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Potato store management is ‘a complex process,’ says author of new guide for store managers

Related imageA digital version of the Third Edition of the Store Manager’s Guide is now available and can be downloaded as a pdf file from the AHDB Potatoes website in the UK (a print version will be available in autumn 2018). The Guide was written by Adrian Cunnington, Head of Crop Storage Research at Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research. Cunnington writes in the introduction to the Guide that potato storage is a key element of modern-day potato production, looking to fulfill the demands of many markets. “It can be practised successfully, but it must also be acknowledged that storage poses a risk. Its success depends on how well that risk is managed and, ultimately, whether the customer for the crop in question is delivered the quality for which they are prepared to pay.” Store management is a complex process, he says. The 48 page easy-read Guide contains new simplified checklists, updated data and graphs, and links to key tools: storage cost calculator and Farmbench. Download here