BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • Guidelines for proper melon harvesting and post-harvesting

    Guidelines for proper melon harvesting and post-harvesting

    To obtain a quality melon that can reach the buyer's table in perfect conditions, it is necessary to take care of the cultivation process in the field and to apply the appropriate products so that the cucurbits develop properly. Guidelines for a correct handling of melons in the field Melon is a fruit that is consumed ripe, therefore it is necessary to know its ripeness index through the sugar content. However, this will vary according to the variety of this fruit planted. Melon fruits are harvested by hand, since their skin is tender and easily damaged during harvesting and… Read more

  • Keys to good post-harvest disease control

    Keys to good post-harvest disease control

    DECCO IBERICA explains that during the postharvest period, fruits and vegetables can be affected by the attack of different micro-organisms, such as fungi and bacteria, which worsen their yield and quality. Each of these pathogenic organisms has a different effect on the fruit, but the most common consequences of these post-harvest diseases are: - Rot - Spoilage - Loss of flavour - Bad smells The longer the fruits are stored, the higher the probability of contracting one of these diseases, since the synthesis capacity of the natural substances that protect them against these diseases… Read more

  • Green mould and blue mould, the great post-harvest enemies of citrus fruits

    Green mould and blue mould, the great post-harvest enemies of citrus fruits

    It is a very common infection which, if not controlled in time, can wreak real havoc on crops. In this article we show you how to recognise its symptoms and explain the solutions offered by Decco. Green mould (Penicillium digitatum): how does it affect fruit? The fungus Penicillium digitatum is responsible for green rot. It is the most common type of lesion in citrus fruits in postharvest, affecting their commercialisation to a great extent due to the appearance of very noticeable symptoms that detract a lot from the quality of the fruits and spoil their aesthetics: Read more

  • Agrauxine and DECCO announce an exclusive distribution agreement for NEXY Bio-Fungicide

    Agrauxine and DECCO announce an exclusive distribution agreement for NEXY Bio-Fungicide

    Agrauxine and DECCO announce the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement whereby DECCO will distribute Nexy¬ģ bio-fungicide (Candida oleophila Strain O) in select countries for control of key plant pathogens in Pome Fruit (Apples and Pears), Citrus (Lemons, Oranges, Mandarins and Grapefruit) and Bananas. DECCO, the global leader in postharvest solutions, envisions Nexy as a perfect fit for sustainable bio-solutions that address food waste and food loss and further complements DECCO‚Äôs portfolio of organic and zero residue products. Nexy, a yeast originally isolated from Golden… Read more

  • Postharvest technology and products to prevent food waste

    Postharvest technology and products to prevent food waste

    The fruit and vegetable industry has undergone significant changes in the last few years. Market companies are now more concerned about food waste. A concern that has been at the heart of DECCO IB√ČRICA's mission for more than 50 years. In recent years, food waste and food loss have become two issues that have had a major impact on public opinion. Two similar realities, but with different nuances. Read more

  • What requirements must a postharvest product fulfil in order to be organic?

    What requirements must a postharvest product fulfil in order to be organic?

    Organic agriculture is a global and integral concept that affects the entire production process. DECCO IB√ČRICA explains that the compulsory requirements for a food product to be considered organic must be respected at all stages of cultivation, including postharvest (treatment, storage and transport once the fruit or vegetables have been harvested). Read more

  • Decco Ib√©rica takes part in the Stop Mediterranean Food Waste project

    Decco Ibérica takes part in the Stop Mediterranean Food Waste project

    Stop Mediterranean Food Waste is a public group of researchers and specialized companies which is working hand by hand to improve and bring innovative sustainable technologies to extend shelf-life of perishable Mediterranean fresh fruit, vegetables and aromatic plants to reduce waste. According to FAO measurements, 45% of total fruits and vegetables is never consumed. This tremendous reality varies per crop, country and stage of the value chain‚Ķ but still is a quantity of fruits and resources wasted that we cannot allow. In the Mediterranean area, water is a locally resource deficit,… Read more

  • Mandarin postharvest potential treatments

    Mandarin postharvest potential treatments

    Due to the physical characteristics of mandarins, adequate post harvest treatments and proper handling techniques are required. Mandarins travel great distances, the main production areas where exports are a major market are Spain, Brazil, USA, Morocco and South Africa. As mandarins are consumed globally, the fruit has to withstand tough situations that can danger its appearance and quality. Therefore, attending the market needs of mandarins together with the poor physical resistance of the fruit, DECCO has developed a complete catalogue of postharvest treatments for mandarins, which… Read more

  • Guidelines for an optimal postharvest process of the mandarin

    Guidelines for an optimal postharvest process of the mandarin

    The mandarin crop is one of the most popular crops in our country. The mandarin (satsumas, hybrids and clementines) is a highly appreciated fruit, similar to the orange, but smaller. It is usually consumed as a whole fruit, although it is also sold as preserves, cutted and is used for the syrups and jams production. The mandarin tree is small, with lots of thorns, evergreen and is known for having a great adaptability to different weather conditions: desert, semitropical and subtropical. Now, we are going to tell you the keys for a correct postharvest process for this fruit, whose main… Read more

  • DECCO‚Äôs latest acquisition of IngeAgro/FULLCOVER electrostatic application technology delivers protection to high value crops and reduces food loss and waste

    DECCO’s latest acquisition of IngeAgro/FULLCOVER electrostatic application technology delivers protection to high value crops and reduces food loss and waste

    DECCO Post-Harvest is excited to announce the acquisition of IngeAgro, SA (CHILE) and its FULLCOVER¬ģ Ultra-Low Volume Electrostatic Application Technology. FULLCOVER electrostatic technology is already widely used throughout Latin America in Blueberry, Table Grape and Avocado packinghouses where it allows for ‚Äúdry application‚ÄĚ of fruit protection products for high value crops that cannot receive water-based postharvest treatment. DECCO and IngeAgro are already developing the next generation of electrostatic application technology for use on traditional packing lines for Citrus,… Read more