1,4GROUP strives to lead the Potato Storage Industry worldwide with the best products and application methods for improving sprout control and extending the market quality for longer storage periods. We are continually researching new chemicals and application methods while concurrently developing new application equipment to stay ahead of the competition. We have a highly educated and experienced R&D staff that focuses full time on product and process development. To protect and promote this Intellectual Property, 1,4GROUP has a portfolio of US and international patents and trademarks. These protect our customers from competitor threats and provides them with exclusive competitive technological advantages. Currently, 1,4GROUP has 17 active trademark registrations, 22 patents, and 12 patent pending applications on file. These numbers increase each year as our work continues.

 

Field Research - Staff researchers can conduct on-site tests for clients in their storages. These tests provide solutions to quality maintenance issues for growers and storage managers. We also offer training and seminars on storage management.

 

In-house Research - Our in-house research facility houses six 3-ton storage bins that are used to test dormancy and sprouting issues. Additional storage research is conducted in 55-gallon drums on different potato varieties. Our researchers develop innovative methods to improve application effectiveness and techniques.

 

University Collaboration - On-going studies and testing are done worldwide with major universities on new technology and products for the potato storage industry.