Cause: innovation

Cause: innovation

Bote Terpstra grows seed potatoes in the northwestern tip of Friesland. In 2008 he took over the family business with great passion. “I grew that from 45 hectares with 12 hectares of seed potatoes then, to about 200 hectares of land now. Of this, 130 hectares are intended for seed potatoes, 40 hectares are used for onions, and part for other crops or exchange land.” Bote has been using the QualityGrader since January 2022. “I discovered the machine through a colleague. It was exactly what I had been looking for for years. That’s why I immediately ordered two. I am very satisfied with the results and even think it is the biggest revolution for agriculture since the arrival of GPS systems.”

Quote - Bote Terpstra

“The machine stays
sharp all day long,
resulting in a much
more homogeneous
batch.”

“The machine stays
sharp all day long,
resulting in a much
more homogeneous
batch.”

Bote Terpstra
Marrum

Flexibility

“In my shed I have made a setup with Van der Maar and Bijlsma Hercules. I have a network of bunkers, so that I can, for example, sort onions and at the same time scan the quality of seed potatoes. With two different lines I can pass the QualityGrader of Flikweert Vision. I do that during the day, but also at night. I even scan problem batches for third parties, because if there are no workers present I can still continue to run. This solves the problem of manpower shortage. For me, the flexibility is an enormous added value. I am independent of staff and work much more efficiently than before.”

Part of labour saved:

2/3

Processes:
In use since:

2022