grepalma

PROGRAM

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2
AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL FIELD DAY
REGISTRATION TO FIELD VISITS AND TO CONGRESS
From 14:00 to 18:00 hours at Hotel Casa Santo Domingo, La Antigua Guatemala.
FIELD DAYS
GUATEMALA SOUTHERN REGION
SANTA ROSA, S.A.
4:00 to 19:00 hours (includes transfer time)
Presentation: Experience with certifications and sustainability. Challenges and lessons learned.
AGRICULTURAL AREA:
  • Harvest, planted materials.
  • Use of by-products.
  • Irrigation with clean energy.
  • Integrated pest management.
  • Warehouse management and occupational health and safety.
  • Water resources and river bank areas.
  • Labor services.
INDUSTRIAL AREA:
  • Visit of mill.
    • Fruit quality.
    • Yield.
    • Losses.
    • Clean energy production.
    • Cost.
GUATEMALAN NORTHERN REGION
PALMAS DELPALMAS DEL IXCÁN
6:30 to 18:00 hours (includes transfer time)
AGRICULTURAL AREA:
  • Mechanized compost application and chemical fertilization.
    • Advantages, benefits and process profitability.
  • Plant health station.
    • Traps, pest and disease monitoring, advocacy, management of agro-ecological balance.
  • Leaf index management.
    • Thinning and pruning, vegetative measures and regulation.
    • Influence in productivity and indicators.
  • Ferti-irrigation as final management of industrial waste water.
INDUSTRIAL AREA:
  • Fruit receipt.
    • Fruit quality control for acidity control and extraction at mill.
  • Splitter to optimize fruit cooking time.
  • Dual destemming system / Two-step crusher.
  • Digestors.
  • Increased maceration time through greater capacity.
  • Palm kernel recovery.
    • Centrifuge crusher, kernel recovery, impurity control, PKO.
  • Clarification and rachis presses.
    • Benefits, profitability and flow investment.
  • Management of industrial waste water.
    • Treatment tank system.
  • Compost pit
    • Utilization of organic residues and waste water from the milling process.

For questions about the field day registration process, please contact Vivian Castro by email: vivianc@grepalma.org