Potato storage with humidification in Titz, Germany

30 October, 2017

The Lieven family specializes in long-term storage of potatoes. Since 2005, they have been growing Challenger, Innovator, Markies and Fontane for Lamb Weston. In total, about 11,000 tonnes of potatoes are stored at Lieven's company.
 
Mooij Agro has supplied the storage for drying and storing potatoes in 2 cells, each for 2,150 tons. We have supplied 20 pieces of EC fans, so 4 kW power is available.
 
The amount of air is controlled by the Croptimiz-r storage computer. The Croptimiz-r has a simple touchscreen control via a personalized 3D storage overview. Different settings are individually adjustable for outside air, circulating air, CO2, etc.
 
Mooij Agro has installed a humidifiying pad in one of the two cells. The pads are constantly moistened and the air is passed through these pads. The humidity in the cell is thereby increased and the storage losses are minimized.
 
In the upcoming storage period it is possible to make a comparison between the two cells, that is, between the humidified and non-humidified potatoes. During the storage period, the weight loss in the two cells is monitored by means of a Mooij Weight Watcher.

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