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  • <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...

  • Potato Weekly - 06 September 2019

    Domestic demand for free-buy supplies remains limited, with most movement taking place under contract. Yields are generally described as “good to average but not exceptional”. There remains some...

  • Potato Weekly - 30 August 2019

    Domestic free-buy movement was reported as “limited” this week, with the majority of packhouses and processors using mostly contracted material. Quality remains good for the most part. There...

  • Potato Weekly - 23 August 2019

    Favourable weather has dried waterlogged fields well. Combining however, has taken priority over potato lifting for many. Reports suggest quality has held but in the regions that experienced...

  • Potato Weekly - 16 August 2019

    Lifting has been hindered for some regions, due to the wet weather. The North West has been the worst hit with some fields now lying in water. Quality is reported as good this week, but the wet...

  • Potato Weekly - 09 August 2019

    For most, lifting continued at a decent pace. Quality remains good, though cases of blackleg continue to be reported. Wet weather in the North West has delayed lifting and hindered fieldwork....

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