Disease Haunts your Potato Storage
October 31, 2018
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.
Maximizing Sweet Potato Duration in Storage
September 28, 2018
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.
Make sure your spuds are ready to roll into storage with a Jet-Ag® or FruitGardTM treatment
August 24, 2018
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.
Temperature, humidity, and air movement: the key factors to successful storage and preventing common potato diseases
July 31, 2018
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.
Post-Harvest Treatments for Effective Storage Protection
November 16, 2017
Jet-Ag® and FruitGard™ are two excellent treatment options for your post-harvest storage protection. When your spuds are harvested and headed to storage, storage protection is top of mind for growers. IVI offers the expertise to help you decide what treatment option is best for your situation. Both Jet-Ag® and FruitGard™ offer common advantages, as well […]