Seed quality plays an important role in the production of cereal and horticultural crops. Achieving and maintaining high seed quality is the goal of every professional seed producer.
The consumption of pulses in Kenya has increased tremendously during the last few years. Capwell Industries Ltd is a leading processor which pioneered commercial processing of pulses after commissioning of their 1.5 TPH pulse processing plant that supplies local retail outlets. To cope with increased demand, various upgrades have been carried out on the plant.
Capwell recently turned to Cimbria to carry out improvements to ensure high quality of the product. Cimbria’s assessment led to the upgrade and improvement of the entire aspiration system of the plant, which will not only enhance product quality but also ensure a safe and clean environment free of dust pollution. The equipment is expected to arrive by week 51, with installation work due to be carried out in January 2020.
Seeds are the foundation of crop husbandry. Day-to-day operations on farms have to a great extent been modernised by greater use of technology; but without a steady supply of high-quality seed, yields and crop quality would be greatly reduced.
Seed quality plays an important role in the production of cereal and horticultural crops. Characteristics such as integrity of variety, germination percentage, purity, vitality and appearance are important to farmers and homeowners in the establishment of lawns and gardens. Achieving and maintaining high seed quality is the goal of every professional seed producer.
Situated a few kilometres northeast of the foot of the highest mountain in Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro –GFL has combined careful breeding and selection with excellent irrigation techniques and the choice of Cimbria as a renowned seed processing equipment manufacturer and supplier to enhance its processing capability and product quality – and hence turnover and profitability. Based on in-house technology and experience, Cimbria, as the main supplier, was able to carry out the design and supply of the seed processing project.
Cimbria scope of supply:
Maize sheller Cimbria MR20
Pre-cleaner type 191.2
Destoner type TS90s
Various low-speed bucket elevators and belt conveyors
Buffer storage silos
Continuous flow dryer BEG10
Control panel PLC Scada
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