Spud Smart’s 10 Most Innovative Products — Rite Weight


In this video interview with Greentronics’ Bill Menkveld, Spud Smart editor Ashley Robinson talks with him about Rite Weight, which was named one of Spud Smart’s 10 most innovative products.

Before potato seed hits the field, it needs a seed treatment, but setting the application rate to evenly coat potato seed isn’t easy. This is where Rite Weight from Greentronics comes into play.

By installing the Rite Weight scale on the conveyor ahead of the treater, it can output a signal proportional to the flow rate over the scale. With this connected, the pump will apply chemical according to the flow rate measured by the scale. It offers greater uniformity in chemical application and reduced waste/cost.

The scale can also be used during the fall to apply storage chemicals. It can help with inventory tracking, field and variety totals recording, and mapping of storages.

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Ashley Robinson was raised on a mixed cattle and grain farm in southwestern Manitoba. She attended the University of Regina where she studied journalism. Following university, she has spent the better part of the past decade writing about agriculture in publications across Canada and internationally. Robinson’s agriculture writing has covered topics from rural issues to commodity markets. Since joining Seed World Group her work has focused on covering all aspects of the Canadian potato industry from planting to farm management, and agriculture in Alberta focusing on how the seed industry connects to farmer’s daily lives.