Storage

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Europeans finding storage treatment alternatives with looming loss of CIPC

While the European Commission only recently made its final decision, most UK farmers have long accepted the fact that the regulatory authority is unli... more »

Sprout inhibitor chlorpropham (CIPC) officially banned by European Union

The European Commission will no longer allow the use of sprout inhibitor and herbicide chlorpropham (CIPC) as of Jan. 1, 2020. The European Potato Pr... more »

McCain Foods supplier NewCold opens $90 million facility in Idaho

NewCold, the Netherlands-based specialist in automated cold storage, announced the opening of its $90 million, 180,000-square-foot facility in Burley,... more »

Storage Network designed to help UK growers deal with loss of CIPC

The UK-based Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has launched its new Storage Network, as part of an £800,000 ($1.016 million) fund... more »

Oil-free vacuum pump debuted by Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco’s Industrial Vacuum division has launched the DHS 065-200 VSD+ dry screw vacuum pump. It is designed to offer lower lifecycle costs, hig... more »

Biological sprout inhibitor could stop fungal growth

2017 saw European retailers and potato growers scramble to comply with rules requiring lower rates of the commonly used sprout inhibitor chlorpropham ... more »

NPC recommends hours-of-service flexibility for truck drivers

The National Potato Council has recommended changes to the Hours-of-Service regulations for truck drivers that would provide flexibility for agricultu... more »

Tong launches next generation Fieldloader PRO

Tong Engineering has launched its next generation Fieldloader machine, the Fieldloader PRO. Based on the same principles as Tong’s Fieldloader, w... more »

Calcium’s role in potato quality, production

Calcium plays an important role in the growth and development of plants. Cell membrane health is very crucial to the survival and health of the plant ... more »

New option emerges for rot control in potato storage

Wisconsin spud growers dealt with heavy rainfall and extreme heat at harvest during both of the past two growing seasons, which usually equates to dis... more »


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