New technologies in date palm production and drying dates

Presented by Dr Mohamed Ben Salah, Date Palm Specialist and Coordinator of the Development of Sustainable Production Systems for Date Palms in the Arabian Gulf project

The Development of Sustainable Date Palm Production systems, aims to use proper agro-management techniques, and to develop proper post-harvest techniques to reduce losses, and improve marketing.

Two new technologies developed within the “development of date palm in GCC countries project" on date palm field operations cultivation and post-harvest dates, will be presented:

  • The liquid pollination is a technologic package performing the extraction, drying and storage of pollen giving the highest pollen viability and germination and to facilitate pollination and maintain good level fruit set. 
  • Drying dates using polycarbonate houses improve the date’s quality and reduce the loss especially in coastal zones.

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