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Using Near-Infrared Analysis in Breeding Programs, Harvest, Post-Harvest & Packaging Innovation

Posted by: Scott Trimble
Oct. 9, 2019

Featured in 40 peer-reviewed and published research papers, the Felix Instruments F-750 Produce Quality Meter is an incredibly powerful NIR tool that can be used effectively in many areas of agriculture. Currently being used in breeding programs, during the growing ...

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Using Dry Matter as a Reliable Harvest Indicator for Vegetables

Posted by: Scott Trimble
Oct. 8, 2019

Dry Matter in Vegetables The use of dry matter to fix harvest time is well-established for fruits. This practice is, however, not wide-spread for vegetables, except for tomatoes. Many vegetables are consumed before ripening and eaten at various stages of ...

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Using Dry Matter as a Measure of Maturity & Quality in Mangos

Posted by: Scott Trimble
Oct. 1, 2019

Dry Matter & Mangos Mangos are one of the top ten consumed fruits in the world. It is sought for its taste and is well known as the ‘King of Fruits.’ Quality and taste can be guaranteed not only by ...

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Avocado Dry Matter Resource

Posted by: Scott Trimble
Sept. 27, 2019

Avocado Minimum Dry Matter Levels Avocados must have a minimum of 21% dry matter (page 4 of https://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/trade/agr/standard/standard/fresh/FFV-Std/English/42_Avocados.pdf) before they can be harvested to meet consumer tastes. The ideal dry matter content, however, varies. It depends on the variety, season, ...

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Brix as a Metric of Fruit Maturity

Posted by: Scott Trimble
Sept. 26, 2019

There are many methods to determine the maturity of fruits. Some methods need an external examination of fruits, while others require a more detailed analysis of the internal composition of fruits. Brix is a measure of internal components. Though it ...

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