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completed R&D projects

  • 114R484 Tuber Respiration

    Background Respiration rate is a key indicator of the physiological activity of tubers and many factors affect the rate including variety, field growth conditions, maturity level, harvest, damage,...

  • R438 Alternative Sprout Suppressants

    Aim: To assess likely alternatives to CIPC and their potential for use in place of, or in combination with CIPC to provide enhanced control and/or reduced chemical usage and associated residues. The...

  • R414 CIPC Application in Box Stores

    Aim: To evaluate the impact of modified application practices on the distribution of CIPC in box stores and to determine how store parameters influence CIPC behaviour. CIPC applications were made to...

  • R436 PhD Studentship: Mechanical and biochemical properties of tubers in relation to bruise susceptibility

    The main aim of the studentship project was to investigate the relationship between bruising and the mechanical and biochemical properties of potato tubers. Field trials were used to generate tubers...