On-farm quality testing utilising near infrared (NIR) technology (MG17002)
What was it all about?
Beginning in September 2017 and concluding in early 2018, this short, practical project funded staff from the Australian Mango Industry Association to assist growers in determining the maturity of fruit prior to picking in the 2017/18 harvest. This involved using near-infrared technology in the form of Felix 750 Produce Quality Meters, which are used to non-destructively measure dry matter.
Growers were able to book an on-farm visit, learn about the maturity assessment visits, or access calibration services for their own Felix metres by contacting the industry association during the season.
These activities were funded for previous seasons through the levy, and continue to be supported by Hort Innovation Mango Fund investments.
This project was a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Mango Fund
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