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13.573 - Potato Sprouting Prediction

Patent Reference:
Patent Publications WO/2018/055357 and US-2017-0074788-A1

Dr Kate Kemsley and Dr Klaus Wellner
Institute of Food Research (Norwich, UK)

Prediction of sprouting onset in stored potatoes 

A simple and cheap spectroscopic measurement of stored potatoes can predict the onset of sprouting and aid in the management of potato stores.

  • Non-invasive technology
  • Inexpensive instrumentation
  • Simple sampling procedure
  • Identify imminent sprouting days before visible signs
  • Treat stored crops only when needed
  • Minimise chemical residues on stored tubers


Not yet published.

Contact: Dr Martin Stocks

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