Articles

What You Need to Know About AI in Agriculture

February 19, 2024 at 5:16 pm | Updated February 28, 2024 at 6:01 pm | 12 min read

AI, in combination with other technologies, is solving several modern problems caused and faced by industrial agriculture. AI applications are increasingly used in agriculture for soil and crop monitoring, farm operations, farm management, supply of food, and crop research. AI solutions in agriculture can improve productivity with less resource use and reduce environmental impacts. Integrating… Continue reading…

Fixed leaf image

Additional reading

Why Color Remains an Important Fruit Maturity Index

Fruit color can be used as a harvest index for nearly all fruits. Fruit skin color is the basis for consumer acceptance and marketability. Fruit skin color is a valuable indicator of maturity stages and is associated with other quality parameters, including nutritional value. Non-destructive methods to estimate fruit color in the supply chain and… Continue reading…

Five Significant Postharvest Fruit Analysis Research Findings in 2023

Research focuses on finding alternatives to safe chemicals for people and the environment to enhance postharvest quality. The studies also consider the impact of soil-less and greenhouse cultivation on fresh produce quality. Scientists are addressing gene expression and antioxidant action that regulates physiology in postharvest quality and injury response. The standard quality parameters used to… Continue reading…

Medicinal Plant Extracts for Post-harvest Fresh Produce Preservation

Medicinal plants have phytochemicals and antioxidants that could have applications for fresh produce preservation instead of chemicals. Research findings show that medicinal plant extracts can improve several physical and chemical quality attributes. Medicinal plant extracts reduce disease incidence and severity of pest attacks by direct action against causal agents or by strengthening the plant defense… Continue reading…

Advances in Non Destructive Apple Quality Prediction

The search for quality in apple production is perpetual. The research paper by Biegert et al., titled “Modelling Soluble Solids Content Accumulation in ‘Braeburn’ Apples,” offers a pivotal step forward in this search. Published in the journal Plants, this study leverages optical sensor data to transform our understanding of apple sweetness—quantified by the Soluble Solids… Continue reading…

Interaction between Rootstocks and Scions 

Scion-rootstock interaction studies had initially focused on graft vigor and stress tolerance. Rootstock-mediated effects on nearly all the fruit quality parameters are now established. The fruit quality effects of rootstocks are more in perennial crops like citrus than deciduous fruit trees. Grafting of woody crops aims to manipulate scion for which appropriate rootstock selection is… Continue reading…

Organic Soil Amendments Are Better for Fruit Quality Than Chemical Fertilizers

Fruit quality parameters in soil supplemented with organic soil amendments were generally better than those grown with chemical fertilizers. However, chemical fertilizers increased fruit size and yield and improved lycopene content. The type of organic manure is also crucial. Each type of manure successfully enhances one or more fruit quality parameters. Growing food requires artificial… Continue reading…

Request a quote for a Felix Product

Pricing and all related materials will be sent directly to your inbox.