Season 2022-2023

August 30, 2022

It is again the start to a new production season at the facility with work being conducted in the lab over the past few months now making its way into the polyhouse. Tissue cultures are being planted out to harden off in readiness for transplanting to the larger production pots in the nursery proper. The […]

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Solan News Update – October 2020

October 20, 2020

Solan Re-cladding project completed! It is satisfying to reach completion of the re-cladding project that has been staged over 4 seasons at Solan. This winter saw the final greenhouse tunnel receive its new polycarbonate skin in time for the the start of the 2020-2021 production season. A cellocim polyfilm covered the entire facility serving the […]

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New Wet Wall Air Conditioning System installed!

June 20, 2019

Wet Wall Evaporative Air conditioning System Solan’s facility was originally cooled by 14 individual evaporative air-conditioning units. When looking at the upgrade of this system it was decided to install a solid wet wall construction. 12 months on and after its first summer, the installation has proven to be the right one. Simple in its […]

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Solan Infrastructure Upgrades – Stage 2

The last 18 months have seen some of the most major infrastructure upgrades to Solan’s production system in recent years. Pleasingly, these upgrades have already demonstrated significant benefits with the improved growing conditions within the greenhouses and the quality of the tubers we are producing for our clients. We are also pleased to recognise the […]

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Water Sanitation and Filtration Systems on Greenhouse and Tissue Culture Laboratory

All water that supplied to the greenhouse for irrigation purposes, the air conditioning system and general cleaning is filtered and then sanitized via a Silver Ionization system. This disinfects the water by treating algae, bacteria and other pathogens that can adversely effect the quality of the tubers. Silver ions are produced from the pure silver […]

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Solan Polyhouse Re-skinning Project stage 1 Complete!

August 28, 2017

The winter season has been a busy time as the re-skinning project on the first polyhouse tunnel at Solan is completed. The new Suntuf poly carbonate sheeting has replaced the celloclim plastic and we will be monitoring closely the performance of this throughout the next production season. It is planned the re-skinning will continue as […]

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Have you read the Mini-tuber Production Article included in Potatoes Australia December 2016 Issue?

January 10, 2017

The article provides a brief overview of the process of mini tuber production  to the certified seed industry in Australia!         For the full article go to:                  

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Watch our new video!

May 16, 2016

There are a lot of processes which occur within the Solan site to bring the Australian Potato Seed Industry, Certified Potato Seed. We have now uploaded a short video on Solan produced by Dylan Ellis of  DJ Edits which provides an overview of the work carried out to provide some insight to the facility.   […]

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Review and Update of the National Standard

April 5, 2016

“Hort Innovation has commissioned a project to review and update the National Standard for Certification of Australian Seed Potatoes. The Standard has not been updated since 2007.   If you would like to have input into this review of the National Standard please visit the website where you will find a copy of the […]

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Govenor’s Visit to Nursery – October 2015

March 18, 2016

Solan was very pleased to have the honour of a visit from the Governor of South Australia –  His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AO, accompanied by his wife Mrs Le. His Excellency and Mrs Le were provided with a tour of Solan’s facility commencing with the tissue culture laboratory and finishing with a […]

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