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About Sutton Bridge CSR

3 January 2019

Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research is the leading post-harvest applied research facility for agricultural storage in the UK. 

Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research is owned by AHDB and operated by its Research Division under the 'AHDB Potatoes' banner. It is the primary independent centre providing potato storage research and advice to the GB industry.

SBCSR has extensive facilities for work on potato and is also engaged in other forms of crop storage R&D, including field vegetables and controlled atmosphere storage. In addition to levy-funded work, it offers a confidential contract research capability with accreditation to ISO9001. It is also an Officially Recognised Efficacy Testing Organisation registered with the UK Chemicals Regulation Directorate (ORETO reg no 388).

The team at SBCSR has an extensive and globally-recognised level of expertise on storage and crop quality issues. It seeks to provide high quality, cost-effective and relevant research of benefit to the potato industry.

The capability at SBCSR was boosted by investment in new controlled environment stores, including facilities supported by an RDPE grant from EMDA, Defra and the EU in 2010. A further £0.9 million development took place in 2016, including two suites each of ten stores which included facilities for our exciting new role within the CHaP Agritech Innovation Centre.

AHDB's objectives for SBCSR are to ensure that it is a cost-effective research centre working for the benefit of the British potato industry. To achieve this, SBCSR is required to bid for levy-funded and publicly funded research contracts, undertakes a wide range of technology transfer activities and is also free to acquire external, private business.

This short video highlights the key aspects of the facilities and capabilities at SBCSR.

A primary aim is to integrate our storage work into the entire spectrum of science which supports the potato industry. As part of our delivery to that industry, we provide free initial advice and information to all AHDB Potatoes levy payers. For up-to-the-minute information on storage, call the Storage Advice Line on our freephone number 0800  0282 111  (UK levy payers only) or see our storage bulletins.

Further information on our activities and the services we offer for confidential research and consultancy is available by telephoning +44 (0)1406 351444 or e-mail

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