How to support potato storage for future demands

How to support potato storage for future demands

Safeguarding potatoes while storing them for months is challenging. During storage it’s necessary to keep up the quality and hold back the sprouting as long as necessary and prevent tuber diseases and pests to develop.

In addition to storing conditions, crop protection products and sprout inhibitors are used. Potato producers are still looking for new developments to support these demands. Before registration and market introduction the products and technology need to be tested in conditions comparable with those in commercial storage facilities.

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The business unit Applied Arable & Vegetable Research of Wageningen University & Research offers a wide range of excellent potato storage trial facilities on four locations.

  • Nagele (De Eest)
    Bulk storage: forced ventilation with ambient air (32 bins)
    Application techniques: Cyclomatic, Swingfog, Potatofog
  • Westmaas
    Bulk storage: forced ventilation with refrigerated (4 bins)
    Box storage forced ventilation with refrigerated (6 bins)
    Application techniques: Cyclomatic, Swingfog
  • Lelystad
    Box storage forced ventilation with refrigerated (6 bins; CIPC free)
    Application techniques: Cylcomatic
  • Valthermond
    Box storage horizontal suction system with ambient air (4 bins; CIPC free)
    Application techniques: Cyclomatic

We support the trials with dedicated experts to make the trials successful. We can be your certified research partner for all kinds of tests for efficacy of sprout inhibitors, sprout growth regulators and fungicides controlling storage diseases (for registration). And tests with various technologies in potato storage.