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  • Browning inhibition and microbial control in fresh-cut persimmon by apple pectin-based edible coatings

    Browning inhibition and microbial control in fresh-cut persimmon by apple pectin-based edible coatings

    The aim of this study was to develop new edible coatings based on apple pectin with a combination of antioxidants and antimicrobial agents to control enzymatic browning and microbial growth of fresh-cut ‘Rojo Brillante’ persimmon. Read More

  • Highveld Fruit Association Apple Symposium 2017

    Highveld Fruit Association Apple Symposium 2017

    It is that time of the year again and the Highveld Fruit Association / ‘Hoogland Vrugte Kwekers vereniging’ is inviting growers to its annual APPLE symposium. The Apple Symposium 2017 will be held on the 3rd of August Growers can expect warm Eastern Free State hospitality, exhibitions to view, good food and well… Read More

  • New iceless packaging solution for Broccoli

    New iceless packaging solution for Broccoli

    When broccoli transportation is concerned, putting ice on top of broccoli is frequently used by local markets and for exports by air freight. However, this method has many disadvantages. The new iceless packaging solution developed by ROP can reduce the cost of freight, and reduce the risk of ice as a carrier of… Read More

  • Alternaria alternata produces ethylene and utilizes it for enhanced virulence expression during infection

    Alternaria alternata produces ethylene and utilizes it for enhanced virulence expression during infection

    Ethylene has been shown to promote spore germination and hyphal growth in the phytopathogenic fungus Alternaria alternata. However, little is known about the ethylene biosynthetic pathway in this fungus. In the present study, the ethylene biosynthetic pathway in A. alternata was investigated to explore… Read More

  • Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose-beeswax edible coatings reduce alternaria black spot and maintain postharvest quality of cold-stored cherry tomatoes

    Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose-beeswax edible coatings reduce alternaria black spot and maintain postharvest quality of cold-stored cherry tomatoes

    Edible composite coatings based on hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), beeswax (BW), and food preservatives with antifungal properties were formulated and evaluated on cherry tomatoes during cold storage. Selected food preservatives included: sodium methyl paraben (SMP), sodium ethyl paraben (SEP) and sodium… Read More

  • Integration of antimicrobial pectin-based edible coating and active modified atmosphere packaging to preserve the quality and microbial safety of fresh-cut persimmon

    Integration of antimicrobial pectin-based edible coating and active modified atmosphere packaging to preserve the quality and microbial safety of fresh-cut persimmon

    The greatest hurdle to the commercial marketing of fresh-cut fruits is related to their higher susceptibility to enzymatic browning, tissue softening, and microbial growth. The aim of this study was to test the efficacy of a pectin-based edible coating and low oxygen modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) to control… Read More

  • Cherry Tomato Vision 2, selects and classifies fruits according to the external quality parameters

    Cherry Tomato Vision 2, selects and classifies fruits according to the external quality parameters

    Cherry Tomato Vision 2 is an innovative vision system for quality detection in cherry tomatoes, developed and manufactured entirely by UNITEC. This technology selects and classifies fruits according to the external quality parameters (skin and shape defects, etc.) with complete delicacy, maintaining the integrity of… Read More

  • Recent advances in the use of modified atmosphere packaging and edible coatings to extend the shelf life of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables

    Recent advances in the use of modified atmosphere packaging and edible coatings to extend the shelf life of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables

    Processing of fruits and vegetables generates physiological stresses in the still living cut tissue, leading to quality deterioration and shorter shelf life as compared with fresh intact produces. Several strategies can be implemented with the aim to reduce the rate of deterioration of fresh-cut commodities. Such… Read More

  • Ethylene & GC-MS analysis as new laboratory service at EMS

    Ethylene & GC-MS analysis as new laboratory service at EMS

    For many growers and fruit storage companies it is important that ethylene, ethanol or other agriculture related gasses are determined in their greenhouses, storages and loading docks. EMS now offer this as a service with high-end analysis in their laboratory. Read More

  • SMART AGRO, the new showcase for innovative technology for the fruit and vegetable sector

    SMART AGRO, the new showcase for innovative technology for the fruit and vegetable sector

    Fruit Attraction 2017 will feature an exciting new exhibition area, SMART AGRO, designed to drive digital transformation and technological innovation in all the links in the agro-food chain; production, transformation, distribution and marketing, as well as the activities of R&D+i centres focused on the fruit and… Read More