix Instruments has some great things coming up. While our team of engineers is working on developing tools specifically for avocados, we are excited to offer this new Hass Avocado Model for all F-750 Produce Quality Meter. Previous cases show high success with Shepard Avocados as well. While we may not have a cultivar on our website, Felix Instruments proudly offers custom Model-building services for the F- Read more

  • Felix Instruments to be at Fruit Logistica

    Felix Instruments to be at Fruit Logistica

    FELIX INSTRUMENTS European Distributors, Step Systems and HLS, will be displaying several instruments for demonstration in Berlin. Gesellschaft fuer Analysentechnik HLS, Berlin - Hall 21 Booth D-03a and STEP Systems GmbH, Berlin - Hall 21 Booth B-08. Leonard Felix, President of Felix Instruments-applied Food Science will be available for meetings and demonstrations of the F-750 Produce Quality Meter, as well as the newest feature of the Produce Quality Meter, Fruit Maps: The FREE interactive harvest map. Read more

  • Speaking of bacterial outbreaks...

    Speaking of bacterial outbreaks...

    FELIX INSTRUMENTS last newsletter informs that speaking of bacterial outbreaks..., the F-940 Store It! Gas Analyzer helps to store produce safely. The F-940 Store It! Gas Analyzer monitors Ethylene, O2 and C02 levels in your stored foods to assist in preventing potential unwanted bacterial growth. With the recent Lysteria outbreak, it is more important than ever to responsibly monitor your stored products to provide a consistently safe product for your consumers. The newsletter also remembers the owners of a Produce Quality Meter to try Fruit Maps, the free interactive harvest Read more

  • Available now!: Fruit Maps, to predict peak harvest date

    Available now!: Fruit Maps, to predict peak harvest date

    Fruit Maps is the new development of the specialist in gas analysis, Felix Instruments, with Queensland Central University. The makers of the F-750 Produce Quality Meter introduce the first free interactive harvest map accessible in the office or field; it allows to track and record crop data. Fruit Maps records and analyse flowering events, heat sums, and water events, predicting the peak harvest date... allowing Read more