Europe, UK, Ireland, Storage

Battling rising storage costs: The importance of using plenums effectively

Potato Storage Insight’s latest bulletin has advice for dealing with the continuing battle against rising storage costs and a reminder of the forthcoming PSI Potato Store Managers’ Course which is attracting interest from across the country and overseas.

The latest Synopsis bulletin’s technical insight feature has information on the effective use of plenums in box stores (like the one shown above) and the importance of them in optimising air flow to help get the best out of every kilowatt of energy expended over the storage period.

But PSI’s MD Adrian Cunnington says: “Some producers in the UK are having to deal with up to four fold increases in storage energy costs with little or no improvement in returns. It is simply not a sustainable position even for those who are making every effort to get their stores running more efficiently.”

Read more of this content by Adrian Cunnington by subscribing to the Synopsis bulletin at

Store Manager’s Course

Potato Storage Insight 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 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 points out that delegate numbers are limited to 20 persons, 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
Adrian Cunnington
T: 07970 072260
Twitter: @accunnington

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