Publicaciones

New trends in sustainable packaging

The packaging is an integral part of the food we eat. Unless you eat something straight from the tree after picking it, the food you eat is involved in one way or another with some form of packaging. The use of packaging allows for products to last longer and is therefore associated with less food waste. However, not all packaging is created equally.

Packaging has positive and negative impacts on the environment. On the one hand, we have packaging-related emissions and waste; and on the other, packaging allows us to move and distribute goods that would otherwise be unavailable.

Leer Artículo

Detect thy family: Mechanisms, ecology and agricultural aspects of kin recognition in plants

Plants often grow in dense vegetation stands, such as grasslands, woodlands, forests or agricultural fields, where there are usually intensive interactions with neighbours. These interactions can occur in the form of resource competition, facilitative habitat modification or communication. The ubiquity and diversity of plant–plant interactions entail that the effects of a given set of traits for an individual cannot be viewed independently of the characteristics of its neighbours (e.g., Cabal, Martínez‐García, de Castro Aguilar, Valladares, & Pacala, 2020; Riechert & Hammerstein, 1983). Plant–plant interactions in turn also play a key role in driving ecosystem processes such as carbon uptake, water and nutrient balances, interactions with other non‐plant organisms as well as crop yields (see review Anten & During, 2011).

Leer Artículo

What is Shel-Life?

What is Shel-Life?
What is it made of?
How do I apply it?
What benefits can it bring to my product?

So many questions! Relax. In this video, our founder and CTO Francisco Palma Gavilán explains it to you with pears and apples (literally).

If you are interested, message us. You will not regret it. Shel-Life is not only unique but also unmatched.

Leer Artículo

Natural coatings as an ally to reduce food waste

link original, pinche aquí Food loss is a significant issue in today’s world; the food that is not consumed and is wasted constitutes a loss in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. Food losses directly impact food security, quality and safety, economic development, and the environment. Food waste is associated

Leer Artículo

The growth of investment in agri-food startups

« Is natural wax the coating solution for long lasting fruits?
The global agribusiness scenario is currently defined by several factors, including the growing world population and varying dietary patterns, the limitation on the use of fossil fuels to mitigate climate change, intense economic competition, the possible effects of climate change on food production and the whole food systems, and the effects of COVID-19 on food production and demand.

Framed by these issues, it is clear that there are challenges to produce more food, energy, and fibers more efficiently, conserving resources while at the same time polluting less.

Leer Artículo

Excelente presentación de QCInspec, en nuestro primer webinar, mostrándonos la calidad, por variedad y zona dentro de Chile y Perú. En lo sucesivo continuaremos compartiendo a través de la web información tan relevante de nuestros colaboradores.

Leer Artículo

Relación entre los envases y la Calidad

Excelente presentación de Smartpac en nuestro primer Webinar : “Relación entre los envases y la Calidad”, muy interesante información de cómo podemos apoyar nuestra fruta para una mejor postcosecha.

Leer Artículo

Fungicide Resistance Profiling in Botrytis cinerea Populations from Blueberry in California and Washington and Their Impact on Control of Gray Mold

Gray mold caused by Botrytis cinerea is a major postharvest disease of blueberry grown in the Central Valley of California and western Wash- ington State. Sensitivities to boscalid, cyprodinil, fenhexamid, fludioxo- nil, and pyraclostrobin, representing five different fungicide classes, were examined for 249 (California) and 106 (Washington) B. cinerea isolates recovered from decayed blueberry fruit or flowers. In California and Washington, 7 and 17 fungicide-resistant phenotypes, respectively, were detected: 66 and 49% of the isolates were resistant to boscalid, 20 and 29% were moderately resistant to cyprodinil, 29 and 29% were resistant to fenhexamid, and 66 and 55% were resistant to pyraclostrobin. All iso- lates from California were sensitive to fludioxonil, whereas 70% of the isolates from Washington showed reduced sensitivity to fludioxonil. In California, 26 and 30% of the isolates were resistant to two and three clas- ses of fungicides, respectively. In Washington, 31, 14, 16, and 9% of the isolates were resistant to two, three, four, and five classes of fungicides, respectively. Inherent risk of the development of resistance to quinone outside inhibitor (QoI) fungicides was assessed by detecting the pres- ence of the Bcbi-143/144 intron in gene cytb. The intron was detected in 11.8 and 40% of the isolates in California and Washington, respec- tively, suggesting that the risk of QoI resistance is higher in California than in Washington. On detached blueberry fruit inoculated with 11 isolates exhibiting different fungicide-resistant phenotypes, most fun- gicides failed to control gray mold on fruit inoculated with the respec- tive resistant phenotypes but the mixture of cyprodinil and fludioxonil was effective against all fungicide-resistant phenotypes tested. Our findings would be useful in designing and implementing fungicide resistance management spray programs for control of gray mold in blueberry.

Leer Artículo