BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • Felix's Innovations Prepare to Bloom at Fruit Logistica 2019

    Felix's Innovations Prepare to Bloom at Fruit Logistica 2019

    With a spirit of innovation at its core, Felix Instruments – Applied Food Science is gearing up its newest tech for the global fruit industry's main event - Fruit Logistica - in Berlin, February 6-8. Pacific Northwest-based, Felix Instruments designs and engineers gas analysis and NIR assessment tools that give growers and post-harvest operations the data they need to reduce waste and generate more revenue from their commodities. As an industry leader in tech innovation, the company sees Fruit Logistica as an ideal opportunity to build partnerships, share information and showcase its… Read more

  • The Application of NIR-Spectroscopy using the F-750 Produce Quality Meter to Predict the Harvesting Maturity, Fruit Ripening and Storage Ability of Ca-chitosan Treated Baby Kiwifruit

    The Application of NIR-Spectroscopy using the F-750 Produce Quality Meter to Predict the Harvesting Maturity, Fruit Ripening and Storage Ability of Ca-chitosan Treated Baby Kiwifruit

    In this study, near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy was performed to establish a non-destructive method to predict the harvesting maturity, fruit ripening and storage ability of Ca-chitosan treated baby kiwifruit. Destructive measurements of firmness, dry matter (DM), soluble solids content (SSC), and acidity was performed. The calibration range investigated for dry matter content (DM) and SSC using NIR reflectance spectrums were observed at 729 to 975 nm wavelengths. NIR spectra of kiwifruit were measured using NIR-spectroscopy system F-750 spectrophotometer (Felix Instruments, WA, Camas,… Read more

  • Measure the maturity of your avocado in only 12 seconds and without cutting it

    Measure the maturity of your avocado in only 12 seconds and without cutting it

    The traditional way to measure avocado dry matter requires up to 48 hours and now with Felix Instruments growers can measure it only in 12 seconds. Instant access to dry matter measurements is improving handling throughout the distribution chain. Leonard Felix, the owner and president of FELIX INSTRUMENTS, shared with us why dry matter is important and how to know when it is the right time to pick your fruits. Dry matter is everything in the fruit minus the water. This includes sugars, cell wall, proteins and starch. As the fruit grows and matures it accumulates dry matter in a consistent… Read more

  • Introducing the New Felix Instruments Mango Quality Meter

    Introducing the New Felix Instruments Mango Quality Meter

    The new F-751 Mango Quality Meter (available early 2019), by FELIX INSTRUMENTS, uses NIR technology to give mango growers the ability to assess dry matter and Brix, predicting fruit quality more accurately and non-destructively. Felix Instruments Founder, Leonard Felix, will be unveiling and demonstrating the new F-751 Mango Quality Meter at the 7th International Ecuadorian Mango Congress this August 30-31. The Mango Quality Meter uses NIR to gauge dry matter and Brix, giving the user the data they need to make harvest Read more

  • Interested in the Avocado Quality Meter?

    Interested in the Avocado Quality Meter?

    Avocado Producers: The F-751 Avocado Quality Meter puts the power of harvest data in your hands - reducing waste and increasing your harvest yields. But... it's not yet available. Submit your request for a quote now and you will be FIRST to be given order priority - enabling you to order first & reducing your wait if you decide to purchase. The new F-751 Avocado Quality Meter gives avocado growers the ability to assess dry matter, predicting fruit quality more accurately and non-destructively. Read more

  • Felix Instruments Founder to demonstrate Mango Quality Meter & Harvest Predictor at 7 th International Ecuadorian Mango Congress

    Felix Instruments Founder to demonstrate Mango Quality Meter & Harvest Predictor at 7 th International Ecuadorian Mango Congress

    Key influencers in the mango crop supply chain will be given an exciting opportunity to see the newest harvest prediction tool from US-based Felix Instruments later this month. Leonard Felix, the founder of Felix Instruments – Applied Food Science, a subsidiary of CID Bio-Science, will be demonstrating the F-751 Mango Quality Meter at the August 30-31 7th International Ecuadorian Mango Congress. Hosted by the Ecuadorian Mango Foundation, the Congress will feature keynote speakers who will provide attendees with a better understanding of the mango supply chain, and how to achieve better… Read more

  • 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