THE FOLLOWING ARE THE COUNTRIES, WHERE HCG's CUSTOMERS RECEIVE THEIR FLOWERS
We provide the following services.
01Quality ControlsQuality Control in farms (Ecuador – Colombia) Quality Control in cargo agencies (Ecuador – USA) Shipment Control on Plains and Ships Quality controls to verify arrival status of the flower (USA)
02Technical EvaluationsVariety behavior in each market Packaging evaluation per variety and market Vase life Evaluation of weight / volume Evaluation of supplies Evaluation of agrochemical efficiency
03Consulting ServicesConsulting in post harvest rooms Packaging systems consulting Process design, based on times and movements Cut points training according to each market Internal management systems evaluation Cost vs. benefit evaluation in post harvest Implementation of quality committees
04Quality RankingHigh control Group offer a new service so you can know the quality of your farm compared to the competition’s farm quality. You will receive monthly data with flower quality technical evaluation, which will be of great help for the implementation of a quality improvement plan.
New Laboratory Analysis service
We enable newIt is performed by the water-matrix method, total coliforms will be counted. This analysis will be used in the postharvest area, it is useful to detect the bacteria found in the pre-cold and cold room solution.
Two samples are needed for this test: one initial (in the moment of solution preparation) and one at the end (rotation of the solution). Both samples taken in pre-cold and cold room to detect the bacterial level of the solution.
This analysis should be carried out at least once a month, for the bacterial level control, since it influences directly the vase lifetime of the flower.
This analysis is carried out to detect the efficiency of chemical products against diseases, especially against botrytis (botrytis cinerea sp).
To carry out this test, a native strain is obtained previously from the farm or the understudied area. The strain of botrytis will be obtained by leaving Petri dishes with specific nutriculture medium for fungi (PDA), in the cold room, for 10 to 12 hours, where the labors have stopped. After that time, those dishes will be sealed to incubate and obtain the strain of botrytis. Other way – is by wet button camera on the farm.
This analysis must be carried out at least every 3 months in order to monitor the used products, and while rotating products between crops and post-harvest.
This test is complementary to the botrytis control (botrytis cinerea sp). In the environment, there is presence of spores and it is a source for pollution in the cold room area. The cold room diffusers are a source of spores and they increase the incidence of botrytis on the flower.
With this test, it is possible to detect the presence of fungal spores (especially of botrytis) and analyze the effectiveness of controls that the farm may be carrying out already with fumigations (fumiespore, exotermil), nebulizations, etc. The distribution of petrí dishes in cold room will be minimum every 100 m2 between each dish.
This test must be carried out at least twice a month during the winter and once a month in summer.