The Onion forum was organized by the AMI and the 'Rheinische Agricultural Publishing House'. For this meeting, more than 100 onion growers traveled to Niedersachsen, one of the most important centers for onion cultivation in Germany.
The programme was versatile and dealt with developments in the market and specific technological developments. One of those developments is drying and storing onions independently of the outside air, also known as condensation drying. During this presentation, Henk Tebben, a specialist in preserving agricultural products at ENGIE Refrigeration, discussed the differences between current storage technology with the use of outside air and mechanical storage that eliminates the outside air. Apparently, this subject triggered a lot, because the audience had a lot of questions and showed a lot of interest in this technology.
See the information booklet (in German) for the complete programme, including a summary of each presentation on the Onion forum.