Storage

A look at financing options for potato storage structures

The retail potato market remains hot, according to a recent news release from Potatoes USA, based on its annual sales and utilization study on potato ... READ MORE »

Cost of keeping potatoes cool in storage going up due to rising temps

Five years ago, Ruth and Nick Ploeg invested in a new chiller, as they found they were storing potatoes well later and later each year. The chiller pr... READ MORE »

Spudman presenting SpudWeek webinar series Aug. 10-12

Spudman is hosting a three-part webinar series the second week of August — named SpudWeek — that will dive into topics affecting potato growers. ... READ MORE »

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... READ 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 ... READ 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... READ 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... READ 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... READ MORE »

GroupAg Forte Humidifiers

Idaho-based GroupAg now offering Forte Humidifiers

GroupAg, based in Rexburg, Idaho, is now offering Forte Humidifiers and misters to service the potato industry. The units have been designed to produc... READ MORE »

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P-Pod system could advance storage monitoring of potatoes

For both fresh and processed potato sectors the industry relies on storage for several months. Losses during storage are high, with estimated storage ... READ MORE »


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