The PSI Potato Store Managers’ Course is an annual participative course for growers and store managers who are involved in the day-to-day management of potato stores. The course is organised by Potato Storage Insight Ltd in the UK.
The 2023 course will be presented on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 March. It will follow a tried and tested format and will include talks, group discussions and practical interactive sessions, focusing on all aspects of potato storage. 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.
Tutors will include Adrian Cunnington of PSI (pictured) and Glyn Harper, both formerly of Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research.
Areas covered during the course will include:
|Store management principles||Storage buildings and control|
|Basic physiology for storage||Store monitoring|
|Store hygiene/disease control||Maintaining skin finish|
|Drying, curing & pull-down||Managing processing 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 & cost control||Health & safety|
The 2023 course will be held at Weston Hall Hotel, Bulkington, Coventry, Warwickshire. CV12 9RU, close to the M6 and M69 motorways and within a short driving distance of Birmingham airport.
Booking for the 2023 course can now be done (there is a limit on the number of attendees). Go here for more details and to download the booking form.