1. Technical excursion in Dobrogea Region

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Important note:
The Post Symposium Tours will start on Friday, the 7th of July 2017 and end on Monday, the 10th of July 2017.
On Monday, the 10th of July 2017, the participants will be back in Bucharest by afternoon.

The tour will be composed of visits to the following locations:

  • Comly Însurăței
  • Constanța Fruit Research and Development Station
  • Danube Delta

Comly Însurăței

The Comly S.R.L. production site is located in the Lacu Rezii area, at 5 km from the town of Însurăței, in Brăila County.

Production area:
The fruit tree farm spans over approximately 200 ha. The super-intensive plantation covers almost 90 ha of the total area. Here, fruit planting material is of the latest generation, imported from Italy and Netherlands. The know-how is ensured by specialists from Italy and Netherlands.

Processing equipment:

  • Self-propelled platforms with pneumatic shears, which allow an increased tree cutting speed, operation performed 6-8 months a year. During the rest of the year they are used to spread and roll the hail net and in fruit harvesting – apples, cherries, plums, peaches and apricots
  • Darwin blossom thinner – used in a year first on apricot and peach trees and then on apple trees. The operation is monitored and carefully performed, resulting high quality fruits;
  • Darwin blossom shaker
  • Ero pruner
  • The sorting system leads to an increased yield in fruit packaging at Lacu Rezii. Thus, apricots, plums, apples and peaches are sorted according to size, weight and color in due time. With the sorting system, fruits easily find their way into the package socket. Depending on client requests, fruit can be packed in a beneficiary’s packaging or in the “Lacu Rezii”- branded packaging. The fruit tree farm at “Lacu Rezii” has adapted to market demands. The sorting system packs the fruits in same-weight crates, at a crate weight as requested by the client. For example, if a client wishes to buy 200 g apples and a crate has to have a laden weight of 4 kg, then a crate will contain 20 apples.
  • The fully automated cold storage warehouse is of Dutch design. The warehouse is absolutely necessary to keep fruits in optimum conditions until their delivery to a beneficiary.

Fruit delivery:

Depending on the annual strategy of supermarkets, “Lacu Rezii” delivers fruit in customized packaging, adapted to colour trends, applied to both crate and sockets. Most fruits from “Lacu Rezii” are exported to Netherlands and Russia. “Lacu Rezii” fruits are also delivered in Romania, to most supermarkets and to the Wholesale Market. Three regions are thus serviced:

Iaşi, Suceava, Târgu Mureş, Cluj Napoca;
Craiova, Slatina, Piteşti;
Bucureşti

Fertilization. Phytosanitary treatments. Irrigation.

The entire fertilization process is computerized. Thus we can control the quantity of water delivered through the drip irrigation system, the pH and the electrical conductivity of water. An important area of the fruit plantation is included in a hail and UV protected system. The quality of “Lacu Rezii” fruit is absolute. Real taste and physical appearance are the main assets of the “Lacu Rezii” brand. The name, logo and slogan are registered with the State Office for Inventions and Trademarks, OSIM. The company is certified with the Agro Management System by GLOBAL GAP.

Constanța Fruit Research and Development Station

 

Constanța Fruit Research and Development Station - Photo gallery

 

Dobrogea Region

Dobrogea is a windy region once known for its windmills. About 85–90% of all days experience some kind of wind, which usually comes from the north or northeast. The average wind speed is about twice higher than the average in Bulgaria. Due to the limited precipitation and the proximity to the sea, rivers in Dobrogea are usually short and with low discharge. However, the region has a number of shallow seaside lakes with brackish water.

Dobrogea region is home to the Danube Delta, a 2,200-square- mile wildlife reserve designated by UNESCO as a "Reservation of the Biosphere;" the ancient port city of Constanța, and the seaside resorts stretching along Romania's 152-mile Black Sea coast. From the port city of Tulcea, day cruises through the Delta's waterways give travelers a glimpse of the abundant wildlife and the traditional fishing villages. Floating reed islands, sand dunes and waterways offer shelter to over 300 species of birds, countless fish and 1,150 species of plants.

Climate: Torrid summers, relatively chilly winters, and little precipitation.

The cuisine of Dobrogea, mainly based on fish, as the region is close to the Black Sea, the Delta and the Danube River, is a mix of Romanian, Greek, Turkish, Tartar and Bulgarian flavors and receipies. One of the traditional dishes of the region is the Tripe Soup. To make this delicious soup, beef tripe is mixed with carrots, onions, pepper and garlic. It is flavored afterwards with vinegar or sour cream.

The most popular dish in the Danube Delta is the Fisherman's Soup.  In a big cast-iron kettle, water is brought to a boil with vegetables and some 10 to 15 species of small fish. The liquid is then strained and the small fish discarded. Big chunks of sturgeon, carp or pike are then boiled in the broth. The fish soup makes two dishes: first, the broth is served with a wooden spoon and then the big chunks of fish are sprinkled with chili pepper or garlic. Afterwards, Saramura, prepared from big chunks of carp broiled on the stove or on a spit, is served with polenta and garlic sauce.

An entire collection of archeological objects and inscriptions speak of the importance of wine growing in the life of the ancient cities along the Romanian shore of the Black Sea.

The Danube Delta

The landscapes of Dobrogea

 

Full trip itinerary

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