Potato store© Tim Scrivener
Storing potatoes is one of the most energy-intensive activities in agriculture. The Potato Council estimates electricity costs account for £3-9/t, depending on the crop type and length of storage. While modern stores are more energy efficient, there are many ageing stores that waste considerable amounts of energy, says Adrian Cunnington, head of the Potato Council’s Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research (SBCSR) facility. See also: Make energy go further on arable farms “Electricity costs will be inherently higher for the fresh market […]