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Life cycle inventory assessment of carrot crops in France
The program AGRIBALYSE® was launched in 2010 by the French environment and energy management Agency (ADEME) to develop a public life cycle inventory database for French agricultural products. Carrot crop was studied at farm gate according to the main growing systems used in the two major production areas (Aquitaine and Lower Normandy). The results obtained for carrot crops are presented and discussed, with a focus on four impact indicators: energy demand, greenhouse gas emissions, acidification and eutrophication. The most impacting practices are the use of N fertilizers, soil fumigation and mechanization. These results represent a step forward to help growers to improve their production systems.
Supply Chain Management and Storage of Carrot 
Madhav, Janagam Venu; Assumi, Ruth; Sethi, Shruti;
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In India, carrot is a cool season crop with Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Assam being the major producing states with an annual production of 350,000 metric tonnes from an area of 24,000 hectare and postharvest loss accounting 7–15% (FAO, 2010). In carrots, mass loss and the occurrence of disease in the root are the principal causes of postharvest loss during bulk storage and commercialization, besides mechanical damage, sprouting and rooting. Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the process of planning, implementing, and controlling the operations of the supply chain with the purpose to satisfy customer requirements as efficiently as possible. SCM spans all movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory and finished produce from point-of-origin to point-of-consumption. To reduce the postharvest losses through supply chain management have been discussed in this review.
Fully automated warehouse system for carrots
The 12m high automated buffer warehouse has a storage capacity of 1,516 bins and a processing capacity of 240 bins per hour.
Verduyn is a family company specialising in processing a variety of fresh vegetables. Within Europe, Verduyn is one of the largest carrot specialists offering a wide range of high quality carrot products.
In order to improve efficiency and safety, Verduyn has opted for an automated logistics solution between the sorters/fillers and the carrot processing line. And all this under high humidity conditions in a WMS controlled warehouse.
The 12 m high automated buffer warehouse by Motus Handling has a storage capacity of 1,516 bins over 4 aisles with double depth storage capacity. 4 stacker cranes can process 240 bins per hour. The buffer warehouse is sited between the sorters/fillers and the processing line. The associated system annexing the warehouse operates in a closed loop system and comprises, amongst others, transit transport systems, double transfer cars, transfer cars with tilter, vertical transport systems, a tipper and a bin washer to clean soiled bins for re-use.
WMS (Warehouse Management System) allows Verduyn to know the exact storage location and weight of any specific type of carrot. In this way, a certain quantity of any type of carrot can be requested for further processing.
This investment allows Verduyn to respond more quickly to the type of end product sought and therefore to improve, at the same time, the safety of staff by the fewer number of forklifts required.