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Artificial Vision Machine Inspects Oranges And Mandarins
2011-10-12 03:26:35

Scientists at the Valencian Institute of Agrarian Research (IVIA, Spain) have created a machine that detects and separates rotten oranges, another that classifies mandarin segments according to their quality and another that helps citrus fruit pickers out in the field. All prototypes use computer vision to automatically inspect the fruits. Until now, rotten oranges have been detected manually in dark rooms with the help of ultraviolet light that illuminates the essential oils in damaged...

2011-08-10 09:25:00

WAVERLY, Fla., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HESCO CEO Gap Kovach announced today that HESCO and Macro Plastics have jointly granted $10,000 to the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame for the Florida Citrus Archives housed at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL. "We recognize the citrus industry as an important market segment for Macro Plastics. HESCO is our premier distribution partner in Florida and through their efforts, our business with and service to the citrus industry has grown....

2011-08-08 12:16:50

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are using a technology known as "Fourier transform infrared-attenuated total reflection" (FTIR-ATR) spectroscopy to rapidly identify with 95 percent accuracy citrus plant leaves infected with the devastating disease known as citrus greening. Scientists from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Subtropical Plant Pathology Research Unit in Fort Pierce, Fla., and the agency's Quality and Safety Assessment Research Unit in Athens, Ga.,...

2011-07-06 08:52:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Strike a creative or interesting pose with oranges or Clementines from South Africa and post it on the South African Summer Citrus Facebook page www.facebook.com/summercitrus during July and you could win a cash prize. That's the message from the Western Cape Citrus Producers Forum (WCCPF), the citrus growers from South Africa, who plan to export about 40,000 tons of citrus to the U.S. this summer. "We launched our Facebook contest page for July...

2011-06-02 06:00:00

BALTIMORE, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a strongly worded recommendation, a new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued May 31st advises that children and adolescents should not be given energy drinks or sodas with caffeine. The report also states that children should only be given sports drinks that contain electrolytes on a limited basis when engaged in "prolonged vigorous sports activity." Instead, the report recommends that water should be the primary source of...

2011-05-30 00:00:29

After Sun Skin Care is the most important warm weather skin care. These are vacation must have items. Be sure to pack your hat, your sun screen and mostly your After Sun Skin Care products. North Garden, VA (PRWEB) May 28, 2011 Garden of Eve Kicks off this summer with a June "ËœAfter Sun Skin Care Duo Special.' After Sun Skin Care is the most important warm weather skin care. These are a vacation must have items. Be sure to pack your hat, your sun screen and mostly your After...

2011-04-27 06:00:00

BARTOW, Fla., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One-hundred percent grapefruit juice - a dieter's friend? A new study, published in Nutrition & Metabolism, concluded that enjoying a pre-meal snack of grapefruit, grapefruit juice or water as part of a reduced-calorie diet can be part of an effective weight loss strategy for obese adults.(1) Researchers at Vanderbilt University found that obese adults who consumed half a grapefruit, about a half-cup (4.5 ounces) of 100 percent grapefruit...

2011-04-13 09:27:24

'KinnowLS' is university's eighth citrus variety developed in past 10 years Juicy. Extremely Sweet. Visually attractive. Easy to peel. Low seeded. These are the fine qualities that mark 'KinnowLS,' the latest citrus variety released by researchers at the University of California, Riverside. Large-sized for a mandarin, the fruit has an orange rind color. The rind is thin and extremely smooth. The 10-11 segments in each fruit are fleshy and deep orange in color. 'KinnowLS' (the LS is short for...

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