Europe, UK, Ireland, Storage

New research facility for potato storage at James Hutton Institute

A new research facility for crop storage has been built at the James Hutton Institute’s Invergowrie site in Scotland, as John Sleigh reports for The Scottish Farmer.

The facility has six units, which each hold four tonnes of crop for testing and research. The building is part of the Crop Storage and Post-harvest Solutions (CSPS) facility network located at three sites in the UK.

It is a partnership between the James Hutton Institute, ADAS, CHAP and the Natural Resources Institute (NRI) at the University of Greenwich. Research into potato storage was dramatically reduced following the industry vote to scrap the potato levy with AHDB and this collaboration hopes to fill that gap.

The facility is currently being tested before it will be used for research and trials and will be managed the Advanced Plant Health Growth Centre.

Source: The Scottish Farmer. Full story here
Photo: Credit The Scottish Farmer

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