Storage

Storage Quality

When it comes to potato storage there are two things every farmer needs to know. First, no crop, no matter how good it was when harvested, is going to... more »

Storage Evolution

Walt Sparks. His name is synonymous with potato storage. Potato storage systems have come a long way from the days of old A-frame, non-ventilated bui... more »

Keeping it Clean: Sanitary potato storage promotes healthy tubers

You've made major investments in time, labor and inputs to bring in a healthy crop of potatoes. Now the question is: Have you made the necessary inve... more »

Built with Straw

Marcus and Jessie Koenig may have the only large potato storage in the world using straw-bale insulated walls. You'll find them in southwestern Ontar... more »

Inhibitor Alternatives

In the fresh potato market, few things are as unwelcome as a spud that looks like it should be planted rather than eaten. Sprouting may be a natural ... more »

Simplot secures long-term UAN 32 supply

The California Ammonia Company (CALAMCO) has signed a long-term agreement with the J.R. Simplot Co. for development of additional UAN 32 solution stor... more »

Storing Potatoes

Proper storage techniques can reduce disease pressureStorage conditions can be ripe for diseases to develop and devastate potato crops, leading many u... more »

State-of-the-art packing facility opens in southwest Michigan

White Pigeon, Mich., is home to fewer than 2,000 people, but the town in southwest Michigan now boasts a state-of-the-art potato packing facility. Fre... more »

Facility has looked at potato storage issues for more than 20 years

At the University of Idaho's research storage facility in Kimberly, Nora Olsen has been overseeing the best methods of potato storage for almost 10 ye... more »

Seed Size Distribution

A commercial Norkotah grower I was visiting with recently was trying to choose which of three seed lots he should buy for next year. His first thought... more »


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