Purpose: Slicing and Chipping root and tuber crops; Cassava, Yam, Sweet Potato, and also Plantain
Output: Up to 1.2 Ton per hour
- 3.5 Hp Petrol Engine; or
- 0.5 Hp Electric Motor
Fuel Consumption: 0.8 litres per hour (Petrol version)
Target client: Small- and Medium scale commercial processors
Fruits and vegetables begin to deteriorate after they are harvested and separated from their growing environment. The rate of deterioration defines how long they will be acceptable for consumption. This is known as “shelf life.” To preserve the quality of fruits and vegetables and maximize profits for growers, it is critical to control the temperature of fresh produce and minimize the amount of time that products are exposed to detrimental temperatures.
This report presents information gained prior to and during visits to Japan and the USA in search of potential export markets for three root crops.
Indaia Exotic Importação Exportação Ltda. was founded in May 1984. In a very short period of time, it became one of the major fruit, vegetables and roots exporters in Brazil. This great achievement was due to the extreme endeavor of its partners and the strict quality control of its products.
Evaluation of Different Methods of Sterilizing Sprouting Media for in the Control of Minisett Rot of White Yam (Dioscorea rotundata Poir)
Different methods of sterilizing sprouting media for the control of rot in minisetts of Dioscorea rotundata var Pona and Dente were evaluated. Sawdust and topsoil sprouting media were sterilized by roasting, solarization and fumigation in a completely randomized block design replicated thrice in the laboratory. Significantly higher percentage rot was recorded for minisetts planted in unsterilized sprouting media than those in sterilized media. Incidence of minisett rot was, however, higher in unsterilized topsoil than in unsterilized sawdust.