Research project focused on ideal transport conditions for potatoes

In the export of potatoes, there are many different ways of setting up reefer containers, and each expert has his own vision. But only a few wonder why a certain set-up is chosen. Agroplant in the Netherlands did ask that question. The answer could not be given in just one sentence. “There are so many discussions about the best set-up for the containers,” says Joris van der Lee from Agroplant. “Everyone has a different opinion about the ideal set-up.” The opinions of various, independent experts were even so far apart that Agroplant started asking: what is actually the correct set up? In collaboration with Leo Lukasse from Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, part of Wageningen University & Research, a research project was launched to look closely at container ventilation. More