Love your spuds: Mash ‘em
December 12, 2018
Potatoes. Spuds. Tubers. No matter how you slice ’em—or mash, dice, or grate ’em—that bit of prep is worth the delicious results! For this post we‘re focusing on perhaps one of the most beloved side dishes of all time…the mashed potato. Easy, filling, and delicious, you just can’t go wrong serving up a scoop of this creamy concoction.
Love your spuds: Bake ‘em
November 30, 2018
Potatoes. Spuds. Tubers. No matter how you slice ’em—or mash, dice, or grate ’em—that bit of prep is worth the delicious results! And when you love spuds, these dishes really deliver. What better way to show your loved ones you care than serving up delicious and nutritious fare?
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.
We salute growers this 4th of July
July 3, 2018
We salute growers! Our control panels for growers’ stored potatoes are built on trust. Our Imperium and Centurion control panels are engineered and manufactured in America, all under one roof. High-quality materials and meticulous, innovative engineering provides a control system growers rely on, around the clock. Our relationships with growers are also built on trust. […]
Controlling relative humidity conditions for stored potatoes
May 1, 2018
Controlling relative humidity (RH) is fundamental for successful potato storage Ready to work with us?Still have questions?Contact Us For a couch potato, weight loss can be a desirable goal. For a stored potato, weight loss must be avoided! Weight loss, or shrinkage, can be minimized during the course of storage by achieving the most ideal […]
IVI’s Imperium Control Panel—American Made Excellence
March 28, 2018
IVI’S Imperium Storage Control Panel is made in America. We are proud of that. So why does that matter to potato growers, or other growers of root crops, such as onions and sweet potatoes? If you are a grower on American soil, you would likely welcome a product made in your country, maybe out of […]
IVI Offers a Complete System for Sweet Potato Storage
February 21, 2018
The keys to optimal Sweet Potato Storage Ready to work with IVI for a custom sweet potato storage solution?Still have questions?Contact Jeff Root crop growers have long relied on Industrial Ventilation, Inc. (IVI) for their expertise and proven products in storage of Irish potatoes and onions. That same knowledge and system of products and treatments […]