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  • Still no decision on CIPC

    Further to our last update in July, there was no significant progress on the European Commission’s proposal for non-renewal of chlorpropham (CIPC) at the latest meeting of the Standing Committee (...

  • November Storage Snippets

    Diquat non-renewal The European Commission has now officially published the regulations concerning the renewal of the desiccant diquat and has decided not to renew its approval, based on concerns...

  • Managing part-full stores

    With yields below expectations, several stores may not be fully filled this year. In the case of there being not enough spuds to fill a large storage unit, there are a number of measures that you can...

  • Keep an eye out for diseases

    Diseases continue to be an issue across the country, with reports coming in of soft rot and pink rot.. There have also been reports of tuber blight, despite a low risk blight season. The high...

  • NEW! Introducing the Sprout Suppression Series

    Ethylene Ethylene is a plant hormone that inhibits sprout elongation once sprouting has naturally initiated. Research has shown that performance varies significantly between varieties, as some are...

  • <span><a href="/publications/storage-snippets">Storage Snippets</a></span>

    Storage Snippets

    Unusual blemish spotted The extremely hot weather this summer has resulted in an unusual blemish showing up for the first time in several years. Golding blotch is associated with very warm growing...

  • <span><a href="/publications/store-improvements-increase-savings">Store improvements increase savings</a></span>

    Store improvements increase savings

    Storage experts from SBCSR and the potato industry contributed to the Storage in Scotland Day recently held in Perth,providing practical tips and advice to growers and agronomists on store management...

  • <span><a href="/publications/extended-sprout-suppression-trials-underway">Extended sprout suppression trials underway</a></span>

    Extended sprout suppression trials underway

    CIPC has been the leading sprout suppressant of choice in the UK potato industry for over 50 years, accounting for over 80% of post-harvest sprout suppressant applications. With an uncertain...

  • <span><a href="/publications/challenges-aplenty-harvest-and-storage-season-ahead">Challenges aplenty for harvest and the storage season ahead</a></span>

    Challenges aplenty for harvest and the storage season ahead

    Reports from around the country indicate that there is a challenging season ahead in most of England & Wales, with only the far north of England and Scotland showing any immunity from the impact...

  • <span><a href="/publications/storage-bulletin-august-2018">Storage Bulletin - August 2018</a></span>

    Storage Bulletin - August 2018

    This month we have coverage of harvest preparation measures, an update on diquat and information on forthcoming events, including a Basis Stored Potatoes training course in November and the AHDB's...

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