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New British Potato Technology Company Launch

Target Set Technology Ltd is a new company formed to develop and promote new technologies and services to potato growers.

Due to be launched on stand 412, hall 2, at British Potato 2013, Harrogate, Target Set Technology Ltd is a new joint venture between Standen Engineering Ltd and Target Set Ltd; the new company will be operated by board members from both companies. Bob Sykes, well known for his pioneering role within the potato industry, will play an important part in the company.

2-row SRI™ high pressure SIDE RIDGE INJECTION™ machine in Scotland

2-row SRI™ high pressure SIDE RIDGE INJECTION™ machine in Scotland

New products set to revolutionise the management of potato crops, include tractor mounted Side Ridge Injection™ (SRI™) machines – a system using innovative technologies for injecting the latest generation of chemical and biological materials directly into the side of potato ridges at high pressure for maximum effect.

Target Set SRI™ 2-row machines have been undergoing development and testing in the UK, and a new 6-row hydraulic folding machine will be displayed at British Potato 2013.

Target Set SRI™ facilitates high pressure injection into the potato ridge, directly to the area of greatest benefit; it also allows fine tuning of a mixture of several elements fed from individual on-board tanks.

Tests have demonstrated the potential for:

  • Liquid fertilizer application; SRI™ brings greater control with the potential for increased yields and reduced fertilizer costs. Fertilizer can be applied through the growing season, until leaves touch in the rows
  • Adding bio products
  • Bio control of Potato Cyst Nematodes (PCN)
  • Increased tuber numbers with timed phosphate injection
  • Late application of nitrogen, prior to bulking

Systems can also be fitted to existing potato planters allowing pressure injection of liquid fertilizer and planting in a single pass, replacing fertilizer placement.

Target Set Technology Ltd will continue to offer its comprehensive Precision Field Trials services to growers, covering every aspect of potato trial work.


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