BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • Storage facility for the drying and storing of various types of onions

    Storage facility for the drying and storing of various types of onions

    At Goeree-Overflakkee, TOLSMA-GRISNICH has realised a storage facility for the drying and storing of various types of onions. The hall provides room for a total of 1,500 boxes spread across six compartments. The storage facility is filled several times during the season, which requires a system with sufficient drying capacity to cope with continuous drying, irrespective of weather conditions and at low energy costs. Tolsma-Grisnich recommended the installation of a heat pump system, a condenser drying system that makes it possible to also use outside air provided this is favourable in… Read more

  • "I liked that TOLSMA focused on the onion, not just the air in the storage facility‚ÄĚ

    Troy Seward abandoned plans to become an architect and took over the family farm in the mid-2000‚Äôs ultimately expanding the farm from about 900 acres to 2,200 acres. Golden West grows, packs, sells and ships onions. When the devastating winter of 2017 caused the collapse of six of Seward‚Äôs buildings, including his packing shed, a long term expansion plan was put into action. Multiple consultants gave him concepts for a new storage, processing and packing facility, but only¬†TOLSMA¬†gave him the one that worked for Golden West.¬† ‚ÄúThe moment the buildings fell, I called Dim… Read more

  • Complete processing line for seed and table potatoes

    Complete processing line for seed and table potatoes

    Mts. Leber in Emmeloord is in full growth. On 150 hectares they grow seed potatoes, red and yellow seed onions, carrots, chicory roots, sugar beets and wheat. At their second location they keep ‚Äėbetter living‚Äô broiler chickens. Ten years ago a considerable expansion of the company took place, but after a few years it soon struggled with a lack of space. In addition, the wish came to sort the seed potatoes themselves. Together with the construction company Doorn, a solution was sought and resulted in a storage and processing area that fitted seamlessly into the existing… Read more

  • Tolsma-Grisnich: new logo and corporate identity

    Tolsma-Grisnich: new logo and corporate identity

    TOLSMA-GRISNICH launches a new logo and corporate identity. A fresh and modern look, where the styles of Tolsma & Grisnich are integrated. Its corporate identity has not only been updated, but the company has also launched a new website. You can view your products and company information in your environment and even design your plans with the storage configurator. Also part of the new website is, of course, our webshop. Thinking ahead These are the pillars Tolsma-Grisnich works on every day: lower energy costs, lower storage losses, better product quality, and more efficiency in… Read more

  • Preventive maintenance increases storage efficiency

    Preventive maintenance increases storage efficiency

    TOLSMA-GRISNICH strives to achieve the highest level of service for their customers. To achieve the highest level, there is a broad network of international service offices. This allows mechanics to always and everywhere be standby to fix any mechanical failures or to perform maintenance to the machines. Furthermore, Tolsma-Grisnich makes use of the most advanced techniques to assure customers of the best solution with any problems that they experience. Read more

  • New climate units to ensure an optimal climate in every phase of storage

    New climate units to ensure an optimal climate in every phase of storage

    The climate units are ready to plug in and can be used modularly in the storage area. This allows savings on installation and construction costs. These units can be used for room ventilation (cooling) and forced ventilation in combination with a suction wall for products in boxes. By combining the different units, the air volume and the cooling and drying capacity can be adapted to the storage location and the product. The units are sustainable due to the use of energy-efficient fans and natural refrigerant. The refrigeration design ensures minimal weight loss during the storage period and… Read more

  • Grower himself determines the return of storage

    Grower himself determines the return of storage

    The harvesting conditions and the possible presence of hollow or rotten tubers determine the intensity of drying during the first few weeks after harvesting. This phase of storage has a major impact on the final storage result. The aim should be to prevent fungi and bacteria from affecting healthy potatoes. At the same time, the wound healing must take place. If wound healing is good, loss of moisture during storage will be lower. The loss of moisture due to skin damage is up to 300 times higher than with a well-peeled (or injured healed) skin. Wound healing is faster at a higher… Read more

  • Box filler and tipper combined in one

    Box filler and tipper combined in one

    Storing 50.000 tons in 3 weeks‚Ķ and then everything in boxes too. Then a capacity of 100 tons per hour is the starting point for the box filler. A challenge for our engineers, which ultimately led to a great product for an international potato processor. A combination of these machines is new on the market. By also equipping the box filler with a box tipper, a multifunctional machine has now been created, which means that the machine can be used all year round within the company. To meet the requested capacity of the customer, no fewer than 3 receiving stations have been built, each… Read more

  • Project in the spotlight: Condenser drying system

    Project in the spotlight: Condenser drying system

    In their new storage for organic products, Maatschap Van Stee in Swifterbant opted for condensation drying 3 years ago. In addition to the lower energy costs, the higher storage yield was also an argument. ‚ÄúIf I had to do it over again, I would do it the same way,‚ÄĚ says Frans van Stee. The arable farm of Maatschap Van Stee consists of 70 hectares. Frans runs the company together with his brother. 4 years ago they opted for a gradual switch to organic farming. Onions, carrots and potatoes are their main crops. In addition, the crop plan consists of spinach, beans, fodder beets, sweet… Read more

  • Potato storage disease control in both theory and practice

    Potato storage disease control in both theory and practice

    During the summer period, we often remember well how the previous storage season went. Meanwhile, the new harvest is growing in the field and we can still make small adjustments for the coming storage period that will start again in a few months. In addition to the right storage technique, the right use is at least as important for this reason TOLSMA GRISNICH is answering: When and how long to dry in which situation. How quickly can the temperature be brought down? And if diseased tubers are present, how should we handle drying and cooling? In this article, information is given on the most… Read more