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R265 Impact of Modified Storage Practices on Sprout Suppression

Publication Date: 
24 August 2011
Author/Contact :
Adrian Briddon

Contractor :
SBCSR & Glasgow University

Full Research Project Title: Evaluation of the impact of modified storage practices on sprout suppression
Duration: September 2005 - June 2009

Aim: To quantify the impact of modified CIPC application practices, as observed and utilised in North America.

Storage practices observed in North America (NA) differ markedly from those used in GB (and Western Europe). In NA growers apply a lower amount of CIPC than is used in GB and they tend to only make one application during the storage season. The way that CIPC is applied differs between NA and GB. For example, in NA growers use frequency drives to reduce fan speeds and use the fans to distribute CIPC through the store. The impact of adopting these NA-style approaches in GB bulk stores was studied in this project, which was carried out by staff at SBCSR, Glasgow University, Crop Systems Ltd and Stored Crop Conservation.

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