Onion Farming Articles

  • How to guarantee optimal vegetable growing - a precision seed drill

    Precise seeding is the key to production of high-quality crops. MAX PNEUMATIC seed drills are modern machines for seeding of various vegetable species, being differently formed and sized. As a result, it successfully sows almost all kinds of seeds, such as: carrots, parsley, cabbage, radish, onion, beetroot, etc. Moreover, it has been designed to meet the farmers needs and vegetable market ...


    By Weremczuk Agromachines

  • How to make optimal condition for growing vegetables

    The competition between vegetable producers, high production costs, expensive seeds and many other factors, mean that vegetable producers want to provide optimal conditions for their cropping. They want to get the best product that will meet the high customer’s needs. In addition to investing in seeds, fertilizers and plant protection products, you need the suitable equipment. This will ...


    By Weremczuk Agromachines

  • New Year`s eve traditions from around the world

    As one year ends and a new one begins, people around the world do very strange things... ...

  • Success Story Oliveira Pinho & Filhos, Portugal - Case Study

    Oliveira Pinho & Filhos, a family business located in the municipality of Mira (Portugal) dedicated to the trade of bagged potatoes and onions, purchased a Sentinel II optical food sorter from TOMRA. This machine is equipped with the latest pulsed LED technology for sorting food at a higher speed than earlier models. “Some farmers in France spoke very highly of the TOMRA machinery. ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Success Story: Van Roey & Zonen, Belgium - Case Study

    Van Roey & Zonen is a family business specialising in the sorting and packing of potatoes and onions. The company has a particular focus on tasty Bintjes and waxy potatoes.  High quality is very important to the Van Roey family. That’s why they collect their potatoes directly from the farm and manage their own crate storage. This enables them to keep a close eye on the ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Onion Slices Drying Processes

    The dehydrated vegetable is a kind of food with popularity to meet the fast-paced and high-efficiency life style of nowadays. After drying, the moisture content of vegetables are reduced to 4%-13%, and the water activity (Aw) is reduced to around 0.7, which makes the microorganism and enzyme in an inhibition state, thus the dried vegetable can be preserved for 2-3 years after sealed or vacuum ...


    By Azeus Food Machinery

  • Case Study - Onion and Garlic Dehydration Plant

    Empire, Washoe County, Nevada, USA Geothermal Development Associates (GDA) designed a geothermal heating system for a large commercial vegetable dehydration plant located in the remote San Emidio Desert, about 160 kilometers north of Reno, Nevada, USA. Phase I of this project utilizes 63 l/sec of geothermal brine at 150°C to dehydrate either onions or garlic, depending ...

  • Poland Onion Processing

    Poland Onion Processing Poland is the third onion manufacturer in the EU. Onion is a symbol of Polish culture and a popular addition to the Polish kitchen. Onion is peeled, fried, frozen or processed in other ways. The growing demands of customers call for onion producers to provide the market with onion peeled. Peeling can ...


    By Amisy Machinery

  • Turkey Onion Processing

    Onion processing in Turkey can bring lots of benefits like wide application, long service life, cheap price, substantial market and etc.. . Onions are the daily consumption vegetable in Turkey. Besides being cooked in the cuisine, onions are often processed in different types. The most common type is onion dehydration in Turkey. Roughly 9kg of fresh onions yield 1 kg of dehydrated onions. ...


    By Amisy Machinery

  • Bangladesh Garlic & Ginger Processing

    Garlic is one of the most important spice crops of Bangladesh, and it is the most widely used and cultivated Allium next to onion. Due to the climatic limitation in the country, garlic usually grown during the winter season, between mid-November and December. It is important to develop and use appropriate technology for processing garlic and ginger products in Bangladesh, because there is no a ...


    By Amisy Machinery

  • Success story Morada Nut, USA - Case Study

    Morada Nut is a third generation family farm specializing in growing and processing walnuts, cherries, onions and bell peppers, located in Linden, California. High quality food is a priority for the farm so ensuring that they have the very best in food sorting technology is a must to serve safe and delicious walnuts for their customers to enjoy. Headquartered in the fertile San Joaquin ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • The newest strategy for saving bees is really, really old

    With pollinators in decline around the world, conservationists turn to traditional farmers for answers. In northwestern India, the Himalaya Mountains rise sharply out of pine and cedar forests. The foothills of the Kullu Valley are blanketed with apple trees beginning to bloom. It’s a cool spring morning, and Lihat Ram, a farmer in Nashala village, shows me a ...


    By Ensia

  • Polymer–assisted forge–rolling disaggregation of detonation nanodiamonds and onion–like carbon

    Nanodiamonds (NDs) produced in a detonation process are strongly aggregated, which hampers fully realising their properties at the nanoscale, particularly, in composites. Moreover, during annealing, the tightly bonded ND particles are transformed into the so–called onion–like carbon (OLC), where several carbon onions are coated by joint graphitic layers. Here, we demonstrate that NDs and OLC can ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Oxidative potential of UV‐A irradiated or non‐irradiated suspensions of TiO2 or SiO2 nanoparticles on Allium cepa roots

    The effect of UV‐A irradiated or non‐irradiated suspensions of agglomerates of TiO2 or SiO2 nanoparticles on roots of the onion (Allium cepa) has been studied. The reactive potential of TiO2 nanoparticles which have photocatalytic potential and the non‐photocatalytic SiO2 nanoparticles with the same size of agglomerates was compared. We measured the activity of antioxidant enzyme glutathione ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Dutch dealer creates Tricycle Valtra for customer

    In early March we visited W. and J. Schutte on their arable farm in Nagele, the Netherlands. The agricultural countryside in the Northeast Polder region is beautiful, and the sun is shining. The company is making itself ready for the first fieldwork in springtime. The previous day the Schuttes took delivery of two new Valtra N143 HiTech3 tractors, but they are not identical; on one, the front ...

  • Effects of bulking agents, load size or starter cultures in kitchen-waste composting

    Background :To prevent the interruption of the carbon cycle by the disposal of waste to landfills, organic kitchen waste requires proper treatment such as composting to reduce its uncontrolled degradation on disposal sites and subsequent greenhouse gases, odour emissions and nutrient losses. This study investigated the effects of bulking agent, newspaper and onion peels, composting waste load ...

  • Changes in chlorophyll, anthocyanins and phenolic compounds concentration in fresh–cut onion

    The minimal processing of onion is practical and convenient to consumers, eliminating the inconvenience of peeling, cutting, unwanted odour and tearing effect. The study aimed to estimate the levels of chlorophyll, anthocyanins and phenolic compounds in fresh–cut onions, triturated in the form. Onions, white and purple, obtained in Pombal–PB were conducted in the Laboratory of Food ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effects of Aspergillus niger in onion bulbs (Allium cepa L.) stored in the post–harvest phase

    Onion bulbs were stored in the field, in piles until its commercialisation but the bulbs may be affected by fungal diseases. The objective was to assess the effects of the temperature (T), relative humidity (RH) within the piles, the water percentage (WP) and soluble solids (SS) of the bulbs over Aspergillus niger incidence. Bulbs of Cobriza INTA, Antártica INTA, Valcatorce INTA, Valuno ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biosorption of heavy metals by utilising onion and garlic wastes

    Onion (Allium cepa L.) and garlic (Allium sativum L.) wastes from market and food canning processes were used for adsorption of Pb2+, Sn2+, Fe2+, Hg2+, As3+ and Cd2+ from ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Green catering tips

    It's that time of the year again - party time. Whether it's St Patrick's Day, Easter, birthdays, Christmas, weddings, Thanksgiving, Halloween or Hanukkah, we all enjoy letting our hair down and having fun with friends and family! And with these events, come the mountains of munch-ables - tasty treats of every shape, colour and ingredient. But how green is our spinach really, and should we be ...


    By green24

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