Potato bruising can normally take up to 3 days to show, which can mean that harvested crop goes into store or for processing without bruise and damage levels being monitored.
The resulting rejections or downgrading can prove costly.
The Martin Lishman range of potato hot boxes will indicate bruise levels in less than 12 hours.
This can help considerably in the fight to reduce bruising losses by highlighting the crops most at risk from harvesting and grading damage.
Problems can be identified before potatoes go into store to ensure the maximum saleable yield.
In addition to bruise assessment, loads can be monitored for the presence of rots and diseases by recreating the optimum humidity and temperature conditions and incubation period for them to occur.