Onion micro bulbs for direct sowing in August-September

Saliplant offers bulblets, a planting system that allows onions for bunches to be obtained in 10-12 weeks.

At Semilleros Saliplant they are committed to innovation and looking towards the summer season innovation goes hand in hand with onion bulblets. Using this planting system, the August-September sowing can be covered (short cycle), with harvesting of onion bunches in 10-12 weeks.

Jorge Salguero, CEO of Saliplant, explains that “fresh onion bunches can be obtained in autumn-winter using the sowing of bulblets, with uniformity, quality and earliness, all of which are very interesting for the Mediterranean coastal region, as here onions can be transplanted during the summer months, taking advantage of the existing gap, therefore increasing their price on the market.”

This system requires less ploughing to prepare the land, which is another advantage, as it means less effort. It is a profitable, simple and safe crop that gives results in record time.

This year they are offering two new varieties of white onion which, along with the ones from previous years, are available from the first days of August.

All of this is the result of the trials carried out by Saliplant for over a decade with different onion varieties to reach excellent results that mean that they adapt better to the harsh conditions of the Mediterranean during the hottest months.

A procedure that has already been carried out in Northern Europe to obtain onions, but in this case the transplants must stand up to low temperatures.

New success at the company’s professional seminars

In June, the Saliplant Professional Seminars were held, which brought together over 400 farmers from Granada, Jaen, Malaga and Almeria. An event with which the company is looking directly to the future to face up to the sector’s new challenges from a viewpoint of innovation and proactivity.

New virus infections, analysis and comparison of production models, along with the use of the new technologies in the agricultural sector were the event’s main topics.

María Isabel Font, head of the national reference laboratory on plant health at the UPN gave information about Tomato Brown Rugose Virus (ToBRFV) and Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMNV).

The region’s production model was analysed with respect to those existing in other countries by Miguel Espinosa, Consumer & Customer Manager at BASF Vegetable Seeds, seeking to show the pros and cons that help farmers to improve and obtain competitive advantages compared to other producing countries.

The use of digital marketing is revolutionising produce marketing methods and Juan Luis González, from the Advertising and Media agency _Somos R*, gave the specific keys that link this to farming. González talked about the appearance of new types of consumers with consumption patterns that are marked out by these new channels and how to find a new market niche in them.

For the first time in six years, the event included a panel discussion, moderated by the editor of Fruit Today, Carmen Cabra, encouraging a more interactive, enriching experience than ever before. The two main speakers on the panel were Iñaki Gil, marketing manager at Ininsa, who has been asked many times about the future of crop infrastructures, and Salvador Parra, who talked about the steps that are being taken by public institutions to support the sector and the important potential that the region is proving to have.

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