• Washing of agri-food products

    Washing of agri-food products

    There are many companies in the agri-food sector that are currently engaged in the production of minimally processed products and which are based on the hygienization of fruits and vegetables, such as, for example, the companies dedicated to the industrial washing of tender onions and leeks. Although some studies do not recommend the use of chlorine for this purpose, it is still a technique widely used in the washing of agricultural products. In this case, it is essential that the amount of disinfectant be proportional to the organic waste that may be present in fruits and… Read more

  • Spanish onion production

    Spanish onion production

    This year Spain devotes less land to the cultivation of onions, specifically 4%, but production will be higher thanks to the good weather conditions that will increase tons of onions around 3%. The rains and the optimal weather have allowed Spanish onions to enjoy this season of a high caliber that will benefit their commercialization both inside and outside. It must be borne in mind that onions from other European countries have not acquired the same quality and the same appearance, so the scarcity of good onion is expected to increase the external sales of onions. This situation can be… Read more

  • Training on the cultivation of onions

    Training on the cultivation of onions

    The importance of onion farming does not mean continents. Everywhere the cultivation of onions is recognized as an essential part of human nutrition, along with the rest of vegetables. Costa Rica is one of the countries dedicated to the cultivation of onions, as well as a country committed to improve and progress continuously on this issue. An indispensable part of this progress is based on the new advances that can be applied to the cultivation of said tubercle, a continuous training that has been carried out by the Technological Institute of Costa Rica through courses focused on the… Read more

  • Rooting of the onion in Spanish villages

    Rooting of the onion in Spanish villages

    The Mediterranean climate allows farmers to grow multiple fruits and vegetables in Spain, which makes our country an area with agricultural variety. Among these vegetables there is one that is rooted in the daily life of the Spanish, is the case of onions. This tuber becomes the protagonist of the Cebolla Fair that takes place in Palenzuela (Burgos), a region in which the cultivated variety has a striking golden color and a special flavor. Its cultivation is so peculiar that different activities are organized to highlight the properties of the Palenzuela onion. Another locality, in this… Read more

  • Small percentage for vegetable producers

    Small percentage for vegetable producers

    One of the complaints that stands out most among the producers of vegetables and fruits is the difference between the sale price of fruits and vegetables in large areas, and the money received by the farmer. It is a issue that becomes more acute. For this reason, the UniĂł de Llauradors has echoed some devastating data, as published on their social networks: "only 19% of the total price of agri-food products goes to farmers, according to a study carried out by UniĂł with Eurostat food prices". In this way, the producer only obtains a fifth part of the final value, while in other countries of… Read more

  • Aware of postharvest jobs

    Aware of postharvest jobs

    In DAYPE 98 we have returned from the summer holidays with our batteries charged to face a new "course" in which we will continue betting on agricultural products and, undoubtedly, our "star" product will continue to be our replacement for professional washing machines for tender onions and leeks, you can also find it on our website by clicking on the product peel onions. With this peel onions we focus on the technology applied to agriculture with the aim of facilitating the daily work both in the postharvest phase with the peel onions, as in the collection, with plastic boxes for the field… Read more

  • Onion cultivation in the Canary Islands

    Onion cultivation in the Canary Islands

    When we talk about the cultivation of onions in Spain we immediately think of Castilla - La Mancha. However, strange as it may seem, Gran Canaria also grows this vegetable. Specifically in the town of Gáldar, where producers raise a type of red and white onion. Recently Gáldar has honored the role of onions and onions of the Canarian town. This variety of onion is characterized by an extraordinary quality caused by the climate of the area when properly nourished when the leaves are bent by the wind that blows frequently in Gáldar. All this helps to grow really tasty onion. With that of… Read more

  • Turkey will import onions to lower prices

    Turkey will import onions to lower prices

    The entrance of vegetables to certain countries usually ends in a drop in prices in the areas of destination, which directly affects the producers of vegetables like green onions and potatoes. That objective is pursued by Turkey, which after months of rising prices, has decided to import certain quantities of onions and potatoes, a tactic that - as we might suppose - has not satisfied the farmers. In fact, farmers believe that only supermarkets are benefiting from the high prices of onions and potatoes, while the farmer continues to charge them at much lower prices, so that the importation of… Read more

  • Onions prices increase

    Onions prices increase

    As every year at this time, the onion collection 2018 has started in some parts of Spain. The illusion, like every campaign, is based on the harvesting of vegetables that will later go through a postharvest washing process until they are fully presentable to attract the attention of the consumer. Apart from the prices of the onion in the large chains of distribution, finally the farmers dedicated to the cultivation of onions can see a substantial improvement if we compare it to last year, since the price at source has increased more than 50%. So the onion breeders of Ciudad Real can sell… Read more

  • Washing or disinfection of onions

    Washing or disinfection of onions

    The need to properly wash and disinfect vegetables such as onions is clear when it comes to offering an attractive product for the consumer. However, the tasks of washing are not easy, since in that phase should be ensured by the maintenance of conditions such as taste or texture. One of the options offered by the current market is the HUWA-SAN system, which helps eliminate the thin layer that usually forms around the onion. But also, it is a suitable method for organic products. Its oxygenating and conditioning characteristics mean that HUWA-SAN helps to disinfect the water in the… Read more