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Spectroscopy in Agriculture

Posted by: Jamie Fuller
Dec. 30, 2019

Spectroscopy is a sensitive technology that allows precise analysis of food and is used for quality control. Infrared spectroscopy, ultraviolet-visual, Raman, nuclear magnetic resonance, and atomic emission spectroscopies are commonly used in agriculture. The incorporation of these spectroscopies into small ...

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Avocado, Kiwi and Mango Quality Meters Raise Expectations for their Simplicity of Handling and Savings

Posted by: Jamie Fuller
Dec. 17, 2019

Felix Instruments Application Scientist, Eric Munoz-Garcia, visited Valencia, Spain last week to put on a couple different workshops for our Avocado Quality Meter!  Poscosecha was there and had this to say about the events:

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Dry Matter Estimation of Forage Crops by Near-Infrared Technology

Posted by: Jamie Fuller
Dec. 17, 2019

The importance of dry matter (DM) estimation is well established in animal nutrition. Dry matter estimation of forage crops is so important that it is conducted several times between farm and trough. It is, therefore, surprising that the methods used ...

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Importance of Monitoring Ethylene Post-Harvest

Posted by: Jamie Fuller
Dec. 11, 2019

Ethylene is a phyto-hormone present in plants. Levels of the hormone that exist normally in storage facilities are high enough to reduce post-harvest time in the case of both climacteric and non-climacteric fruits. It is, therefore, necessary to monitor the ...

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