29. June 2021
Almost 25 years ago, a multidisciplinary group of researchers from the Post-Harvest Laboratory (Laboratorio de Postcosecha) at INIA La Platina started the growing demand for food worldwide. The promotion of new technologies that can enable fruits and vegetables to retain their freshness for a longer period has been observed.
Image source: Shutterstock.com
INIA provides modern infrastructure and equipment to study these aspects to maintain horticultural production. The result of this work has become a significant and tangible contribution to the country, especially given that 80% of the national fruit production is exported.
“Without a doubt, the alliance between the private sector and the National Informatics Institute was important to move forward on these issues. The Managing Director of the Post-Harvest Unit (Unidad de Postcosecha) at INIA, Dr. Bruno DeFilippi explained.
Along this line, the INIA specialist said that there are currently a large variety of techniques used to extend the shelf life of fruits after harvest. On the basis of temperature control, additional technologies have been added that will have different modes of action for each species and variety.
Source: SimFruit / INIA
Release date: 06/29/2021
“Certified tv guru. Reader. Professional writer. Avid introvert. Extreme pop culture buff.”