BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • Postharvest solutions to reduce stone fruit losses

    Postharvest solutions to reduce stone fruit losses

    Stone fruit is sensitive to exogenous factors that can limit both its postharvest life and the quality of the fruit. Usually, pathogenic fungi cause the greatest losses in stone fruit. The Monilinia spp., the most important postharvest disease in stone fruit, and the Rhizopus spp. cause the greatest losses in the Spanish market. Other relevant pathogens in stone fruit are Penicillium spp. Alternaria alternata, Botrytis cinerea... In addition to pathogens, the agri-food chain subjects the fruit to stress during the post-harvest period, limiting its useful life. The fruit's firmness and… Read more

  • Disruptive technology to reduce food waste and post-harvest energy use

    Disruptive technology to reduce food waste and post-harvest energy use

    In the context of the Fruit Attraction event, the FULLY collaboration project was presented, defined by the participants as "The alliance of experts to bring you fresh, healthy and safe fruit from the field to your table in a sustainable way". FULLY is a cross-cutting project that brings together the entire value chain of the agri-food sector. Our partner DECCO Ib√©rica has been one of the participants in this project. In the words of Germ√°n √Ālvarez, quality manager of Iberiana Frucht "FULLY is a project that is the result of the joint efforts of many companies, whose focus has always… Read more

  • Preparing the packhouse for the citrus season

    Preparing the packhouse for the citrus season

    The citrus season is fast approaching. It is time to prepare everything to ensure the correct storage of mandarins and oranges, among other citrus fruits. The disinfection of the warehouses is a critical point so that all the work is not spoiled due to poor post-harvest preparation. DECCO IB√ČRICA reviews everything that must be taken into account in the process and what products should be used to protect citrus fruits from fungi and other problems. Citrus season: aspects to take into account in the warehouse Once harvested, citrus fruits are fruits that withstand storage relatively… Read more

  • 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