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Reviving Rambutan: Practical Treatment Assessment with Gas Analysis

Several physiological processes, including respiration, affect the quality and shelf life of fruit. The tropical fruit rambutan is an important cash crop. However, little research has been done on improving their postharvest quality. Recently, a group of scientists endeavored to use non-destructive gas analysis to explore potential postharvest treatments that could be useful in extending… Continue reading…

Kiwifruit: From Blossom to Stem

Kiwifruit is a relatively new commodity on the world stage, only growing popular within the last seventy years. These days, however, the fruit’s popularity and importance in international trade are well established, leading to increasing cultivation in reigons around the world. The use of kiwifruit is set to rise due to its nutritional and nutraceutical… Continue reading…

Respiration and Pest Management in Grain Storage

Developing countries lose disproportionate amounts of grain due to insect attacks during storage. In the search for efficient solutions suitable for varying budgets, a team of Indian scientists investigated grain storage methods for black gram crops. Since respiration is the major physiological process during storage, it was not surprising that carbon dioxide and oxygen measurements… Continue reading…

FRUITNIR-GUI: Helping Users Improve Model Performance

As the use of precision technology increases in food production, it is necessary to ensure that the devices are adapted to the entire range of environmental conditions under which a single fruit is grown. A new, free software makes it easy for people to improve the NIRS models used to analyze near-Infrared spectroscopy data that… Continue reading…