Longer storage period for onions possible with CA

Since the (imminent) ban on sprout inhibitors, there is an increasing interest in alternative and, natural ways to inhibit the germination of the onion and to optimize storage.

Due to the increasing interest from the onion sector, Van Amerongen CA Technology has become increasingly interested in how Controlled Atmosphere (CA) can contribute to inhibiting germination and getting the optimum out of storage in a natural way.

Recently, Van Amerongen CA Technology received more information from a customer from England who has been using Controlled Atmosphere (CA) for more than 10 years to store its yellow and red onions. At that time, the grower chose to use CA to realize a long storage period, to become less dependent on imports and as stock management. Depending on the harvest, he could previously store his onions for 6 to 7 months in normal cold storage, but with CA this could be extended by a few months. His onions can now be stored for 9 to 10 months.

Van Amerongen Ca technology indicates that the technique is ready for practical use, it is only important to get in contact with growers so that they can test together and share knowledge in order to find out how the technology can best be applied to their onions. If you want to stay informed of the latest developments or want to have onions tested, you can fill in their details at https://www.van-amerongen.com/en/onion-storage  

Tel: +31 (0)344 – 670 570.

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