How to Improve Potato Quality Control
Although potatoes are a carbohydrate, they are botanically a vegetable, and subject to all the same quality control methods and challenges of any other vegetable. That means that for growers, marketing companies, wholesalers, and retailers – optimizing potato harvesting and potato quality control is super important. A high quality potato, and that usually means firm potatoes, large potatoes and those without visible or internal potato defects, will boost profits, and help you to keep good relationships with your buyers, no matter where you land on the value chain. However, today’s potato quality control methods are largely manual, non-standardized and limited to what can be seen with the human eye.
That’s where Clarifruit can support your business, using AI and computer vision technology to provide a consistent and accurate quality control process for stakeholders working with potato crops, whether that’s at the farming and growing stages, all the way through to retailers looking to delight the end customer.
Common Defects when Growing & Harvesting Potatoes
The following defects are the ones that are most likely to affect potato quality across the supply chain:
Common Quality Attributes for Growing and Harvesting Potatoes
The following internal and external potato attributes are commonly used for quality evaluation:
For the full list of attributes that the Clarifruit platform currently evaluates and recommended quality standards for each, download our free app now.
The Clarifruit platform also integrates with 3rd-party technology to evaluate external potato attributes. Learn more here.