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  • 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...

  • Sprout suppression series: 3) Maleic Hydrazide

    Updated August 2019. Maleic Hydrazide (MH) is a popular plant growth regulator applied in the field and used to control growth of potatoes in store and those left behind in harvesting...

  • Long-term investment in storage at Elveden Estates

    A group of early career farmers and scientists recently visited the brand new potato store facilities at Elveden Farms, as part of Agri-Tech East Young Innovators Forum. Becky Dodds, events and...

  • AHDB Storage Network workshop

    Are you a storage advisor? Join our network! In 2019, we will be making it easier than ever for store managers to receive independent advice, based on the latest storage research. Our new Storage...

  • Successful sprout suppression workshop at AHDB Agronomists’ Conference

    More than sixty delegates attended the workshop on potato storage and quality, delivered as part of the first potatoes-focused day of the Agronomists’ conference. The workshop was facilitated by...

  • Sprout Suppression Series: Spearmint Oil

    Sprout Suppression Series 2. Spearmint oil Spearmint oil has been part of the sprout suppression tool box since it received full UK registration (BIOX-M, MAPP 16021) in 2012 .The active...

  • 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...

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