Keeping spuds until June with smart storage
“Potatoes can now easily be stored until June”, says Chris Lee of PJ Lee & Sons Ely about the new OmniCuro system form Omnivent that Highflyer Farms has installed to improve storage. The farm is one of the largest individual potato producers in the UK, serving chip shops the length and breadth of the country.
Omnivent was one of the presenters at the Post-Harvest Storage Pollinator, held at Sutton Bridge.
The season for agricultural trade shows, open days, field walks, demonstration farm visits, technical seminars, and other industry events is at its peak right now, offering a wealth of opportunities for farmers to see best practice in action. But how can we speed up the process by which best practice becomes common practice, and what are the barriers to be overcome?It is widely hoped that innovation is the key to tackling this gap
As we outlined in our report last year, From Grass Roots to Blue Skies, there is a major productivity gap between the best-performing farms and the rest. While soil type, weather and other factors may play a role, the disparity between the Championship league producers and the farmers struggling to make a living is significant – but potentially addressable.