BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

Applied research at VCBT

Applied research at VCBT

Applied research, by Flanders Centre of Postharvest Technology (VCBT), is focussed on the solution of problems related to storage or quality of fresh fruit and vegetables on a short or intermediate time horizon. These problems can be forwarded by horticultural auctions and producers to the technology consultancy and extension services of the VCBT, or announced at six-monthly meetings of the fruit and vegetable producers councils. Dissemination of research results to producers, demonstration and follow-up is essential.

The aim of applied research in the VCBT is to solve problems related to storage and quality of fruit and vegetables. Typical research topics include the determination of optimal storage conditions of fruit and vegetables, support to commercial quality labels, new packaging materials, novel methodologies to measure quality objectively. Practical relevance is essential. 

The VCBT is involved in the following projects