EW Button & Son

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High-tech potato-grading line ups profits for Cornish grower

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Author: Adam Clarke

Vertical: Food

Organizations: EW Button & Son, Tomra, Haith

Another problem caused by the older line relates to packers now wanting more specific size grading, particularly for the Gemson and Jazzy salad varieties the farm grows. They also prefer the crop to be delivered stone free, which is a challenge because of the region’s light loam soils having a relatively high small stone content. With their maincrop varieties, such as Electra, this can be addressed in the field, but it is much more difficult to remove on the harvester when using the narrow 28mm webs that are required for the salad crops.

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