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2014-06-30 23:17:24

Smart Fog Inc’s Cold Storage Ripening Room Commercial Humidifiers, which has an array of diverse benefits and features, will be exhibiting at PMA Fresh Summit in Anaheim from October 17-19, 2014. Smart Fog has been an industry leader in non-wetting humidifiers for 30+ years. Reno, NV (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Today, Smart Fog Inc announced that they will be exhibiting at the PMA Fresh Summit at the Anaheim Convention Center from October 17-19, 2014. At the PMA, Fresh Summit Smart Fog will...

Crops Possibly Protected From Stressors Due To New Discovery
2012-08-31 16:37:30

Salk findings of a key genetic mechanism in plant hormone signaling may help save crops from stress and help address human hunger Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have discovered a key genetic switch by which plants control their response to ethylene gas, a natural plant hormone best known for its ability to ripen fruit, but which, under stress conditions, can cause wilted leaves, premature aging and spoilage from over-ripening. The findings, published August 30 in...

Why Peppers Do Not Mature After Picking
2012-08-03 11:52:53

Climacteric and non-climacteric fruits react differently to the plant hormone ethylene Tomato breeders scored a coup several years ago when they identified tomatoes with a genetic defect that made the fruits mature very slowly, even under the influence of the phytohormone ethylene. Traders and growers were delighted as it gave them more time to transport the crop, initially still green, from where it was harvested to where it would be sold. At the stores, the tomatoes could then be treated...

Scientists Find Gene Behind Ripe, Tasteless Tomatoes
2012-06-29 05:38:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at University of California Davis and Cornell University have unraveled the mystery behind those tasteless tomatoes in your salad that lack sweetness and flavor yet look perfectly ripe. Ironically, it turns out the same genetic change that causes the tomatoes to ripen uniformly also make them produce less sugar, making them somewhat tasteless, the scientists said in their study published Friday in the journal Science....

New Sensor Detects When Fruits And Vegetables Are Spoiling
2012-05-01 04:43:15

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com A new sensor may one day be able to help U.S. supermarkets prevent the loss of produce due to spoilage. According to the Department of Agriculture (USDA), supermarkets in America lose about 10 percent of their fruits and vegetables every year to spoilage. MIT chemistry professor Timothy Swager and his students have built a new sensor that could help grocery stores get more efficient at combating the loss. Plants discharge ethylene, a gas that helps...

2010-09-20 22:46:37

New release boasts multi-season ornamental beauty, flavorful fruit Blueberry aficionados will soon have a tasty, colorful new variety for their backyard gardens. Blueberry experts D. Scott NeSmith and Mark K. Ehlenfeldt introduced 'Blue Suedeâ“ž¢' in a recent issue of HortScience. The new southern highbush blueberry (Vaccinium hybrid) was released by the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the University of Georgia...

2010-09-03 12:05:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As fat summer tomatoes dangle in profusion from vines in gardens and farms across the country, researchers at Wake Forest University are looking for a way to make future harvests hold up better against drought or lack of nutrients. But the tomatoes these researchers study, with names like Never Ripe and Green Ripe, are mutants that will never achieve that wonderful red that makes a perfect summer meal for many foodies. That's because...

2009-10-20 17:45:31

Did you know that millions of tons of fruits and vegetables in the United States end up in the trash can before being eaten, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture? A Georgia State University professor has developed an innovative new way to keep produce and flowers fresh for longer periods of time. Microbiologist George Pierce's method uses a naturally occurring microorganism "” no larger than the width of a human hair "” to induce enzymes that extend the ripening time of...

2009-02-11 09:24:51

Best known for its effects on fruit ripening and flower fading, the gaseous plant hormone ethylene shortens the shelf life of many fruits and plants by putting their physiology on fast-forward. In recent years, scientists learned a lot about the different components that transmit ethylene signals inside cells. But a central regulator of ethylene responses, a protein known as EIN2, resisted all their efforts.Finally, after more than a decade of constant probing, a team of researchers led by...

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2008-06-03 09:00:00

India's mango trade is fraught with health hazards due to the get-rich- quick schemes of vendors who artificially ripen the fruit using a harmful chemical. Calcium carbide, used to ripen mangoes, is extremely hazardous and can have short-term as well as long-term health effects, said S. Krishna, the Chennai Corporation's additional health officer on Monday. "Calcium carbide contains traces of arsenic and phosphorus. Once dissolved in water, it produces acetylene gas that affects the...


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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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