BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • What you need to know about fruit firmness

    What you need to know about fruit firmness

    When you bite into an apple, you expect a crisp, delicious crunch. Likewise, when you eat a peach — or any other kind of fleshy fruit — you anticipate a distinct texture to help you gauge its maturity and quality. Firmness and texture are easy-to-measure components that help you determine a fruit's quality and marketability. Measuring these qualities in your fruit helps ensure that it is delicious and delivers the exact ripeness your consumers expect. Knowing your product's shelf life can also help you better manage inventory. Read more

  • ATP testing for food handling areas

    ATP testing for food handling areas

    While you may clean, sanitize and disinfect your facility regularly, how do you know if it's actually clean? While you can perform a simple eye scan, bacteria and viruses can grow and replicate without your knowledge, and most contamination is not easily visible. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) tests are an ideal solution to improve cleanliness in food and beverage facilities. At QA Supplies, we carry a full line of sanitation products such as the EnSure Touch Luminometer to help facilities deliver outstanding quality control. Read more

  • Refractometers for fruit maturity, proteins and salinity

    Refractometers for fruit maturity, proteins and salinity

    Proper sampling for soluble solids/sugar/BRIX is important for making decisions in many stages in the life of a piece of fruit from harvesting, shipping, receiving or dish preparation. QA SUPPLIES offers many types of instruments that measure soluble solids, including our popular varieties for fruit maturity testing, but also specialty versions for proteins and salinity: Jumbo ATC Refractometer: This Jumbo LED light model makes testing easy, even in the dark! SCM-1000 Bluetooth Digital Refractometer: Bluetooth function makes collecting and reviewing your measurements easier than… Read more

  • QA Supplies announces photo contest for customers

    QA Supplies announces photo contest for customers

    September is National Food Safety Education Month; to celebrate this month, QA Supplies is holding a customer photo contest in which there will be two winners selected receiving a $50 VISA gift card. Customers can submit product photos now through September 29th to enter the photo contest. Each photo must include a product sold by QA Supplies and show the product in use. QA SUPPLIES offers 100+ products for food safety for fresh produce, meat, dairy, and seafood professionals. “Quality assurance instruments and equipment provide customers and consumers with peace of mind when shipping,… Read more

  • Certified thermometer NIST calibration available with your next thermometer purchase

    Certified thermometer NIST calibration available with your next thermometer purchase

    The next time you purchase a Premium Probe Thermometer from the QA SUPPLIES website, you might find that there is a new option available when adding the item to your cart. We’ve listened to our customers, and there is now an “NIST Traceable Calibration Certificate” option required when adding a thermometer to the cart. Our customers can choose between single-point or three-point NIST calibration in addition to a new thermometer purchase. Additionally, our customers can send in a previously purchased digital thermometer or certified reference thermometer and have the instrument… Read more

  • Single Gas Detection with the BW™ Solo Series

    Single Gas Detection with the BW™ Solo Series

    Honeywell BW™ Solo is an easy to service single-gas detector of QA SUPPLIES with BLE connectivity that serves as a user-friendly, portable gas monitoring system. The device is lightweight and easy to carry with an attached clip. Despite the small size of the 1-Series sensor, it delivers consistently accurate readings, standing up to temperatures from -40°C to 60°C — plus transient pressure, humidity and other environmental extremes. Read more

  • Three gallon humidifier for ripenning rooms or humidity requirements

    Three gallon humidifier for ripenning rooms or humidity requirements

    This unit has an evaporative capacity of 3 gallons per hour and will accommodate most holding or ripening room sizes or relative humidity requirements. Handles most one to two load ripening rooms with ceilings under 12 feet tall, depending on temperature and humidity requirements. We can specify which of our models will work best for your particular application; - Simple installation: Can be quickly and simply suspended from ceiling; make water connection, plug in to outlet and unit is ready to operate. Read more

  • 3 Must-have moisture meters for agriculture

    3 Must-have moisture meters for agriculture

    Industry professionals need to know how much water in the soil is available to their crops, what the moisture content (%MC) of plants are at the time of harvest, and whether their crops are at an appropriate moisture content for long-term storage. For the most consistent, accurate moisture measurements, we offer Delmhorst Moisture Meters. With the right agriculture moisture meter, farmers can get a fast and accurate moisture content measurement of their crops (or of available moisture in soil). Here’s the top three moisture meters of QA SUPPLIES for agriculture: 1. The KS-D1 Soil… Read more

  • Traceable Thermometer Fits CDC Recommendations for COVID Vaccine Storage

    Traceable Thermometer Fits CDC Recommendations for COVID Vaccine Storage

    QA Supplies offers a Min/Max Traceable® Thermometer for refrigerators and freezers that fulfills Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements for temperature monitoring devices utilized with vaccine storage. Russ Holt, Sales & Marketing Manager at QA Supplies, states, “Investing in a reliable device is less expensive than replacing vaccines wasted due to the loss of potency that comes from storage at out-of-range temperatures.” CDC Temperature Monitoring Device Requirements According to the CDC, every vaccine storage unit and transport unit must have a… Read more

  • Fruit firmness testing anytime, anywhere

    Fruit firmness testing anytime, anywhere

    Valued for convenience, accuracy, and durability, the QA SUPPLIES FT Series Penetrometers allow fruit firmness testing to be done both in the field or in the lab. To accommodate desirable juiciness, crispiness, toughness, hardness, or fibrousness, fruit and vegetable texture must be evaluated. For quick, easy, and accurate firmness testing, our customers favorite the FT Series Penetrometers. Read more