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Storage

Best Practice

20 August 2018

Storage management

Sprout suppression

Industry best practice information for the use of CIPC is carried at BeCIPCcompliant

Data from AHDB-funded research has shown that significant gains in airflow circulation (as much as 200%) are achieved through the fitment of air divider curtains or open suction plenums in overhead throw stores. Where positive ventilation is available, eg through a letterbox or Aspire-type suction system, these should always be used. CIPC legislation has required the mandatory use of 'active recirculation' during application since July 2017: full details are available on the BeCIPC Compliant website - follow the link above. To discuss any of the findings of the Sutton Bridge team, please call our advice line on 0800 02 82 111.

A recent store airflow modelling project has helped shed further light on the difficulties in achieving air circulation in box stores.

Health and safety guidance in storage

Disease control & QC

Disease risk management guides include:

A new Disease and Defects poster is available. Single copies can be ordered free of charge by AHDB levy payers from SBCSR. Call Emma Bates on 01406 359419 or email emma.bates@ahdb.org.uk to request a copy.

Levy payers may obtain other AHDB Potatoes literature from the Publications Library