Tobacco beetles and tobacco moths are a nuisance when it comes to stored tobacco. Eric van der Zwet, sales manager at the Dutch-based company, Besseling Group, spoke to TJI about Controlled Atmosphere (CA), an alternative treatment to traditional fumigants for tobacco pest control.
Controlled Atmosphere storage
The market price for fruit and vegetables is primarily determined by quality, supply and demand. But how do you maintain the best quality in your products until the most suitable moment?
Fruit and vegetables ‘breathe’, a natural process in which oxygen is converted into CO2 (carbon dioxide). An increased CO2 level in a cold store 'calms' the fruit, but an excess will cause damage and must therefore be removed.
PSA nitrogen generator
By lowering the level of oxygen in the cold store, respiration is slowed down and the 'metabolism' of important nutrients in fruits and vegetables is reduced.
Measurement and control technology
Measuring is knowing! Without accurate measurement and the appropriate control of the equipment, all kinds of things can go wrong.
Pallet Fresh System
Soft fruit, a great product but also a sensitive one. It is a product that must be marketed at the right moment in order to fetch the best price. Especially for these sensitive fruit varieties Besseling has developed the Pallet Fresh System.
Controlled Atmosphere disinfestation
Insects are a pest for commodities. By decreasing the level of oxygen in a gastight, temperature controlled store a mortality rate of 100% can be achieved.
Besseling, the art of storage
Storing and protecting, two words which are key to everything Besseling does: giving your products exactly the care and attention they need in order to achieve the highest possible returns. As a specialist in CA, ULO, DCA and other storage technologies, we offer tailored solutions to create a protective atmosphere.
Why Besseling Group? The answer is simple: proven technology. Our products are tried and tested under the most difficult and most extreme conditions. We set the most stringent requirements for our products. Not surprisingly, because our founders have been active in the agrarian sector for generations and have always remained on the lookout for the best ways to store your precious products.
Thanks to our expertise, we are able to offer you integrated solutions for all your storage needs and, if desired, advice on the many facets of atmosphere, cold and humidity control. Our high-quality products have been specially developed to store your products – long-term, affordable, reliable and with a minimum of maintenance. In short: a complete program to preserve your products/income.
Besseling offers you peace of mind in your cold store and beyond. And that is exactly what we mean by “the art of storage”.About us