BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • T.R. Turoni at Asia Fruit Logistica

    T.R. Turoni at Asia Fruit Logistica

    T.R. TURONI, will be exhibiting at Asia Fruit Logistica, the leading continental trade show for Asia’s fresh produce business, taking place on 4-6 September 2019 at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong. For over twenty years T.R. Turoni has satisfied the needs of all who are involved in fruit-growing, horticulture and floriculture, by manufacturing analysis, control and measurement instruments which have become well-established in the Italian and foreign markets, thanks to their precision and reliability. Asia Fruit Logistica offers an unique opportunity to meet customers located in Asia, a… Read more

  • Agri-measurement instruments for field, quality control and processing

    Agri-measurement instruments for field, quality control and processing

    TR TURONI specializes in agri-measurement instruments, with a wide range of tools for field measurements, instruments to control de ripeness and quality of fruits and vegetables, scales, temperature and humidity checking, data loggers, etc. Beside this, a “miscellaneous section” includes Food lab meters, gas analysers, measuring instruments, oenology meters, optical tools, … In this section you can find a range of syrup density meters, gas and toxic-fume testers, tape rules, wooden folding rules, Read more

  • Do you know the DAmeter?

    Do you know the DAmeter?

    If you are here you might already know the DAmeter by TR TURONI. In case you don’t, let me introduce you to this innovative tool. Who needs the DAmeter and why? The DAmeter is a tool for growers, an innovative help to know when to harvest fruit such as apples, peaches, kiwis, pears, apricots and others. In fact it is capable of monitoring their ripening without destroying the product in order to choose the best moment to pick. In the postharvest it can be used by the places for storing and packing to divide fruits in ripening classes or in other words in groups of homogeneous… Read more

  • Control of the quality and the ripeness of fruits and vegetables

    Control of the quality and the ripeness of fruits and vegetables

    tr Turoni, the specialist in agri-merasurement instruments, counts on a complete range of instruments to measure the degree of ripeness, and the quality. The DA Meter is a non destructive fruit ripeness tester, to measure both in field and laboratory, the ripeness. Available model suited for pome fruits, stone fruits, mango, etc., and specific models for kiwi and for cherry. The hardness tester, is a non invasive instrument used for the pulp softening determination of fruit and vegetables. The penetrometers provides for an accurate index to determine the right period for fruit… Read more

  • The video of this week... The DA Meter

    The video of this week... The DA Meter

    The video of this week in Postharvest, right column, shows Dr. Dario Stefanelli introducing the DA Meter (non-destructive fruit maturity measurements) by the measuring instrument specialist tr Turoni and the concept of measuring fruit maturity in the field to determine harvest timing. The researcher explains he works to introduce technology for a more accurate decision about the harvesting time. The video was produced 2015, and shows how to use the DA Meter. In the meantime tr Turoni produced specific DA Meters for different produce and a considerable amount of scientific Read more

  • Fruit with assured maturity

    Fruit with assured maturity

    There is no alternative when it comes to summer fruit: the produce sold in supermarkets must taste good and have a level of ripeness that is good for both shelf-life and consumption. Technology helps operators achieve this. A report by the Dutch media Fresh Plaza explains what Enrico Turoni says about the DA Meter. "Our meter is used is to assess cherry batches from all over the northern hemisphere. It allows operators to determine flesh hardness and assess shelf-life in a non-invasive way. Only produce that is good must reach consumers. Tools such as this one help reach the objective in… Read more

  • Development of a Difference of Absorption (DA) Index for 5 major canned peach varieties

    Development of a Difference of Absorption (DA) Index for 5 major canned peach varieties

    The DA meter is an instrument that, by means of absorbance properties enables measurement of the chlorophyll content in fruit. The chlorophyll content is a precise index of the fruits ripening state, is very accurate and is not affected by any environmental factors. Fresh fruit orchards and pack houses have used the DA meter to better understand fruit ripening in the field and enabled growers to better grade fruit on ‘maturity’ rather than just colour as is currently the case. Fruit can be more reliably separated into three categories, namely: - ready to process, - ideal for short… Read more

  • DA-meter used for fruit maturity testing in a research related to improve size and portion of class I apple cv. Gala Mondial

    DA-meter used for fruit maturity testing in a research related to improve size and portion of class I apple cv. Gala Mondial

    The objective of the present work was to investigate alternatives to chemical crop load management (CLM) for cv. ‘Gala Mondial’ to improve fruit quality, particularly fruit size and portion of class I and its effects on June drop and return bloom as well as evaluate fruit maturation with the new, non-invasive DA-meter. Moderately flowering apple trees cv.’Gala Mondial’ at Klein Altendorf under white hail net in 2016 were subjected to four crop load motions: a) shading (90% for 77 daylight hours) at the end of May, b) mechanical blossom thinning with the Bonner device with… Read more

  • Maturity index meter and modelling to optimise pre- and post-harvest apple quality

    Maturity index meter and modelling to optimise pre- and post-harvest apple quality

    Determining the correct maturity for the harvest of apples is important for optimal storage and the prevention of storage disorders such as Superficial Scald (SS) and Internal Browning (IB). Traditionally, destructive techniques such as starch conversion, ethylene production, respiration rate and colour determination were performed by growers and researchers. A study undertaken by the Department of Jobs, Transport & Resources (DEDJTR) in collaboration with the University of Melbourne used a Difference of Absorption (DA) meter to non-destructively measure and track the maturity of ‘Rosy… Read more

  • Peach and nectarine fruit maturity can be predicted using IAD DA-Meter index

    Peach and nectarine fruit maturity can be predicted using IAD DA-Meter index

    Harvest maturity is closely related to peach fruit quality and has a very important effect on the fresh fruit market. Unfortunately, at present, it is difficult to determine the maturity level of peach fruits by artificial methods. The objectives of this study were to develop quadratic polynomial regression models using near-infrared spectroscopy that could determine the peel color difference, fruit firmness, soluble solids content (SSC), soluble sugar, organic acid components, and their relationships with the absorbance of chlorophyll (index of absorbance difference, IAD) in late… Read more