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  • Potato Weekly - 18 October 2019

    Lifting progress is varied, for those on lighter land lifting has resumed after a few days of dry weather. There are significant worries for those with crop still in the ground in areas which...

  • Potato Weekly - 11 October 2019

    Lifting continued where the weather permitted, with many lifting on lighter soils throughout the week. The North-West continued to have major difficulties, with wet soils hampering attempts to get...

  • Potato Weekly - 04 October 2019

    Scattered heavy rainfall hampered lifting across the UK this week. Those on lighter soils were able to make progress midway through the week. With further rainfall forecast in many areas over the...

  • Potato Weekly - 27 September 2019

    Plans to lift into store have been delayed this week by heavy rainfall across GB. In some regions this has temporarily tightened supplies, with growers unable to get the crop out of the ground....

  • Potato Weekly - 20 September 2019

    Domestic demand remained steady with packers and processors focussing on contracted material leaving minimal room for free-buy trade. Lifting into store started in England. There are reports...

  • <span><a href="/publications/sprout-suppression-best-practice-19-20-storage-season">Sprout suppression best practice for the 19-20 storage season</a></span>

    Sprout suppression best practice for the 19-20 storage season

    Despite another challenging growing season, potato lifting is off to a steady start in many parts of the country and some of you will have already started loading stores. There is considerable...

  • <span><a href="/publications/controlling-sprouting-cipc-alternatives-better-together">Controlling sprouting with CIPC alternatives: better together?</a></span>

    Controlling sprouting with CIPC alternatives: better together?

    Scientists at Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research have been undertaking research trials on representative processing and fresh-pack potatoes to test the efficacy of alternatives to CIPC for sprout...

  • <span><a href="/publications/cipc-shown-persist-concrete-flooring-potato-stores">CIPC shown to persist in concrete flooring of potato stores</a></span>

    CIPC shown to persist in concrete flooring of potato stores

    For the past 50 years or so, sprout suppression in the UK has relied on chlorpropham (CIPC). One of the problematic aspects of the sprout suppressant is that application leaves behind residues for...

  • Potato Weekly - 13 September 2019

    Domestic demand has remained subdued for free-buy material with main crop contracts now beginning. There are expectations that the market will tighten as supplies are lifted into stores....

  • NEPG estimates upcoming potato harvest on almost 5 years average level

    The NEPG (North-Western European Potato Growers) estimates the forecasted potato harvest 2019 between 27 and 27,3 million tons for the 5 leading potato countries.   Read the full press...

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