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A safe and natural alternative against ToBRFV

To combat the ToBRFV virus (Tomato brown rugose fruit virus), the Dutch government has granted a temporary exemption for the use of Virkon. As a result, transport materials (such as Euro pallets and harvest carts) are disinfected with Virkon S, to reduce the chance...

Edible seed treatment with UVC light

Seed cultivation presents many challenges: plant diseases and pests sneak up on crops. Some conditions even penetrate the seeds so deep that they transmit diseases. Think of fungal, bacterial, and virus diseases. Safe and natural disinfection Chemicals kill these...

Corona at school: how to lower the risk of spreading

Children carry all kinds of viruses and bacteria, which is unavoidable. Keeping Covid-19 out of school doors, therefore, seems almost impossible. But, unfortunately, it isn't always possible to properly ventilate classrooms and other areas. With cold temperatures,...

Corona at school: how to lower the risk of spreading

Children carry all kinds of viruses and bacteria, which is unavoidable. Keeping Covid-19 out of school doors, therefore, seems almost impossible. But, unfortunately, it isn't always possible to properly ventilate classrooms and other areas. With cold temperatures,...

UV treatments to sanitize blueberries, also organic

Research reports from around the world have recently been published, which would confirm that post-harvest treatment of fresh fruit and vegetables with UV (ultra-violet rays) helps extend shelf life. Young mold, such as Botrytis, can be deactivated without chemicals....

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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CleanLight also contributes to the fight against viruses

CleanLight in Honselersdijk is busy with production and shipping. Given the current slowdown in floriculture, this seems surprising. Director Arne Aiking explains why. "CleanLight systems have been used against diseases in horticulture since 2005. It often concerns...

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