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Video: Large-scale potato operation innovates to reduce soil compaction

Image result for Harold Perry: New Planting PracticesPerry Produce is a large-scale irrigated farming operation based in the southern part of the Canadian province of Alberta. The operation produces, amongst others, processing potatoes under contract for McCain and Frito-Lay. The potato division of the operation comprises of 31 center pivot irrigation systems and a year-round storage capacity for 25,000 tonnes of potatoes. The business is managed by fourth generation farmers, brothers Chris and Harold Perry. Chris is also co-founder and President of CKP Farms Ltd. and Grow the Energy Circle Ltd. (GrowTEC), that in recent years commissioned a 633 KW generating capacity anaerobic digester (waste to energy) facility. Perry Produce uses GRIMME and SPUDNIK technology for its potato operations, reducing soil compaction in an innovative way. In the video below, Harold Perry explains the innovative changes his operation made to techniques and equipment in order to minimize unnecessary compaction of the land during the potato planting operation. 

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