Prognosfruit 2017 Conference had the support of TECNIDEX
The company sponsored this event which brought together the European apple and pear industry from 9 to 11 August in Lleida.
TECNIDEX has a wide catalogue of products and technologies for the protection of postharvest seed fruit, in particular Scholar®,Tecto®500SC,Textar®60T and its new PURE AIR® range.
The 40th edition of the Prognosfruit Conference was held in the city of Lleida from 9 to 11 August. This event, the main world meeting devoted to apple and pear production, attracted producers, processors and traders from all over Europe. A networking and sharing opportunity for the sector in which TECNIDEX, FRUIT PROTECTION, S.A.U. took part.
TECNIDEX, a company highly specialized in postharvest fruit and vegetable protection, gave its support to this conference organized by the Catalonian Fruit Traders, (Afrucat), together with the World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA).
This edition of Prognosfruit had various speakers from all over the world, experts in different matters relating to the production and marketing of apples and pears. Crop forecasts were discussed for this sector.
TECNIDEX has a wide catalogue of products, technologies and services for protecting postharvest seed fruits. Among these, we can highlight a range of products that the company distributes exclusively: Scholar®, Tecto® 500SC and Textar® 60T.
Scholar®, a highly efficient broad-spectrum fungicide, for protection against fungal diseases caused by Penicillium expansum, Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, Botrytis cinerea and Rhizopus sp, being the only truly efficient product against this latter, thus facilitating postharvest protection for seed fruits.
Tecto® 500SC and Textar® 60T, are Tiabendazole-based fungicides, widely recognized and used, both for their efficiency against numerous postharvest fungi, and for their beneficial action on the skin of fruits during conservation.
The company also has other very efficient products to protect seed fruits: Textar® I, an Imazalil-based systemic-acting fungicide, and Textar® Extra, a Tiabendazole and Imazalil sulphate-based systemic-acting contact fungicide, both of which are effective against Penicillium expansum and Gloesporium spp.
Likewise, for the protection of seed fruits the company has the PURE AIR range, comprising Textar® Pure Air (new formulations) and CONTROL-TEC® CAM PURE AIR (a non-residue new technology).
Textar® Pure Air eliminates ethylene using the absorption technique, prolonging the life of the fruit in the conservation and transport stages, allowing it to reach the consumer in perfect condition. They are products developed under maximum food safety conditions, not leaving any residue on fruit and are highly recommended for fruit that has to undergo long journeys or that is very sensitive to ethylene.
In technologies, CONTROL-TEC® CAM PURE AIR is a new air purification system for cold stores incorporating two techniques, sterilization and absorption. This allows the pathogens in cold store air to be reduced, at the same time decreasing ethylene levels, providing optimum fruit conservation in a more hygienic and disinfected atmosphere, without leaving residue of any kind on fruit. This system has a range of equipment that can be adapted to cold stores depending on size.
TECNIDEX’s headquarters are in Spain, but it has an important international presence, with 100%-owned companies in Morocco, Turkey, South Africa, Italy, Greece and Peru. Since its inception the company has been committed to CSR which leads it to collaborate year after year on various social, cultural and sporting projects.