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A Fresh Perspective on Produce Storage

Posted by: Jamie Fuller
Jan. 9, 2020

Food security and the quality of products are two vital aspects that concern not only producers, but also planners and governments. Nearly half of the fresh produce is lost, but much of this loss can be prevented by using technological ...

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Gas Analysis in Agriculture

Posted by: Jamie Fuller
Jan. 6, 2020

Three main gases have to be monitored in the production of fruits and vegetables: oxygen, carbon dioxide, and ethylene. They are essential in the post-harvest stage and greenhouse production of vegetables and fruits. We discuss the roles of the three ...

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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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