Stored Products and Post Harvest Physiology

Climate. Weather. Transport. Insect pests. Many factors impact post harvest storage. The goal is most often to preserve freshness. Or it may be to speed ripening. It is certainly to discourage competition by insects. Controlling and monitoring the concentration of atmospheric gasses around stored food products modifies the decomposition process caused by cellular or bacterial activity. Stable or profiled environments can be created for research from cell cultures to bulk storage or for “Modified Atmosphere” packaging or storage. And the means to mitigate infestation is dependent on an understanding of insect physiology.

Sable Systems gas analyzers and metabolic screening systems enhance stored products research and testing by increasing resolution, sensitivity, and confidence in your data.

Important System Considerations

  • Measure and Control Temperature, O2, CO2, Water Vapor and Pressure
  • Use with temperature control cabinetry

Sable SOlutions

Classic Line

Sable Classic line instruments provide the ultimate combination of performance and flexibility in in the measurement and control of gas, flow, humidity, temperature and pressure. We offer a broad range of devices that can be configured as a…
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Pelt-5 Temperature Controller

The Sable Systems PELT-5 Peltier Effect Temperature Controller, plus one of our Peltier-effect cabinets or drop-ins (or your own custom Peltier effect setup) forms a complete temperature control system. The PELT-5 controller is a sophisticated standalone temperature controller…
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Relevant Publications

Relevant Publications

Berger, D., Berg, E. C., Widegren, W., Arnqvist, G., & Maklakov, A. A. (2014). Multivariate intralocus sexual conflict in seed beetles. Evolution.

Chirumamilla, A., Yocum, G. D., Boetel, M. A., & Dregseth, R. J. (2008). Multi-year survival of sugarbeet root maggot (Tetanops myopaeformis) larvae in cold storage. Journal of insect physiology, 54(4), 691-699.

Corrêa, A. S., Tomé, H. V. V., Braga, L. S., Martins, G. F., Oliveira, L. O., & Guedes, R. N. C. (2014). Are mitochondrial lineages, mitochondrial lysis and respiration rate associated with phosphine susceptibility in the maize weevil Sitophilus zeamais?. Annals of Applied Biology.

Foss, A. R., Mattson, W. J., & Trier, T. M. (2013). Effects of elevated CO2 leaf diets on gypsy moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) respiration rates. Environmental entomology, 42(3), 503-514.

Magwaza, L. S., Opara, U. L., Cronje, P. J., Landahl, S., & Terry, L. A. (2013). Canopy position affects rind biochemical profile of ‘Nules Clementine’mandarin fruit during postharvest storage. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 86, 300-308.

Neven, L. G., Wang, S., & Tang, J. (2012). An improved system to assess insect tolerance to heated controlled atmosphere quarantine treatment. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 143(1), 95-100.

Nyamukondiwa, C., & Terblanche, J. S. (2010). Within‐generation variation of critical thermal limits in adult Mediterranean and Natal fruit flies Ceratitis capitata and Ceratitis rosa: thermal history affects short‐term responses to temperature. Physiological Entomology, 35(3), 255-264.

Nogueira, B. L., Corrêa, P. C., Campo, S. D. C., Oliveira, G. H. H. D., & Baptestini, F. M. (2011). INFLUÊNCIA DO TEOR DE ÁGUA E DO ESTÁDIO DE MATURAÇÃO NA TAXA RESPIRATÓRIA DO CAFÉ.