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Value Addition to Reduce Post-Harvest Losses

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | December 26, 2022

 We need to increase our food production to feed a growing population without using more land and water resources.  One way of improving food security is to reduce food loss in developed and developing countries by value addition.  Food value-addition initiatives exist at small scales around the globe, some of which have export potential.  Maintaining… Continue reading…

Improving Avocado Quality

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | December 5, 2022

Quality avocados must be safe for consumption and satisfy consumer preferences like appearance and taste.   Dry matter content is crucial in estimating maturity, storage, and transport conditions, ripening duration, oil content, and consumer satisfaction.  Management during the production and postharvest stages is crucial to meet consumer preferences for avocados.  Avocados of different qualities can be… Continue reading…

How Warmer Nights Change Dry Matter Accumulation in Apples

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | November 17, 2022

Dry matter is the total of all solids in fruit, starch, sugars, lipids, pigments, acids, etc. We know farm management practices can influence dry matter accumulation in apples. There are also regional dissimilarities due to weather and soil differences. New findings indicate nocturnal temperature variations can also change dry matter. So how would dry matter accumulation… Continue reading…

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Melon Fruit: Quality, Production & Physiology

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | September 22, 2022

Making Sense of the Magical, Mystical Melon   Melons have been around for many millennia, and there are several varieties, both landraces, and new hybrids worldwide. Climacteric and non-climacteric ripening is seen in the various melon varieties. External inspection of sensory attributes like rind color or flavor development is not objective to decide ripeness or… Continue reading…

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Ethylene Measurement & Rootstock Influence in Apple

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | August 15, 2022

How Rootstocks Influence Apple Fruit Quality and Yield   Besides influencing tree growth and yield of scion cultivars, rootstocks also affect fruit maturity in apples. The experiment found a climacteric pattern, where ethylene production, respiration rates, and oxygen consumption peaked after 5–7 days in fruits produced from all rootstocks. The 17 rootstocks have significant differences… Continue reading…

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The 5 Most Important Parameters in Produce Quality Control

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | July 26, 2022

Quality control throughout the process of precision horticulture is vital to maximizing efficient food production. Five quality parameters are regularly relied upon for the most accurate assessment of produce quality: dry matter, soluble sugars, titrable acidity, color, and firmness. These parameters act as maturity index and can optimize quality and yield in the supply chain… Continue reading…

Male worker using digital tablet while checking shipment of watermelons in warehouse.

Guide to Fresh Fruit Quality Control

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | June 9, 2022

Quality control is essential because fruits are perishable and delicate and can be affected by handling, storage conditions, weather, pests and diseases, internal changes, and genetics. Accurate fruit quality assessment is critical on the farm, as well as during packaging, storage, transport, artificial ripening, retailing, and research. Internal fruit quality, ripening gas analysis in storage… Continue reading…

Capacitación en vivo: Medidor de Calidad de Aguacate

Hunter Weber | February 13, 2022

Únase a nosotros ahora para una formación en-profundidad sobre usos y aplicaciones del vanguardista Medidor de Calidad de Aguacate. Ponga a su equipo al día y compruebe lo sencillo que es utilizar el dispositivo, hasta puede integrarlo en sus sistemas actuales.

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