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  • Impacts of use and abuse of nature in Catalonia with proposals for sustainable management 

    Peñuelas Reixach, Josep; Arús, Pere; Carceller, Xavier; Casademunt, And J; Casals Missio, Joan; Casals Torrens, Pau; Casañas Artigas, Francesc; Catalan Aguila, Jordi; Martinez Cordero, Pedro Antonio; Estrada Miyares, Marta; Folch I Guillen, Ramón; Geli de Ciurana, Anna Maria; Lleonart Aliberas, Jordi; Lloret Romañach, Josep; Mallarach, Josep Mº; Martín Vide, Juan Pedro; Munné Torras, Antoni; Nel·lo Colom, Oriol; Palazon, S Torres; Pino, José; Prat Fornells, Narcís; Roca Pascual, Núria; Romanyà, J; Simó Cruanyes, Joan; Vallejo Calzada, Ramon V.; Vilaplana Fernández, Joan Manuel (2021-02-02)
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    This paper provides an overview of the last 40 years of use, and in many cases abuse, of the natural resources in Catalonia, a country that is representative of European countries in general, and especially those in the ...
  • Varietal quality control in the nursery plant industry using computer vision and deep learning techniques 

    Borraz Martínez, Sergio; Tarrés Ruiz, Francisco; Boqué, Ricard; Mestre, Mariàngela; Simó Cruanyes, Joan; Gras Moreu, Anna Maria (2020-01-01)
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    Computer vision coupled to deep learning is a promising technique withmultiple applications in the industry. In this work, the potential of thistechnique has been assessed in the classification of two varieties of almondtrees ...
  • Estimating sensory properties with near-infrared spectroscopy: A tool for quality control and breeding of ‘Calçots’ (Allium cepa L.) 

    Sans Molins, Sílvia; Ferré, Joan; Boqué, Ricard; Sabaté Reboll, José; Casals Missio, Joan; Simó Cruanyes, Joan (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-06-11)
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    Using trained panelists to evaluate sensory attributes is unfeasible when many samples must be evaluated, such as in quality control or breeding programs. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a rapid inexpensive method ...
  • Horticultura i ciutat 

    Gras Moreu, Anna Maria; Maldonado Rius, Luis; Casals Missio, Joan; Simó Cruanyes, Joan (2020-01-01)
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    El 1912 es crea l’Escola Superior d’Agricultura de Barcelona (ESAB),amb la pretensió d’aportar coneixement al món agrícola i fer avançar l’agricultura i la ramaderia del camp català, d’acord amb les necessitats de la ...
  • Nutritional values of raw and cooked 'calçots' (Allium cepa L. resprouts), an expanding crop 

    Sans Molins, Sílvia; Bobo García, Gloria; Zudaire, Lorena; Aragües Lafarga, Ramón; Sabaté Reboll, José; Casals Missio, Joan; Simó Cruanyes, Joan (2019-06-12)
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    ‘Calçot’ is the Catalan name for the immature floral stems of second-year onion resprouts of the Blanca Tardana de Lleida (BTL) landrace. Highly appreciated for their sensory attributes, these resprouts are typically ...
  • Multivariate classification of prunus dulcis varieties using leaves of nursery plants and near infrared spectroscopy 

    Borraz Martínez, Sergio; Simó Cruanyes, Joan; Gras Moreu, Anna Maria; Mestre, Mariàngela; Boqué, Ricard (Nature, 2019-12-01)
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    The emergence of new almond tree (Prunus dulcis) varieties with agricultural interest is forcing the nursery plant industry to establish quality systems to keep varietal purity in the production stage. The aim of this study ...
  • Development of a methodology to analyze leaves from Prunus dulcis varieties using near infrared spectroscopy 

    Borraz Martínez, Sergio; Boqué, Ricard; Simó Cruanyes, Joan; Mestre, Mariàngela; Gras Moreu, Anna Maria (2019-11-01)
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    Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) can be a faster and more economical alternative to traditional methods for screening varietal mixtures of nursery plants during the propagation process to ensure varietal purity and ...
  • Plant genebanks: present situation and proposals for their improvement. The case of the spanish network 

    Díez Niclós, María José; de la Rosa Fernández, Lucía; Martín, Isaura; Guasch, Luís; Cartea, María Elena; Mallor, Cristina; Casals Missio, Joan; Simó Cruanyes, Joan; Rivera Pinzano, Ana; Anastasio, Germán; Prohens, Jaume; Soler, Salvador; Blanca, Jose; Valcárcel, José Vicente; Casañas, Francesc (2018-12-04)
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    Genebanks were created by the middle of the twentieth century to preserve cultivatedbiodiversity when landraces began to be substituted by modern varieties. This move wasgenerally accepted as a necessary step to safeguard ...
  • Participatory plant breeding and the evolution of landraces: A case study in the organic farms of the Collserola Natural Park 

    Casals Missio, Joan; Rull Ferré, Aurora; Segarra, Joel; Schober, Philipp; Simó Cruanyes, Joan (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-08-27)
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    Although consumers appreciate the genetic diversity among tomato landraces, traditional varieties have been displaced from commercial agriculture. Their cultivation through organic farming in natural parks can contribute ...
  • Effects of long-term controlled atmosphere storage, minimal processing, and packaging on quality attributes of calçots (Allium cepa L.) 

    Zudaire, Lorena; Viñas Almenar, Immaculada; Abadias Sero, Maribel; Simó Cruanyes, Joan (2019-12-01)
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    Calçots are the immature floral stems of the second-year onion (Allium cepa L.) resprouts. Modified atmosphere packaging or vacuum packaging are suitable alternatives to preserve fresh-cut vegetables. The objective of this ...
  • Determination of chemical properties in ‘calçot’ (Allium cepa L.) by near infrared spectroscopy and multivariate calibration 

    Sans Molins, Sílvia; Ferré, Joan; Boqué, Ricard; Sabaté Reboll, José; Casals Missio, Joan; Simó Cruanyes, Joan (2018-10-01)
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    ‘Calçots’, the immature floral stems of second-year onion resprouts, are an economically important traditional crop in Catalonia (Spain). Classical approaches to evaluating the chemical properties of ‘calçots’ are time ...
  • Cherry and fresh market tomatoes: Differences in chemical, morphological, and sensory traits and their implications for consumer acceptance 

    Casals Missio, Joan; Rivera Pinzano, Ana Isabel; Sabaté Reboll, José; Romero del Castillo Shelly, Mª del Rosario; Simó Cruanyes, Joan (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-01-01)
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    The tomato commercial groups cherry and fresh market, mainly classified by fruit size, have clearly segregated markets. We aimed to estimate the variation within and between these groups and to analyze factors that impact ...

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