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Sprout suppression R&D

30 June 2015

Effective sprout suppression is a fundamental part of potato storage. Although temperature can sometimes be used, sprouting must often be controlled by application of post-harvest treatments. The use of such treatments has been under scrutiny. AHDB Potatoes is at the forefront of research looking at alternative treatments, and looking at other ways of applying existing treatments.

Current and recent research carried out on sprout suppression includes the following AHDB Potatoes projects:

  • R 265 Commercial scale optimisation of CIPC use in bulk stores
  • R 414 Commercial scale development of CIPC best practice in box stores
  • R 426 [LINK funded] Ethylene sprout suppressant evlauation
  • R 438 Alternative sprout suppressants
  • R 463 CIPC application to low temperature stores
  • R 483 Commercial scale development of CIPC best practice in box stores (2)

Please contact Adrian Briddon to discuss these projects.