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Return of stem rot in peppers brings UV technology back into the picture

For years, Dutch bell pepper growers were able to control stem rot through a careful hygiene protocol and careful control of the climate in the greenhouse. Unfortunately, this year the circumstances are different. Stem rot is back – a conclusion of Arne Aiking and...

Optimizing hygiene in Mexican horticulture

Disinfection of harvest cars and produce - The Geoponica pepper example and video about Delisana apples Geoponica is a market leader in fresh produce in the Mexican market. They are particularly known for the quality of their peppers: Red, Yellow, and Green....

Increasingly heavy UV tunnels help growers to disinfect harvest carts

Tholen - It has been common practice in the sector for years to disinfect the outside of harvest carts. This reduces the chance that the harvest cart will spread disease through the greenhouse. This disinfection usually takes place with chemicals but can also be done...

Optimizing hygiene in Mexican horticulture

Disinfection of harvest cars and produce - The Geoponica pepper example and video about Delisana apples Geoponica is a market leader in fresh produce in the Mexican market. They are particularly known for the quality of their peppers: Red, Yellow, and Green....

Optimizing hygiene in Mexican horticulture

Disinfection of harvest cars and produce - The Geoponica pepper example and video about Delisana apples Geoponica is a market leader in fresh produce in the Mexican market. They are particularly known for the quality of their peppers: Red, Yellow, and Green....

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Sanitation of sesame seed without chemicals

UV Hoods In the last few months sesame seed has been an issue in the media. Organisms that may occasionally be found on sesame seed such as Listeria and E. coli are commonly controlled with effective chemicals such as Ethylene Oxide. However, Ethylene Oxide is...

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Tackling stem rot in bell peppers with UV

Consumers leave bell peppers with rotting stems lying around. This makes stem rot a cost item that everyone in the pepper chain would like to see reduced. At the Sorting and Packing department of ZON fruit & vegetables in Venlo, all bell pepper stems have recently...

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