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Photo Friday: Gas Analysis in Ghana - Helping Farmers Avoid Postharvest Losses

Posted by: Scott Trimble
Feb. 26, 2021

"Working in a remote area of Ghana, access to a versatile Portable Ethylene Gas Analyzer provided a great improvement in quality and variety of data generated in a study on shelf-life characteristics of 10 sweet potato genotypes in northern Ghana. ...

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Detecting Fungal Disease in the Fresh Produce Supply Chain

Posted by: Scott Trimble
Feb. 4, 2021

Ethylene produced by many fungi can cause disease in perishable fresh produce. Scientists found that this phytohormone can be used as a marker in non-destructive diagnosis for fruit disease detection of post-harvest fruits. A portable gas analyzer was used in ...

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Measuring Maturity of Unopened Cotton Bolls with Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

Posted by: Scott Trimble
Feb. 2, 2021

Scientists used the portable F-750 Produce Quality Meter, an industry-standard, to test if NIR Spectroscopy can be useful in measuring the maturity of unopened cotton bolls. This was part of a series of experiments to explore a novel application of ...

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