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Controlling the Invisible

| March 25, 2019

The Risks of Ignoring Atmospheric Gases in Plant Experiments Experiments are conducted in laboratories because it is markedly easier to control conditions indoors, in enclosed systems, than out-of-doors. However, it is common that little attention is paid to changes in gaseous dynamics in enclosed environments and the consequences it can have on plants. Researchers will… Continue reading…

Using Dry Matter as a Measure of Maturity in Fresh Produce

| March 18, 2019

Fruit is transported over long distances nationally and internationally to cater to a broad market. This makes it necessary to harvest fruits as soon as they are mature to increase the time available for their transport and storage, thus improving profits. Determining fruit maturity is, however, not simple. There are several qualitative ways to fix… Continue reading…

Felix Instruments Visits Portugal and UK Installations

| March 18, 2019

Felix Instruments’ Director of Engineering, Jim Goeks, travelled to Portugal and the UK to oversee the installation and deployment of Felix’s new AccuRipe sensors. This configuration is unique because the AccuRipe sensor, which monitors O2, CO2 and C2H4, is interfacing directly with SmartHarvest’s control unit. Both the AccuRipe and AccuStore systems are engineered to “bolt… Continue reading…

Felix Instrument Newsletter (with puppy pictures) Feb/March 2019

Scott Trimble | March 2, 2019

Felix’s latest newsletter (complete with puppy pictures) can be found here – https://tinyurl.com/yybjbrl7

Felix Instruments and the Avocado Quality Meter Showcased @ Sinergia, Peru

Scott Trimble | December 13, 2018

Sinergia in Peru with Hugo Piñarreta, Dr. Osuna of INIFAP, and Robinson Lopez.

12 Seconds to Measure Fruit Maturity – Felix Instruments’ Avocado Quality Meter Featured in Fructidor!

Scott Trimble | November 20, 2018

We’ve been featured in Fructidor!  See the article here – Only 12 seconds to Measure Fruit Maturity and Quality From the article… The traditional way to measure avocado dry matter requires up to 48 hours and now with Felix Instruments growers can measure it only in 12 seconds. Instant access to dry matter measurements is… Continue reading…

Felix Instruments at “1er Congreso del aguacate

Scott Trimble | October 30, 2018

Felix Instruments showcases the F-751 Avocado Quality Meter at the 1st Avocado Congress in Uruapan, Michoacán Mexico.  From left: Bernardo Domínguez, Miguel González, Juan Andrés Torres, Francisco Bautiz

Felix Instruments Demos the All New Avocado Quality Meter with Distributor Biotempak at the Congreso del Aguacate, Jalisco 2018

Scott Trimble | August 31, 2018

Felix Instruments QA Manager and Engineer, Miguel Gonzalez, demonstrates the revolutionary F-751 Avocado Quality Meter, alongside our distributor Biotempak and Sam Diosdado, to growers, influencers and interested parties at the Congreso del Aguacate, Jalisco 2018, in Guadalajara, Mexico, from August 29-31.

Leonard Felix Unveils the All New Mango Quality Meter @ the 7th International Ecuadorian Mango Congress

Scott Trimble | August 31, 2018

Leonard Felix with Ivonne Chica and Juan Rivera, mango grower and president of http://peruvianmango.org/.

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