Storage

Nora Olsen named 2021 Spudwoman of the Year

Just saying North American potato production has benefited from the efforts of Nora Olsen would be an understatement.  Over the past two-plus deca... more »

Rising temps and potato storage examined by Associated Press

Rising outdoor temperatures are a leading to more energy costs for agriculture producers to keep their crops healthy while in storage. That issue was ... more »

Hazel Technologies gets USDA boost for sprout prevention

Hazel Technologies has announced new USDA funding for a packaging technology that protects the quality of potatoes. The technology may also have appli... more »

Best practice potato storage advice from University of Idaho researchers

Optimal storage practices start in the field and can hinge on a variety of factors and conditions, both with the tubers and inside their storage envir... more »

Potato sprout control in storage a changing landscape

Growing a healthy potato crop and proper loading into storages present only the initial steps to ensure a steady, uninterrupted supply of potatoes thr... more »

More varieties create new challenges for seed growers

In the past few years, growers of seed potatoes in the Netherlands have been investing in new grading techniques, and in doing so, they have demonstra... more »

Van Doren Sales acquires data firm Agjet

Produce handling firm Van Doren Sales (VDS) had announced the acquisition of Agjet. This strategic move brings together the VDS current offering of... more »

Vive Crop Protection fungicide receives rare distinction from McCain Foods

Potato processing giant McCain Foods USA included Xyler FC, a metalaxyl-based fungicide from Vive Crop Protection, in its contracts with Columbia Basi... more »

1,4SIGHT®: Biocontrol for Reduced Bruising

{Sponsored} The storage season offers a plethora of potential challenges for potato growers. These challenges can include shrink, sprouting, bruising... more »

Inside the Potato Industry: Storage

This survey is sponsored by Hansen-Rice. The questions and results were written and compiled by Spudman. More Spudman surveys can be found here... more »


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