BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • ¿How to ripen bananas with ethylene application?

    ¿How to ripen bananas with ethylene application?

    As the go-to potassium source, breakfast item, or quick energy supply, bananas are beloved to consumers worldwide. As a ripener, providing customers with the highest quality, perfectly ripened bananas available should be a goal across the entire fresh produce industry. The first step in providing customers with exceptional quality bananas is preparing and optimizing banana ripening rooms for ethylene application. Preparing Your Ripening Room Bananas bruise easily, green or ripe. Careful handling at all stages will reduce bruising and enable you to sell the bananas for more money.… Read more

  • Ethylene measurement to control quality and shelf-life

    Ethylene measurement to control quality and shelf-life

    Ethylene is a phytohormone that is naturally produced by agricultural and horticultural plants at nearly all stages of their lifecycle. Managing plant response to ethylene has grown into a crucial commercial industry, as the hormone can have both negative and positive impacts on the production of agricultural and horticultural crops. Not surprisingly, there are precision tools that have been developed to detect even trace amounts of this gaseous hormone. Read more

  • Measure fruit firmness at the push of a button!

    Measure fruit firmness at the push of a button!

    The Fruit Texture Analyzer (FTA), developed by FRESH PRODUCE INTRUMENTS, measures fruit firmness at the push of a button and stores the results on your PC. Test apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, kiwi-fruit, avocados and more, with quick, easy and reliable results. Read more

  • Top 6 thermometers for fresh produce

    Top 6 thermometers for fresh produce

    Accurately determine the surface temperature of fresh produce with a high distance ratio infrared thermometer. With a rugged, durable design and included hard carrying case, the HDS thermometer is ideal for temperature monitoring in cold storage, food processing, manufacturing, and distribution facilities. Industry professionals will find convenience and reliability in the following features: - Ultra low power consumption in shutdown mode - Laser sighting is on/off switchable - Electronic trigger lock - Temperature data storage - Audible alarms - Distance/Spot Ratio: 30:1 Read more

  • Increase humidity accuracy with Aguatronics basic humidifier

    Increase humidity accuracy with Aguatronics basic humidifier

    Poultry, greenhouses, perishable storage, cigar humidors…whatever your industry may be, humidification management can be critical. From this, FRESH PRODUCE INTSTRUMENTS have introduced AguatronicsFM Basic Humidifier to their versatile line of products for quality management of fresh produce. While many HVAC systems regulate room temperatures, they also decrease humidity levels resulting in costly product damage or weight loss. Aguair’s Aguatronics unique FM system is the perfect solution formaintaining high humidity levels without wetness. The patented FM nozzle precisely atomizes… Read more

  • Accurate, consistent measurements: Electronic Fruit Sizer & Data Logger

    Accurate, consistent measurements: Electronic Fruit Sizer & Data Logger

    Fruit size is among the most important quality indicators when analyzing fruit from harvest to consumption. A necessary tool that has been around for decades, the fruit sizer, is used by fresh produce growers, researchers, quality assurance specialists, and dealers. This standard tool has one large flaw: human error. Traditional Produce Gauge When using a standard produce measuring gauge, the individual measuring the fruit manually tightens the circular mechanism around the fruit and records the findings. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that individual will tighten the instrument… Read more

  • NIR quality meters can improve yield and quality

    NIR quality meters can improve yield and quality

    Today, food quality is controlled every step of the way, from the farm to the retailer. The days of conventional, subjective quality estimation are in the past, meeting neither demand from consumers, nor the stringent regulatory controls in place throughout the world. Thus, portable, technologically sophisticated tools that provide accurate measurements in real-time are revolutionizing modern food production. Read more

  • Instruments for preharvest and postharvest gas analysis

    Instruments for preharvest and postharvest gas analysis

    Gas analysis of closed environments is vital in the production of vegetables and fruits during many stages of the supply chain to increase shelf-life and prevent spoilage. There are several small portable instruments from Fresh Produce Instruments that have miniaturized, complex technology to provide accurate data collection and analysis to monitor and control gas levels. Three gases, oxygen (O2), carbon dioxide (CO2), and ethylene (C2H4) are involved in crucial physiological processes. Tracking gas concentrations to maintain them at optimum levels boosts crop growth, product yield, and… Read more

  • How to easily use the FT 327 handheld penetrometer

    How to easily use the FT 327 handheld penetrometer

    The FT 327 Penetrometer by FRESH PRODUCE INSTRUMENTS is ideal for apples, avocados, pears, peaches, kiwi, and tomatoes. Harvesters and ripening professionals depend on this firmness tester in testing its maturity, together with measuring the fruits sugar content using refractometers. Handheld penetrometers are ideal for on-the-go ripeners measuring fruit firmness in the field or in the lab! While many understand the use of a penetrometer, one of the most commonly asked questions by customers is, “How do we use this??” To best explain how to use our most popular handheld penetrometer,… Read more

  • Fruit firmness improves product quality as a maturity indicator

    Fruit firmness improves product quality as a maturity indicator

    Fruit firmness testers, commonly referenced as penetrometers, supplied by FRESH PRODUCE INSTRUMENTS are utilized by research departments, universities, packing houses and farms to measure the firmness of almost any fruit to help improve product quality with quick and accurate firmness measurements. Firmness measurements of fruit and vegetables are a commonly accepted maturity indicator across the globe. Read more