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AHDB Research Focuses on Reducing Potato Sprouting in Stores Without CIPC

Currently CIPC is used as a sprout suppressant on more than 80 per cent of potatoes stored in the UK. However, the future of CIPC remains uncertain as the European Food Safety Agency’s recommendation is for non-renewal, which could leave many growers lacking options in terms of short and long term potato storage. While CIPC remains the most effective method for reducing sprouting in storage, AHDB has been carrying out trials on alternative suppressants…

AHDB Funds Increased Storage Support Amid CIPC Uncertainty

There have been several delays to the re-approval for use in the European Union (EU) of CIPC, which is used as a sprout suppressant on more than 80 per cent of potatoes stored in the UK. The EU’s Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) was scheduled to vote on the renewal of CIPC’s approval for use both as a herbicide and as a sprout suppressant at its December meeting…

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