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Upcoming Webinar: Invisible Forces: Innovative Uses of Gas Analysis in Cold Storage, Ripening and Food Innovation

Managing atmospheric gases plays a critical role in the development of harvested fruit in ripening, storage and packaging, while progressive strategies in this area add value, enhance market access and reduce losses. Join us for our upcoming webinar – Invisible Forces: Innovative Uses of Gas Analysis in Cold Storage, Ripening and Food Innovation and discover how… Continue reading…

Differences In Dry Matter: Organic Produce vs. Conventional Fresh Produce

Given the growing importance of organic farming, it is necessary to find out if the chemical composition of fresh produce grown organically differs from conventionally produced food. Dry matter content is one of the components that have been used to evaluate the differences. Since dry matter is an important indicator of quality, the difference in… Continue reading…

Using Near-Infrared Analysis in Breeding Programs, Harvest, Post-Harvest & Packaging Innovation [WEBINAR]

Featured in 40 peer-reviewed and published research papers, the Felix Instruments F-750 Produce Quality Meter is an incredibly powerful NIR tool that can be used effectively in many areas of agriculture. Currently being used in breeding programs, during the growing season, at harvest, in post-harvest and even in packaging innovation, we will discuss who is… Continue reading…

Q&A from Using Near-Infrared Analysis in Breeding Programs, Harvest, Post-Harvest & Packaging Innovation

“What is your reference measuring procedure for titratable acidity? Is it a constant pH of 8.1? What is the concentration of NaOH you are adding?” To answer your question, the titratable acidity studies that were done were before I was with the company, so I am actually not sure what their procedure was for doing the… Continue reading…

Why is Measuring Dry Matter Important in Potatoes?

Potato Dry Matter Testing Potato (Solanum tuberosum) is the third most important crop grown globally, and the annual production exceeds 300 million metric tons. Usually, dry matter is used in agriculture to identify the harvest time of fruits and vegetables. Since potatoes are underground tubers, this application of dry matter is not useful for this… Continue reading…

Using the Felix F-750 Produce Quality Meter – a guide for users

A 9-page guide on the use of the NIR F-750 Produce Quality Meter in the mango orchard, assembled by the Australian Mango Industry Association –   https://www.industry.mangoes.net.au/resource-collection/2017/1/27/using-the-felix-f-750-produce-quality-meter-a-guide-for-users

Using Near-Infrared Analysis in Breeding Programs, Harvest, Post-Harvest & Packaging Innovation

Featured in 40 peer-reviewed and published research papers, the Felix Instruments F-750 Produce Quality Meter is an incredibly powerful NIR tool that can be used effectively in many areas of agriculture. Currently being used in breeding programs, during the growing season, at harvest, in post-harvest and even in packaging innovation, we will discuss who is… Continue reading…

Using Dry Matter as a Reliable Harvest Indicator for Vegetables

Dry Matter in Vegetables The use of dry matter to fix harvest time is well-established for fruits. This practice is, however, not wide-spread for vegetables, except for tomatoes. Many vegetables are consumed before ripening and eaten at various stages of fruit development. So, is dry matter estimation useful in the case of vegetables? Recent research… Continue reading…

Using Dry Matter as a Measure of Maturity & Quality in Mangos

Dry Matter & Mangos Mangos are one of the top ten consumed fruits in the world. It is sought for its taste and is well known as the ‘King of Fruits.’ Quality and taste can be guaranteed not only by good cultivation practices, but also by harvesting the fruit at the right time. Good harvest… Continue reading…