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November 9, 2021

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With climate factors like record heat, growers take steps for what they can control, from harvest to storage.

Farmers often face unpredictable factors with climate and climate shifts, like this year’s record heat, impact the growing season.

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October 31, 2018

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Disease Haunts your Potato Storage

As a grower you know that the threat of disease in potato storage is real. Your spuds can look healthy going in, but some signs of disease are not apparent to the naked eye. Or, signs of decay and rot may be missed.

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Sweet Potatoes in wooden storage box

September 28, 2018

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Maximizing Sweet Potato Duration in Storage

Successful sweet potatoes storage is paramount to growers. Upon harvesting, initial storage temperature typically ranges from 12 to 15°C (54 to 59°F). For five to ten days, sweet potatoes are in most cases exposed to temperatures between 26 and 29°C (79 and 84°F). This allows the starch to convert to sugar, allowing the sweet aroma to develop. These optimum conditions make it possible to maximize the net results of the harvested crop—allowing up to twelve months in maintaining a high, consistent quality.

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Potatoes rolling on a conveyor belt into storage

August 24, 2018

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Make sure your spuds are ready to roll into storage with a Jet-Ag® or FruitGardTM treatment

You’re a potato grower. You did everything in your power to make sure your spuds came out of the ground in perfect condition. You likely were nervous more than a few times thanks to things out of your control, courtesy of Mother Nature. Let’s say you also see no sign of decay or disease as your harvested spuds are moved into storage. And, your storage housing is perfectly prepared, with temperature, air movement and other factors monitored. Do you need an application of a protective, chemical treatment, such as Jet-Ag? Based upon our experience working with growers year after year, the answering is a resounding yes.

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Illustration of the IVI Thermadoor, Prop Fan, Humidicall and potato pile.

July 31, 2018

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Temperature, humidity, and air movement: the key factors to successful storage and preventing common potato diseases

The two critical environmental factors involved in properly storing potatoes and preventing common potato diseases are temperature and humidity. Adequate and unrestricted air movement is also necessary to maintain constant temperature and humidity throughout the storage pile—and to prevent excessive shrinkage from moisture loss and decay.

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November 16, 2017

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Post-Harvest Treatments for Effective Storage Protection

When your spuds are harvested and storage protection is top of mind, IVI offers the expertise on treatment options for your situation.

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