BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • Automatic starchmeter for controlling the ripeness of apples and pears

    Automatic starchmeter for controlling the ripeness of apples and pears

    Did you know that the maturity stage of the fruit at harvest is of fundamental importance in determining the final quality of the product and its storage potential? Did you know that the grouping of fruit with a homogeneous degree of maturity strongly impacts shelf life and fruit quality? AMILON, developed by ISOLCELL, is a tool for determining the maturity stage of apples and pears quickly, accurately and without misinterpretation, with the possibility to archive the data electronically. The AMILON is an automatic starchmeter that photographs an equatorial section of fruit that has… Read more

  • BRAVO apples reach 8 months of storage thanks to DCA-CF technology

    BRAVO apples reach 8 months of storage thanks to DCA-CF technology

    Some of you may know what a successful apple BRAVO is in Australia. Unfortunately, the storage has been limited to mostly 6 months due to shrivelling and loss of firmness during storage. ISOLCELL is pleased to announce that possibly the last room of this variety has recently been opened after 8 months storage using no postharvest chemicals but only Isolcell’s DCA-CF and ISOFOG technology. The results are sensational and this is also thanks to a great team effort by the grower Gerard Alampi and the packhouse Valley Pack Storage – Growing a great product, picking it at the right time… Read more

  • Environmental sanitizers

    Environmental sanitizers

    An ionizer is a device that uses high voltage electricity to ionize air molecules. Air ionization in a confined environment can provide a significant reduction of bacteria and fungi, neutralization of odors and of specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and also aid the separation and filtration of molecules of “fine particulate matter” (PM) in the air. Main areas of use of air ionization are: a) in the food industry – cold storage of fruits and vegetables (reduction of senescence and rotting) – abatement of ethylene (maintenance of chlorophyll in vegetables and… Read more

  • New DCA-RQ method to keep the quality of the stored fruit

    New DCA-RQ method to keep the quality of the stored fruit

    Isolcell S.P.A. has developed a new DCA-RQ method to detect the anaerobic respiration of fruit stored in dynamic controlled atmosphere (DCA) in order to avoid their stress conditions during storage. The periodic measurement of the CO2 production rate of the fruit during the storage period, allows, with the help of an algorithm, to detect the beginning of fruit fermentation. This technology allows to avoid the use of gas-thight containers in the room because the measured atmosphere samples Read more

  • CA, ULO and DCA-CF storage technologies for fresh fruits

    CA, ULO and DCA-CF storage technologies for fresh fruits

    Each plant product has a metabolism of its own. Therefore fruit is alive and breathes, thus consuming oxygen, not only while growing in the field, but even also it is harvested. Its respiration process involves the breakdown and oxidation of carbohydrates such as sugars and acids, which are stored in the plant’s tissues. The end products of breathing are: heat, carbon dioxide, water vapor and some aromatic compounds. The faster a fruit breathes, the faster it “ages”, thus shortening its “storage life”. For a long time, refrigeration was the only method used to keep fruit and… Read more

  • ISOLCELL would like to celebrate together with you 60 years of Controlled Atmosphere

    ISOLCELL would like to celebrate together with you 60 years of Controlled Atmosphere

    ISOLCELL has been designing and manufacturing equipment to modify atmospheres in fruit and vegetable stores since 1958. We were the first company in Europe to develop and utilise these new storage technologies. Today after 60 years ISOLCELL is the market leader in this sector. Our innovative concepts and products are known to be the most technologically advanced on the market. Continuous investment in R&D has not only helped ISOLCELL to shape the way fruit and vegetables are stored but has enabled us to completely revolutionize this sector with new ideas and technology. A great… Read more

  • Fluorescence detection sensors to dynamically control the atmosphere

    Fluorescence detection sensors to dynamically control the atmosphere

    More than 350.000 tons of apples are stored worldwide using ISOSTORE® technology. This new technology was patented in Canada and further developed by the researcher Dr. Angelo Zanella of the Agricultural Research Institue Laimburg. It has been applied successfully for the medium-long term storage of apples and is distributed exclusively by ISOLCELL S.p.A. the leading company in this sector. Read more

  • Isolcell launches its new website

    Isolcell launches its new website

    ISOLCELL, a specialist in high quality systems for the control of the atmosphere (ozone generators, oxygen adsorbers, ethylene converters and adsorbers, O2 and CO2 analysis and insulation panels) launches a new website with an innovative design. Read more

  • AEROCLEAN, to maintain a high hygiene in cold storage chambers and processing installations for minimally processed produce and other processing areas

    AEROCLEAN, to maintain a high hygiene in cold storage chambers and processing installations for minimally processed produce and other processing areas

    ISOLCELL was present at Fruit Attraction 2016, showing Aeroclean, which keeps the air clean of pathogens and volatile substances, ie odours and ethylene gas. Developed to control and prevent the appearance of moulds and fungal pathogens, such as Botrytis, Penicillium, Read more

  • Computer image analysis is suitable for the assessment of starch pattern index to evaluate apple maturity stage

    Computer image analysis is suitable for the assessment of starch pattern index to evaluate apple maturity stage

    The visual assessment of starch pattern index (SPI) by comparing iodine-stained transversely cut slices with reference charts, is widely accepted as an effective method for estimating the maturity stage and for predicting optimal harvest date of apple fruit. While the method itself is very simple and cost efficient, it has an obvious Read more