Saturday, 24 February 2018

 

EU-funded scientists have discovered genetic markers that could allow potatoes to be selected for their ability to be stored at low temperatures, keeping them fresh and avoiding the use of anti-sprouting chemicals, according to a press release from Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS). 

 

Together with the Armenian-Dutch company Agrico, known in the field of potato growing, work is being carried out at the Gyumri (the second largest city in Armenia) breeding station in the direction of developing local seed production.

 

A closed-cell polyurethane foam insulant can be sprayed directly onto the internal surfaces of a potato storage building. Using this method of insulating the facility substantially reduces the risk of damaging potatoes, according to the British Urethane Foam Contractors Association (BUFCA).



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