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Cherry stem-pull comparison: Instron 5543 tensile testing machine vs Mark 10 Force Gauge


Bound, SA and Domeney, PS, Cherry stem-pull comparison: Instron 5543 tensile testing machine vs Mark 10 Force Gauge, Australian Cherries, Australian Cherry Growers, Australia, 5, pp. 18-19. (2012) [Magazine Article]


Stem retention is one of the key things a buyer looks for in cherries at market, so it is consistently included in measurements whenever fruit quality is measured in cherry trials. How well the stem sticks to the cherry fruit is an indication of how likely (or unlikely) it is to fall off during transit and storage. But how do you measure stem retention? - by measuring the force required to pull stem and cherry apart. TIA researchers work out of Sandy Bay and New Town laboratories and sometimes have to use different equipment as a result. The following report is an insight into research methodology and how the Perennial Horticulture team can be sure they are comparing apples with apples (so to speak) when itís all-hands-on deck in the middle of the commercial and research cherry season.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Horticultural production
Research Field:Post harvest horticultural technologies (incl. transportation and storage)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Harvesting and packaging of plant products
Objective Field:Fresh fruits and vegetables (post harvest)
UTAS Author:Bound, SA (Dr Sally Bound)
UTAS Author:Domeney, PS (Ms Penny Domeney)
ID Code:77874
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2012-06-02
Last Modified:2014-04-11

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