BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • Kalfresh, large carrot grower and packer values collaborative approach

    Kalfresh, large carrot grower and packer values collaborative approach

    Kalfresh Vegetables began as a small, family-owned business in Queensland, Australia. Today, it’s a multi-million dollar produce business that has a winning philosophy: “Innovate to keep growing.” It was with this in mind that Kalfresh has continued to expand and update its pack-house facilities. With a strong position in the farming section, Kalfresh expanded its operations with washing, grading and packing lines for their produce. Wyma has been on the journey with them since 2006, as designers of their new lines and suppliers of their main equipment. The expansion continued in… Read more

  • Does size matter in fresh produce? Only if you want to be competitive

    Does size matter in fresh produce? Only if you want to be competitive

    Choosing the right size can have big implications, and not just with chillies! For growers and processors, accurate sizing is key to being able to cost-effectively present the right sort of product to your customers. If you don’t want to simply compete on price, you need to be able provide very high-quality produce. While there are a number of elements that contribute to how competitive you can be in the market, effectively sizing your produce is crucial. What do you need to think about it when comes to using mechanical sizing applications? It’s important for machines to have these… Read more

  • PMA exhibition, pepper sizer, processing lines, ... and more

    PMA exhibition, pepper sizer, processing lines, ... and more

    The WYMA Fresh Thinking October 2018 newsletter highlights the participation of the company in the PMA exhibition, with Volm Companies, as co-exhibitor. WYMA and Volm announced months before a strategic partnership. Concerning chilli peppers, the size matters. Wyma developed a range of solutions to grade it: Spool sizer, Vibrating length sizer, Screen sizer, and Lift roller sizer. The newsletter also explains Kalfresh Vegetables success case; Wyma worked with Kalfresh now for over a decade, as the family-owned business in Queensland, has continued to apply a fresh thinking concept to… Read more

  • 10 things to consider when evaluating a postharvest processing line

    10 things to consider when evaluating a postharvest processing line

    The fruit and vegetable processing industry is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.1% from 2017, to reach USD 346.05 billion by 2022. For growers and processors that means considerable opportunity, but also greater competition in most markets as participants seek to maximise their return. To stay ahead of this competition, fruit and vegetable processors are aware, they need to invest in line solutions that minimise damage to the produce, can be installed quickly and deliver a healthy return on investment over the lifetime of the equipment. A line automation solution is… Read more

  • Wyma exhibiting with Volm at PMA Fresh Summit Convention

    Wyma exhibiting with Volm at PMA Fresh Summit Convention

    The annual PMA Fresh Summit Convention and Expo is kicking off next month in Orlando, Florida, and Wyma Solutions will be among the 1,200 exhibitors, across over 320,000 square feet of exhibition space. The Summit is a major event in the calendar spanning the global fresh product and floral supply chain industry, and where you’ll find everyone across this dynamic industry. The Expo gets underway on October 19 and will run for two days. Wyma is exhibiting from Booth 3643 at the event’s largest ever expo on record, where our Territory Manager from The Americas, Stuart Oldham will be on hand… Read more

  • WYMA installs a Wet Bunker Storage system in Moffatt Fresh Produce, Australia

    WYMA installs a Wet Bunker Storage system in Moffatt Fresh Produce, Australia

    The idea of the WYMA Wet Bunker Storage system was floated to us by National Sales manager, John Roest, after discussing with him some of our concerns of not being able to maximise flow efficiencies to our packing machines whilst gaining enough dwell time to adequately cool our product prior to packing. Once we understood the concept and benefits of the Wyma system, it was a simple investment decision and an easy fit. The design guys worked in with what we already had in place and once all parties were satisfied with the layout, a value was agreed upon. Wyma were given a time and deadline to… Read more

  • Create an effective preventative maintenance schedule

    Create an effective preventative maintenance schedule

    The value of preventative maintenance is undeniable. It costs far less than reactive maintenance (up to 80% less). Keep things running smoothly and save costly downtime by creating a preventative maintenance schedule. Create your schedule using this simple guide: What needs servicing? Walk through your site and make a full list of serviceable equipment. You can’t create an effective schedule if you don’t know what to pay attention to! Now make a list of service tasks for each machine. If you are unsure, speak to equipment operators and look through user manuals. Manufacturers should… Read more

  • How to get the best out of your carrots

    How to get the best out of your carrots

    For many families, carrots are a household staple and have been for thousands of years. Carrots are so versatile that they remain at the forefront of many dishes from dips and salads through to boiling and roasting. Consumers expect their carrots to be in the best possible condition. They buy carrots that look good on the shelf, and expect carrots to retain their quality until they are ready to eat them. Unfortunately, dehydration, decay and rotting are all potential threats to carrot quality. The condition of the carrots can be traced right back to the harvesting and pack-house… Read more

  • Flumes offer flexibility & gentle handling

    Flumes offer flexibility & gentle handling

    Gentle handling is important for fresh produce. From harvesting to processing, storage to delivery, each step is important. Flumes gently transport all types of fresh produce between stages in your line. They work well over long distances and around corners. They are also very low maintenance and a great choice when other conveyors cannot be used. A new optional feature on WYMA Flumes is a rotating discharge section. These sections can be integrated anywhere along straight sections of flume. They rotate on-demand to let produce out at a certain location. Several sections can be installed in… Read more

  • Want to avoid potato bruising and increase profit?

    Want to avoid potato bruising and increase profit?

    Potato bruising is a serious problem that costs growers hundreds of millions of dollars every year. There are things you can do to reduce the risk of potato bruising; from before planting to produce storage. WYMA’s ‘how to’ guide covers: Types of bruising; Steps to avoid bruising; Gentle produce handling. Download the guide here, or contact them for more information. Read more