Field days are valuable opportunities that Debbane Freres seizes to get in touch with growers, offering them exclusive insights into promising seed varieties with distinguished added value (fruit quality, yield, disease resistance …).
In that context, Debbane Freres welcomed on August 23rd over 120 attendees to its 2022 field day, notably key farmers, exporters, and Engineers, in addition to representatives from the MoA as well as a multitude of NGOs.
The event, hosted in the company’s Experimental Station of Ammiq, shed light on over 300 varieties of determinate tomato, open field and greenhouse cucumber, sweet pepper, hot pepper, watermelon, melon, Squash, and other miscellaneous vegetable crops.
After evaluation and data collection based on a professional technical protocol, a selection of 50 promising varieties (exhibiting good performance and fitting local and export market) was made and includes a number of pre-commercial varieties like Open field Cucumber Caliber, Sweet Pepper Calvin (Blocky type), and Sweet Pepper Yara (Half Long); in addition to commercial varieties, notably Tomato Prince, Melon Shaza, Watermelon Cash, and Onion Borneo.
Throughout the event, the technical team accompanied all attendees on a tour of the field, highlighting the varieties grown, and explaining all technical specs sought after in the market.
The results and observations made, in addition to all feedback collected from the attendees, sets the path for future Demo Trials as Debbane Freres looks forward to working on the selected varieties until the succeeding Field Day.