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Tendrils as a source of seasonal carryover of Botrytis cinerea in vineyards
Botrytis bunch rot is a disease that requires management under New Zealand conditions in order to prevent financial losses for wine grape producers. A survey was conducted to investigate the potential spore production of tendrils in 16 vineyards from the Marlborough and Hawke's Bay wine...
Critical Nutrient Levels for Almonds, Peaches & Plums
Leaf analyses are very effective tools to prevent nutrient deficiency-induced crop loss. They can also save you money by preventing overfertilization. Check your results against the chart.
Greenhouse Tomatoes Pest Management in Mississippi
Greenhouse tomato growers produce vine ripe tomatoes at a time of year when homegrown tomatoes are not available. Many disease and insect pests can attack greenhouse-grown tomatoes and hurt both production and quality. Greenhouse tomato producers must be able to accurately scout for and identify...
Efecto de la fertilización orgánica sobre el rendimiento y contenido nutricional de tomate saladette en invernadero
  El experimento se estableció durante 2011 para evaluar los efectos de la fertilización orgánica sobre el rendimiento y contenido nutricional de dos genotipos de tomate saladette desarrollados en cinco sustratos: S1 = arena + solución nutritiva inorgánica;...
A Self-Assessment Workbook for Producers of Apples, Juice and Cider
As a food producer, you can make important contributions to a safe food supply by following good practices in producing and processing apples. Outbreaks of food-borne illness from fresh fruits and vegetables, and unpasteurized cider have steadily increased in recent years (7,10,15). New guidelines...
Postharvest handling of fruits & vegetables
Appropriate production practices, careful harvesting, and proper packaging, storage, and transport all contribute to good produce quality. This publication covers postharvest practices suitable for small-scale operations, and points out the importance of production and harvesting techniques for...
Effects of 1-Methylcyclopropene and Hot Water Quarantine Treatment on Quality of “Keitt” Mangos
  The optimal 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) treatment to slow ripening of whole “Keitt” mangos, either alone or in combination with hot water treatment (HWT) (prior to or post 1-MCP) was identified. USDA-APHIS mandates that HWT can be used for control of fruit flies, but this may...
Manejo postcosecha del plátano
El plátano verde-inmaduro y verde-maduro, está constituido principalmente por almidones y taninos. Cuando madura, la pulpa contiene aproximadamente 70 por ciento de agua, es rica en carbohidratos facilmente digeribles, contiene un bajo porcentaje de proteínas y grasas pero es...
A Self-Assessment Workbook for Producers of Apples, Juice and Cider
As a food producer, you can make important contributions to a safe food supply by following good practices in producing and processing apples. Outbreaks of food-borne illness from fresh fruits and vegetables, and unpasteurized cider have steadily increased in recent years (7,10,15). New guidelines...
Reducción de pérdida de calidad de melón (Cucumis melo) durante la congelación mediante aplicación previa de deshidratación osmótica
El propósito de este trabajo fue evaluar el efecto de un pre-tratamiento osmótico con dos niveles de humedad (85 y 75%) y el tiempo de almacenamiento sobre la pérdida de fase líquida (∆m), cambio de volumen (∆V) y luminosidad (L*) de cilindros de melón congelados...
Effect of process parameters on the effectiveness of osmotic dehydration of summer onion
The present study was carried out to investigate the effects of solution concentration, immersion time and temperature on the osmotic dehydration (OD) of summer onion. OD was done using sucrose, salt and combined (sucrose-salt) solution. In this study three sucrose (40,50 and 60%), five salt (5,10...
Concentrated solar drying of tomatoes
  Fruits and vegetables are an integral part of the human diet. Many developing countries such as Tanzania experience post-harvest losses of 40%, and there is little ability to preserve and store foods for off-season consumption due to expensive or unreliable energy and a lack of access to...
Organic food products in China: Market overview
Chinese organic agriculture began in the late 1980s, driven initially by environmental concerns and later by export opportunities. The sector’s growth was remarkable, reaching over million hectares within five years. The Chinese government was quick to move to regulate the organic sector...
Estudio de Mercado Mermeladas, Jaleas y Compotas en EE.UU
  Lo que en Chile se conoce como industria de mermeladas, en EE.UU se define como de confituras, la que considera 3 categorías: mermeladas, jaleas y compotas (jam, jelly and preserves). La mermelada es preparada en base a la cocción de trozos frutas a las que se han incorporado...
Entering New Markets: A Guide for Trade Representatives
The world’s only training guide for foreign trade representatives, this unique, hands-on book explains how to promote trade abroad within the context of national trade policy and export strategies. Foreign-based trade representatives balance competing demands and multiple reporting lines....
EU Buyer Requirements for Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
Buyer requirements can be divided into: musts, requirements you must meet in order to enter the market, such as legal requirements, common requirements, which are those most of your competitors have already implemented, in other words, the ones you need to comply with in order to keep up...