BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • 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

  • Ivankovich Farms meet shelf-life and quality requirements for carrot export markets

    Ivankovich Farms meet shelf-life and quality requirements for carrot export markets

    The large size of the country and a sophisticated consumer market mean Australian pack-houses are familiar with stringent quality requirements despite a long transport time to supermarket shelves. However, dealing with export markets adds another logistical dimension, alongside shelf-life and quality prerequisites. Ivankovich Farms pack more than 500 acres of onions, carrots and potatoes, with about 7,000 tonnes of carrots harvested from their own farms yearly. The family operation plants, harvests and packs carrots twelve months of the year in Myalup, Western Australia. Ninety percent of… Read more

  • Beverage firm reduces supply risk with pack-house investment - The ginger case

    Beverage firm reduces supply risk with pack-house investment - The ginger case

    BUNDABERG BREWED DRINKS Ltd is confident that its decision to vertically integrate by investing in pack-house technology and process its own ginger has paid off strategically. The proudly Australian, family-owned business continues to grow strongly thanks to the unique flavours of its beverages which are brewed from real ingredients. It makes no compromise to maintain that point of difference. Its world famous ginger beer uses dried ginger to create the flavour that has helped to make it an international success. Bundaberg previously purchased raw ginger from local suppliers, and… Read more

  • Wyma Solutions annouces Paul Hornell as new Chief Financial Officer

    Wyma Solutions annouces Paul Hornell as new Chief Financial Officer

    Wyma Solutions (Wyma) are pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Hornell as their new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Paul comes to Wyma with over 20 years of financial experience and has a strong background in the manufacturing industry. For the last five years, he has been the CFO at a large Hamilton-based manufacturing company. Prior to this, he worked for a post-harvest solutions company in Auckland giving him extensive knowledge of the specialist industry Wyma operates in. Wyma’s CEO, Andrew Barclay, is looking forward to having Paul on board. “Paul has a wealth of… Read more

  • Vege-Polisherℱ Belt Tensioning Info

    Vege-Polisherℱ Belt Tensioning Info

    During the first few weeks of Vege-Polisherℱ operation, the drive belts and synchronous belt will settle in and may stretch slightly. If belts lose tension, they can start to slip. For the first 250 hours of operation, check belt tension daily. For information on how to check and adjust belt tension on your Vege-Polisherℱ model, WYMA advises to see the relevant Read more

  • Thinking about investing in a post-harvest line? WYMA guide can help

    Thinking about investing in a post-harvest line? WYMA guide can help

    Evaluating a new post-harvest line solution for your pack-house can be overwhelming. There are many things to consider, including budget, timeline, throughput, process efficiency and your expectations around warranty and maintenance. We’ve put a guide together with 15 questions to ask yourself to help determine exactly what you’re looking for in a post-harvest line. Download the guide for information on: - Major considerations you should work through before investing in a line - The advantages and challenges of a new line including how to develop a business case Read more

  • WYMA Vege-Polishers, Rotary Filter Screen, Absorbent Drying Rollers and Conveyors are the solutions for LĂŒnekartoffel potato processing line

    WYMA Vege-Polishers, Rotary Filter Screen, Absorbent Drying Rollers and Conveyors are the solutions for LĂŒnekartoffel potato processing line

    On the video, below, Michael Gertig from LĂŒnekartoffel comments on his potato processing line from Wyma. The line includes a range of Wyma equipment including Vege-Polishers, Rotary Filter Screen, Absorbent Drying Rollers and Conveyors. “My name is Michael Gertig, I am, the Technical Director here at LĂŒnekartoffel. We are here at the headquarters of LĂŒnekartoffel in SĂŒdergellersen. We started in 1989 as a merger of Heidesaat LĂŒneburg and the potato section of Rudolf Peters Landhandel. We mainly focus on the sale of potatoes. Today, we are mostly a service company to the company… Read more