Bio-available silicon fertilization effects on strawberry shelf-life

E. Babini*, S. Marconi, S. Cozzolino, M. Ritota, A. Taglienti, P. Sequi, M. Valentini

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A new fertilizer based on bio-available silicon, present in the form of stable monomeric orthosilicic acid, was used in strawberries production. We applied MRI spectroscopy with the aim of investigating the effects of silicon-based fertilization on the fruit quality. Different MRI images were acquired, i.e., spin density-and T2-weighted, and data were related to the tissue consistency alteration, morphological arrangement and changes occurring during post-harvest.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXXVIII International Horticultural Congress on Science and Horticulture for People (IHC2010)
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Symposium on Postharvest Technology in the Global Market
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9789066053786
Publication statusPublished - Jun 30 2012
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
ISSN (Print)0567-7572


  • Food quality
  • MRI
  • Non destructive analysis
  • Postharvest

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture


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