We are very proud to be working with Storage Control Systems on the development of the P-Pod. This equipment has evolved from the SafePod technology developed to improve long-term low oxygen apple storage.
With its ability to monitor the atmosphere and the respiration of tubers the P-Pod provides an invaluable tool both for carrying out storage trials within research facilities and also to monitor the response of tubers to storage environments within commercial stores. In previous seasons this research programme was carried out as a collaboration between the PQC and our colleagues at Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research (SBCSR). Wtih the closure of Sutton Bridge the work is now being carried out at our Kent facility.
The picture shows a P-Pod in a bulk potato store in the US.