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Felix Instruments Heads to Fuit Logistica 2023!

February 1, 2023 at 8:15 pm | Updated February 1, 2023 at 8:15 pm | 12 min read

The Felix Instruments team is heading to Fruit Logistica 2023! The leading fruit industry event, slated for February 8 – 10, is a tremendous opportunity to explore the latest in fruit industry trends, methods, and technology. We look forward to seeing you there and connecting you with the technology that will take your business to the next level! Come… Continue reading…

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Precision Techniques can make Horticulture Sustainable

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | January 12, 2023

Precision horticulture can increase yields with fewer inputs.  These techniques optimize growing conditions by improving decision-making based on analyzed data to maximize fresh produce quality and yield.  Monitoring quality in all stages is crucial for horticulture crops.  Precision horticulture techniques are suitable for outdoor and indoor farms.  Precision horticulture is becoming attractive as it reduces… Continue reading…

Value Addition to Reduce Post-Harvest Losses

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | December 26, 2022

 We need to increase our food production to feed a growing population without using more land and water resources.  One way of improving food security is to reduce food loss in developed and developing countries by value addition.  Food value-addition initiatives exist at small scales around the globe, some of which have export potential.  Maintaining… Continue reading…

Methods of Active Packaging

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | December 12, 2022

How we buy and consume food has undergone enormous changes in the last decades. Consumers demand food that is minimally processed, has no chemical additives, and are nutritious and of high quality. In addition, there are stringent national and international controls on food to protect consumers’ health. Also, retailing and distribution have changed, making older… Continue reading…

Improving Avocado Quality

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | December 5, 2022

Quality avocados must be safe for consumption and satisfy consumer preferences like appearance and taste.   Dry matter content is crucial in estimating maturity, storage, and transport conditions, ripening duration, oil content, and consumer satisfaction.  Management during the production and postharvest stages is crucial to meet consumer preferences for avocados.  Avocados of different qualities can be… Continue reading…

How Warmer Nights Change Dry Matter Accumulation in Apples

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | November 17, 2022

Dry matter is the total of all solids in fruit, starch, sugars, lipids, pigments, acids, etc. We know farm management practices can influence dry matter accumulation in apples. There are also regional dissimilarities due to weather and soil differences. New findings indicate nocturnal temperature variations can also change dry matter. So how would dry matter accumulation… Continue reading…

5 Reasons to Monitor Ethylene in the Agriculture Supply Chain

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | November 15, 2022

In every development stage, plants produce ethylene, which can be beneficial and harmful. The ripening effect is by far the most economically crucial effect of the gas, followed by abscissing effects.   Lesser known ethylene effects that need to be controlled in the supply chain are sprouting and pathogen detection.  Ethylene is a phytohormone produced by… Continue reading…

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