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    Green Potatoes

    If you thought the making of chips and French fries was simple…

    I have the privilege of putting in lighting at a load out area for the shipment of potatoes for your snack food eating pleasure. We will be increasing the lighting level anywhere from 3 to 10 times what it was. I was informed today that the areas where potatoes sit for a few days at a time prior to shipment need to have less lighting to prevent them from turning green. I guess you guys don’t like green chips. Easy enough to switch the fixtures from 2, 4, or 6 lamp as needed but I was wondering if anyone knew just what color(s) of the spectrum causes this problem. Would a change in the lamp color lessen the problem?

    CurrentIy, I see a phone call to my Sylvania rep in the future.
    Tom
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    Here is a neat artilce related to your problem.

    http://elkhorn.unl.edu/epublic/archive/g1437/build/
    Ron

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    It is not unusual for grocers to cover potatoes at night to prolong the shelf life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron View Post
    Here is a neat artilce related to your problem.

    http://elkhorn.unl.edu/epublic/archive/g1437/build/
    Perfect. Could not have asked for better.
    Tom
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