The blossom season looked beautiful and the new season almonds are already developing nicely. At the recent ABA conference there was a lot of talk about orchard hygiene being the most important aspect of keeping pests out of the orchard and improving the final quality of the kernels. Laragon is also committed to improved kernel quality. Insect control has been […]
Laragon finished 24 hour processing mid July this year, which is really pleasing. The 2014 crop processed at a reasonably quick pace which avoided long drawn out storage for our almond growers. Whilst most growers were a little down on expected tonnages, the quality we saw at Laragon was reasonably good.
Capital planning for 2015 Planning has started for the 2015 season and projects include the installation of a Pre Hulling Deck to help remove loose hull prior to hulling and shelling. This should help improve throughput and quality. Another project will be to extend our shed roof area to cover our loading bay for finished goods dispatch. The area will […]
The 2014 season started swiftly. February rain events stalled harvest for orchards, however Laragon was up and running at full steam by the 3rd of March and we haven’t looked back. Production has been chuffing along as fast as the plant has ever run, particularly when we receive clean & dry field almonds. April rains have certainly slowed things down. […]