Activities such as growing fruits are not easy tasks at all. There are a lot of things to consider so that the grown item is an excellent one and it can be exported to different parts of the world. Producers have to think about all of these so that they are able to produce excellent quality fruits that are incredibly tasty, possess a good amount of nutrients and most importantly safe for consumption.
One of the major problems that arise in such activities is the infestation of pests. They do significant damage and this hampers the ultimate product at the end. Grown items that have been subjected to the infestation of pests are not safe for consumption at all.
Fumigation offers the best solution to this problem. Fumigation is a common process that is used in every corner of the world. A lot of chemicals are declared suitable for executing the process. The list includes names such as Phosphine, Formaldehyde, Chloropicrin, Hydrogen Cyanide and a lot more.
A grower must ensure that they use environmentally safe chemicals in order to get the best results from this process. Let's know about this process more in this blog below.
How the fumigation process is carried about?
Every kind of grower, including New Zealand's largest Apple producers, adopt this process in order to get rid of the infestation process. The process of fumigation is generally done in a phased way. The top fruit exporter Roo's Nature Fresh follows all of the steps involved and only then do they deliver them to the market.
The first step involves sealing off or covering the entire area, that requires fumigation. The immediate next step involves releasing the chemicals in that covered space. In the case of apple and pear growers, space generally relates to a piece of land or an orchard or farm. The process is not limited to just these two steps. There are many more steps too.
The third step allows the fumigant to entirely fill up the enclosed space and kill every kind of pests present there. In the last step, the area is allowed to be ventilated with fresh air as well as sunlight. This is done to ensure that no trace of the gas or chemical that is used in the process, is left behind.
After the completion of the process, further inspection is done and then declarations regarding the 'pest free' status of the area take place.