Early detection of storage damage

Laimburg Test Center presents new App 'FrudiStor'

Last Thursday, a new application called 'FrudiStor' was officially presented and activated at the international apple fair INTERPOMA at the Bolzano Exhibition Center. The App makes it possible to identify damage during the fruit storage stage via a smartphone, helping to prevent more.

Despite the use of modern storage methods, during the storage phase of apples there always is physiological or parasitic damage, which can lead to lot failures and economic losses. In order to avoid such failures, exact knowledge is required about the causes and of measures to be taken when storage damage occurs.

In order to detect, identify and subsequently  avoid such damage at an early stage, the web application "FrudiStor" was developed. It is the result of a three-year research project "Development of a software-based determination system for the reduction of storge damage in orchards", which was financed by the Interreg-V program "Alpenrhein, Bodensee, Hochrhein".

In addition to the Laimburg Experiment Center, the project involved the Competence Center Obstbau Bodensee (Lead Partner), the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences, the Jork Orchard Research Center, the Agroscope Wädenswil Research Station, the Lake Constance Fruit Community, the Württembergische Obstgenossenschaft and the Lake Constance Internet Agency.

At a press conference on 15.11.2018 at the Bolzano Exhibition Center, this free application was released as part of the international apple fair Interpoma. Furthermore, all those interested could try out the App at the Laimburg Test Center stand.

Source: Südtirol News

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