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Alfalfa (Lucerne)

Alfalfa, also called lucerne and called Medicago sativa in binomial nomenclature, is a perennial flowering plant in the legume family Fabaceae. It is cultivated as an important forage crop in many countries around the world. Alfalfa is widely grown throughout the world as forage for cattle, and is most often harvested as hay, but can also be made into silage,…

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Onion sets

Onions from seed are harvested in the second half of august or early September, when 50% of the plants have softened. In the first phase the bulbs are deployed manually or mechanically, these remaining on the ground for drying. In the second phase the bulbs are assembled mechanically or manually and transported to the place of sorting. After sorting follows…

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Seed potatoes

Seed potatoes are tubers specifically grown to be free from disease and to provide consistent and healthy plants. To be disease free, the areas where seed potatoes are grown are selected with care. In the US, this restricts production of seed potatoes to only 15 states out of all 50 states where potatoes are grown. These locations are selected for…

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Walnuts are harvested to full maturation and must be peeled, washed, and bleached, but without the treatment affecting the core.

Drying is mandatory, up to 12% when stored as whole fruits and up to 8% if stored as core (peeled).

At harvest, the mesocarp must break out easily.