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  • First announcement of the V Postharvest Unlimited Symposium

    First announcement of the V Postharvest Unlimited Symposium

    The V Postharvest Unlimited Symposium will be held under the auspices of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) in one of the most well-known resorts of the Mediterranean area, the Aphrodite Hills, Intercontinental Hotel, located in the Kouklia area, between Paphos and Limassol, Cyprus, from 10th… Read More

  • 1-MCP prevents flower and bud abscission during vase life in Dendrobium ´Burana Jade´

    1-MCP prevents flower and bud abscission during vase life in Dendrobium ´Burana Jade´

    Cut Dendrobium ‘Burana Jade’ inflorescences were harvested at commercial maturity stage from an orchid nursery and were transported to our laboratory in the morning by car. Stem ends were re-cut under tap-water to eliminate air bubbles and given uniform peduncle length, then were treated for 4 h at 25°C with… Read More

  • Mycotoxin testing made easier

    Mycotoxin testing made easier

    ToxiMet counts on a relatively new system for an easy detection of mycotoxins; it was launched globally at the XXXI World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress and informs about the July 2012 issue fo The Cracker. The system is designed to allow for mycotoxin testing by non-scientists and economically provide highly… Read More

  • A vacuum cooling to ensure maximum quality to 800,000 lettuces a day

    A vacuum cooling to ensure maximum quality to 800,000 lettuces a day

    Moelco, specialist in vacuum precooling equipment, installed the largest facility of its kind in Europe, for the Group Urcisol, Murcia, Spain. With a capacity of 60 pallets per hour, it allows the company to ensure a maximum quality level to each piece of the 800,000 lettuce marketed daily. Urcisol explains that… Read More

  • Textural Characteristics and Spatial Sugar Profile of a Super Sweetcorn Stored with or without Husks

    Textural Characteristics and Spatial Sugar Profile of a Super Sweetcorn Stored with or without Husks

    The increase in sweetcorn cob consumption has led to more research into several quality parameters during storage. Sweetness and firmness are the major quality attributes Read More

  • Ethanol treatments as substitute of silver thiosulphate

    Ethanol treatments as substitute of silver thiosulphate

    Ethanol can increase the vase life of some cut flowers by inhibition of ethylene biosynthesis or ethylene action or both. The effect of different concentrations of ethanol (2, 4 and 6 %) on carnations cultivar ‘Pilar’ and ‘Mundo’ was studied. Data were Read More

  • The color development of mango is affected by the permeability of the plastic packaging

    The color development of mango is affected by the permeability of the plastic packaging

    Gases permeability of most polymeric film for Modified Atmosphere (MA) package of mangoes was insufficient for proper color development. This study was aimed to investigate the effect of perforation of MA package of Thai ‘Nam Dok Mai’ mango on color development of the peel and flesh and their kinetic rates under… Read More

  • Tempting to eat more mangos

    Tempting to eat more mangos

    When a group of farmers want to promote production, generating demand is the most immediate tool. The arguments for this can be of different kinds (wellness, including nutrition) but perhaps the most effective is simply the enjoyment. The mango grower collective has its bridge to distribution and consumers through the… Read More

  • Interko's ripening system focuses on energy savings

    Interko's ripening system focuses on energy savings

    Dutch based ripening room technology specialist Interko has completely renewed its fruit ripening technology. By rethinking every single part of the technology Interko was able to realize Read More

  • Postharvest future needs, and products to extend the shelf life in stone fruit

    Postharvest future needs, and products to extend the shelf life in stone fruit

    Infopost 74, the monthly newsletter of Fomesa Fruitech, in this case, for March 2013, explains the tribute to Dr. Kader that took place in the framework of the annual International Course on Postharvest Technology and Minimally Processed, Cartagena, Spain. In the course, an international benchmark for the produce… Read More