News on Potato Storage from United Kingdom
Restrain appoints Benedikt Cramer as new Managing Director
September 18, 2023Restrain, the world’s leading provider of ethylene-based sprout control solutions, has announced the appointment of Dr. Benedikt Cramer as its new Managing Director, while current MD Dirk Garos will take up the new role of Strategic Director.
Potato partners secure GBP 2 million investment funding to sustain the future of potato growing.
August 26, 2022The Net Zero Hectare project has secured GBP 2.06 million (about USD 2.36 million) in funding acquired from The Farming Innovation Programme, run by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in cooperation with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
New Logo and Corporate Identity For Farm Electronics
April 29, 2022It’s now six years since Farm Electronics became a subsidiary of the Dutch Tolsma Grisnich Group. Both Tolsma Grisnich and Farm Electronics brands have their 'specific' UK or European potato.
Save energy costs in potato storage with a CO2 extractor
April 09, 2022The skyrocketing energy prices in 2022 are a huge challenge for potato growers. After all, ensuring good storage conditions in storage areas with the aid of fans and cooling installations costs a lot of electricity.
Restrain Carbon dioxide extractor for storages creates a buzz at potato event
December 22, 2021With an innovation award under its belt and a new technical expert on the payroll, sprout inhibition developer Restrain was a popular participant at the 2021 British Potato Industry Event in Harrogate.
UK: High levels of weight loss and compression damage in potato storage
May 23, 2021This season AHDB (United Kingdom) is receiving a lot of reports of high levels of softening, dehydration and compression damage from potato store managers.
AHDB winding down horticulture and potatoes operations after farmers vote down levy continuation
May 18, 2021AHDB has announced it is winding down significant activities on behalf of the horticulture and potatoes sectors. While awaiting a decision on the future by Ministers in England, Scotland and Wales, AHDB wants to reassure levy payers their views have been heard.
AHDB coordinates potato sprout suppression position paper
April 23, 2021The British potato industry remains in a state of great uncertainty and at significant risk of crop wastage and economic failure as a result of minimal progress on the availability of suitable sprout suppression chemistry.
Storing potatoes long-term: ambient (outside air) vs refrigeration
March 31, 2021Storing potatoes long-term is challenging, especially so if you rely on ambient ventilation. In the UK it is seldom possible to hold crops at optimum temperature in ambient stores beyond early May. Can refrigeration help?
Voting Report on AHDB Potato ballot is with Ministers. A majority voted against continuation of a levy.
March 27, 2021A ballot to decide the future of the AHDB Potato levy has concluded and the voting report has been passed to Ministers for a decision on what happens next.