The storage is full

Our storages are now full and we have even filled the driveways. The storing period has been good this year and shows signs of a good harvest. Our yield is actually approx. 5% higher than in a normal season. This year we have many potatoes stored at our farmers, because we no longer have enough storing capacity.

Storing 2020

A clean storage box that is ready to be filled with potatoes

It is now time for storing. We have started storing organic and conventional potatoes. Everyone is working hard in order to get as much as possible in our storages before the temperature gets too low and the rain arrives.

Potatoes are now stored

This year we have used a lot of ressources on cleaning our storage, because CIPC has been forbidden. We are still waiting for a permission to apply a new solution. It is very frustrating that we have started storing, without knowing if it is possible to keep them in storage until next summer.

Sampling

Every year we have a very busy period to ensure that we have knowledge about quality and yield on our contract areas. This knowledge is very important and basic, in order to get the potatoes disposed as good as possible within the season.

The past few weeks our agro department has visited most of our growers and collected samples from all the fields. It has resulted in a big amount of samples, which the quality department have analyzed.
The picture shows samples from a regular day in the field, so they are quite busy at the moment.

New season

We enjoy that we have started a new season, where we have had German Lady Rosetta until August, where we now have all Danish potatoes.

Our agro team is currently driving to the fields and is taking samples. They are currently happy about their observations.

A loaded truck with Lady Rosetta ready for departure.

The organic trial field

Our agro department often visits our trial fields. Their latest report of the organic trial field is that there is a big difference between the different varieties that we have in trial. As seen on the pictures below, some varieties are dead from mold while others are looking really good and does not have any mold. We will watch the field closely and we are excited to see the final results of our trial.

Course about potatoes for all employees

Thorsens Chipskartofler had a course about potatoes yesterday for all employees. This included a trip to different potato fields, where Torben from our agro department explained about the different varieties and diseases. We saw crisp potatoes, peeling potatoes and organic potatoes. After the trip to the fields there was a presentation about the physiology of the potato. The day was exciting for everyone and both new and old employees got more knowledge.

Torben explains about the different varieties. On the picture above is Lady Britta, Lady Rosetta and Kiebitz.

Trip to Germany

In week 25 we took a trip to Germany to visit our German colleges in Thorsens Chipskartofler GmbH and meet up with our partner RWG. Besides this we also got to see our contract areas, which currently is looking really good as you can see in the pictures.

The varieties on the pictures are among others Lady Claire, Lady Britta and Lady Rosetta.

Lady Rosetta which we have used in the production the last week.

Staff event

Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S’ employees and partners were on a company event Friday the 26th of June.

The party committee had arranged a stay at Borbjerg Mølle Inn, where we had a great dinner and a good time together.

It was a nice stay which also included a little boat trip.

The mood was good and the laughs were many when the boats hit the water.

Storing 2019

For the last 14 days we have stored organic peeling and french frie potatoes, it has been difficult this year with the sometimes inclement weather we have had.

Yesterday we started storing conventional crisping potatoes and the first Lady Claire was put in the bulk store.

We eagerly follow the breeders on the harvesters around Denmark and wish them a good harvest season, and hope for some good potato weather.

Herningegnens LandboUngdom visit Thorsens Chipskartofler

 

Monday 11 September in March 2019, Thorsen’s Chipskartofler was host to the Herningegnens LandboUngdom. There were approximately 100 interested participants, who were given a tour of production and stock as well as in the new hall from 2018 to the production and stock of organic potatoes. After the tour, Erik Bech Thorsen presented the company’s background, idea and concept. There were many good questions from the very interested participants, who might one day become future suppliers to Thorsens Chipskartofler.

Thank you for your visit.