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Potato Storage Insight to host participative course for potato growers and store managers

Potato Storage Insight (PSI) in the UK will be running a two-day, residential Potato Store Managers’ Course on 15/16 March 2022 at Retford, Nottinghamshire.

“This is a participative course for growers and store managers who are involved in the day-to-day management of potato stores,” says PSI Director, Adrian Cunnington. “The course follows a format that’s tried and tested by the tutors and will include talks, group discussions and practical interactive sessions, focusing on all aspects of potato storage.”

Adrian notes that there will be opportunity for delegates to raise specific concerns and for these to be addressed during the course on a 1:1 or group basis.

Areas covered

  • Store management principles
  • Storage buildings and control systems
  • Basic physiology for storage
  • Store monitoring
  • Store hygiene and disease control
  • Maintaining skin finish for pre‑packing
  • Drying, wound healing & pull-down
  • Managing processing crop quality
  • Sprout suppression options post-CIPC
  • Seed store management
  • Ethylene management
  • Store loading strategies
  • Practical store operation
  • Store ventilation
  • Quality control and protocols
  • Condensation control
  • Energy efficiency
  • Health & safety

Early bird registration

Mr Cunnington points out that delegate numbers are limited to 20*, so early application is recommended. Early bird fees are £455 + VAT for residential places, and £390 + VAT non-residential.

More information here.

Source: Potato Storage Insight Ltd
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