EUFRUIT WP4 Scanning report Y1 "WP4 Fruit quality, improvement of fruit handling/ storage"

Experimental orchards: orchards for pome and stone fruit cultivation, and for vegetable growing. Sorting machine for grading
of pome fruit.

Storage facility Agroscope: 16 independent small CA-containers, which allow serial trials. Two CA-rooms with 3 and 5 tons
capacity respectively, more than 12 regular atmosphere storage rooms.

Storage methods: Storage of pome, stone fruits and vegetables. Storage under regular atmosphere, CA-storage, ULO-storage
and DCA-storage. Storage under modified atmosphere for stone fruit and berries.
Assessment of fruit quality: Measurement of fruit firmness, total soluble solids and titratable acidity with the automatic
laboratory Pimprenelle. Analytical lab with HP GC, GC-MS and other analytical instruments.

Microbiology and molecular biology lab: Establishing the apple fruit microbiome for different cultivars and orchard
management conditions using classical microbiology methods and amplicon metagenomic sequencing.

Documents

Scanning report WP4 Y1 (English)
Activity type
Publication of EIP-AGRI practitioner abstract
Activity work package
Fruit quality; improvement of fruit handling/storage
Activity number
Agroscope-WP4-A16
Activity contact
Dr. Andreas B├╝hlmann

Agroscope
Schloss 1
Postfach
8820 W├Ądenswil
Schweiz

Tel. +41 58 460 64 24
[email protected]
Activity partner
AGROSCOPE
Activity country
Switzerland
Last edit
24-07-2019
The EUFRUIT thematic network has received funding from the
European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under grant agreement No 696337.