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Course details

Best practice onion storage
Designed for
Individuals who wish to optimise storage of onions.
Entry requirement
Accomplished practitioner
Dates and locations
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£215 + VAT
One day classroom-based course
CPD points
8 BASIS and 1 NRoSO
Andy Richardson, Senior Consultant, A.B. Agronomy Ltd

Classroom module 1 (half day):

Harvest management

  • Use of sprout suppressants
  • Optimum harvest timing
  • Harvest strategy to maximise yield and quality

Store design and function

  • Basic store design
  • How to size fans, heaters, louvres, plenums and drying floors/walls
  • The importance of airflow and how/where to measure it
  • Pros and cons of drying in bulk or bins

Visit to local onion stores – box and bulk

Classroom module 2 (half day):

Store management

  • Identification of common storage diseases/physiological issues and their economic importance.
  • Forecasting, detecting and monitoring storage diseases
  • Drying, curing and cooling to optimise skin colour and retention and minimise defects
  • Long term storage – refrigeration, controlled atmosphere and ethylene

Trainers are accredited by ARTIS

Participants receive an ARTIS Accredited Certificate