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Best Practice

30 September 2016

Storage management

Sprout suppression

Industry best practice information for the use of CIPC is carried at BeCIPCcompliant

Data from AHDB-funded research has shown that significant gains in airflow circulation (as much as 200%) are achieved through the fitment of air divider curtains or open suction plenums in overhead throw stores. Where positive ventilation is available, eg through a letterbox or Aspire-type suction system, these should always be used. CIPC legislation will require the mandatory use of 'active recirculation' during application from July 2017. A guidance document collating the results of AHDB research will be available early in the new year. In the meantime, to discuss any of the findings of the Sutton Bridge team, please call our advice line on 0800 02 82 111.

A forum was held in 2015 at York Racecourse to discuss the way forward on sprout suppressant usage. This included presentations by Professor Nora Olsen, a storage expert from the University of Idaho, USA; Steve Billings, Chair of the PPA Technical Committee; Ian Finlayson of Practical Solutions International and Dr Mike Storey, Head of R&D at AHDB Potatoes.


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