During these days, we are carring out the last garlic task for this campaign: we delivery the garlic to the cooperative where it will be sorted, cleaned and sold. This task is easy because we don't have to do anything, only we have to carry them. Employees of the cooperative do the rest.
Purple garlic are put into two hoppers of the classifier machine. This machinery classify about 900 bins per day (it works 16 hours/day). At the same time, some workers look at garlic with problems called "destrio" (they are garlics that are broken, with any problem about cutting, with any disease,...). The weight of this kind of garlic is deducted from the farmer's total amount because they have different sale even some will not be able to be sold.
Purple garlic is classified into five categories according to its diameter:
When the palot is removed from the classifier machine, a traceability sticker is fixed on it. This traceability sticker has a bar-code which specifies the partner number's garlic, field where garlic was sowed, garlic kind, size, entry date,...
Finally, we have to prepare our seeds for the next campaign, which is going to be soon in December... until then, we can rest on this crop that generates a lot of work.
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