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  • CIPC withdrawal announced - what now?

    The non-renewal of chlorpropham (CIPC) was announced by the EU on 18th June. The active has been under scrutiny in Europe since 2015 and was recommended for non-renewal following a review by the...

  • Plan ahead for getting stores cleaned and equipment serviced

    With the end of the storage season in sight, now is a good time to plan and prepare stores for next year’s crop. Store maintenance Basic steps include checking that equipment is functioning...

  • Are your old potatoes getting too sweet?

    Preventing ‘sweetening’ or the accumulation of reducing tubers in tubers is crucial to maintaining processing quality. While this is normally achieved by storing tubers at warmer temperatures,...

  • Sprout Suppression series: 1,4-dimethylnaphthalene (DMN)

    Having now covered all the sprout suppression actives that are currently registered for use in the UK (ethylene, spearmint oil and maleic hydrazide), the next few actives in our series on sprout...

  • MH, DMN and spearmint oil favoured by Dutch & German potato stores

    The Sutton Bridge team of specialists made a trip to the Netherlands and Germany last month to see European processing stores in action and find out more about how they deal with sprout control. The...

  • Storage Snippets - March 2019

    Update from Potato Industry CIPC Stewardship Group. A statement from the group has been releases, stressing the need for staying up-to-date with the latest regulatory developments around  CIPC...

  • Seed handling

    The soil is getting warmer and with mild weather conditions, planting season has already begun.  Some of you may not have reached that stage in the season just yet. If you have been storing seed...

  • Have you previously used CIPC in your stores?

    Ahead of a potential change in CIPC availability and the potential consequences on future MRLs (Maximum Residue Levels), AHDB is funding work to determine the ranges of CIPC residue levels on...

  • Reflections from the EAPR Post-Harvest Section Meeting

    Over 90 scientists, advisers and representatives from the global potato industry gathered for the European Association of Potato Research (EAPR) Post-Harvest Section Meeting in Norwich on the 12-14...

  • Making a habit of regularly monitoring your store

    As we move into the long-term storage season, it is important to maintain all round vigilance in stores. From temperature to diseases, regular monitoring and visual checks are necessary to identify...

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