Restrain Launches Online Potato Storage Training Course
Restrain has recently launched an online training course for the benefit of existing and new customers. According to John Hutchison, Restrain manager in the UK, the Restrain sprout inhibition solution is being applied by more than 1.500 growers and other customers in potato storage facilities, in 38 countries around the world. A total of more than 1.3 million tons of stored potatoes are being treated with the Restrain technology.
Hutchison says that in addition to the cost saving aspect, immediate processing of potatoes treated with the Restrain technology is a further benefit to storage operators and growers. Ethylene gas has the important advantage that treated potatoes can be processed directly from the storage. “This makes Restrain not only a lot cheaper compared to the other alternatives to CIPC, but also more user-friendly,” Hutchison says. “It is our intention to make it as easy as possible for our customers to work with our products.”
After placing an order, Restrain customers can go online and complete an online training course, in which they learn how the Restrain system works, and what storage managers should take into account applying ethylene as a sprout inhibitor. The course is currently available in eight different languages.
The goal of the online training course is to educate and familiarize new and existing customers with the Restrain ethylene concept, as well as Restrain equipment. The training course was specifically designed with potato storage season 2020/2021 in mind.
The training course is broken down into five modules:
– Pre-start phase
– Ethylene treatment
– Storage management
– Safety guidelines
“We are excited about the positive feedback that we’ve received from our customers thus far, and we will no doubt roll it out to as many Restrain users as possible around the world.” Hutchison commented.