Postharvest

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How sunburn affects the quality of pomegranate fruit

This trial is a great example of the importance of antioxidants for plant health. For healthy fruit, severe stress of any sort should be avoided to ensure the antioxidant system is not stretched beyond its limit. If it is, visual damage will occur, resulting in a loss of product quality.

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Supplying quality vegetables from the Nghe An province of Vietnam

This innovate project between Metro Cash and Carry Vietnam, the Agricultural Science Institute of Northern Central Vietnam and Applied Horticultural Research in Australia is resulting in high quality, clean vegetables for consumers in Vietnam.

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Improving the sugar content and quality of rockmelons

This project developed and tested agronomic techniques capable of producing rockmelons with consistently high sugar content (measured by SCC) in the major melon growing regions in Australia. Techniques were developed that enabled growers to increase fruit soluble solids (sugars) from …

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Improving yield of quality seedless watermelons

How best to maximise the yield of seedless watermelons while maintaining adequate quality? Consumers will only pay a premium for seedless melons if the quality is there. This study addressed low yield, internal cracking and hollowness, poor flesh colour and seeds, and came up with strategies to maximise yield for each growing region.

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Managing the flesh browning disorder of Cripps Pink apples

This project identified two types of flesh browning disorders: diffuse flesh browning (DFB) and radial flesh browning (RFB). It identified management strategies growers could use to minimise the risk of fruit developing the disorders and thus protect the valuable Pink …

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