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A crop-dryer of lO-tonnes (or 10,000 FBM) capacity has been constructed for the Barbados Agricultural Development Corporation at their Spencer's Estate, based on the ABRICO Controlled Solar Drying concept. The project was a joint effort of BADC and the Canadian International Development Agency. The dryer will be used as a deeonstration and production facility by BADC. Crops to be dried include peanuts, onions, cassava and cotton-seed. This paper describes the construction and operation of the dryer and includes a discussion of the economics of drying.

Keywords: Solar drying ; vegetable crops

Subject(s): Crop Production/Industries

Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies

Issue Date: Aug 23 1987

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

Language: English

Total Pages: 6

Record appears in: Caribbean Food Crops Society > 23rd Annual Meeting, August 23-28, 1987, St. John's, Antigua





Author: Krenz, F.H.

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/260402?ln=en







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