UK potato farmers pleased to see restrictions on Maleic Hydrazide lifted
August 01, 2019
In the United Kingdom, restrictions on the use of products containing Maleic Hydrazide (MH) - used to control volunteers and to suppress sprouting during storage - have been removed following a review by the Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) of the HSE.
United Kingdom potato growers 'very worried' as homegrown crop shortage looms
July 31, 2019
UK consumers may face a home-grown potatoes shortage next year as stocks run out due to new storage rules.
Aceite de menta verde como alternativa natural para el almacenamiento de patatas
July 17, 2019
The Italian potato season has had a problematic start due to the lack of some post-harvest treatments.
Potato acreage in North-western Europe to grow between 1 and 2 percent, NEPG estimates
April 24, 2019
The NEPG (North-Western European Potato Growers) have estimated that the upcoming area for
consumption potatoes in 2019 will increase between 1 and 2 % towards almost 604.000 ha in the 5
main production countries.
Not enough support for European ban on potato sprout inhibitor Chlorpropham (CIPC)
February 25, 2019
Last Friday, the European Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed, mostly referred to as ScoPAFF voted an a proposal to ban Chlorpropham (or CIPC), widely used in the potato industry as sprout inhibitor during potato storage.
AHDB Potato Specialist Mike Storey to retire
December 11, 2018
After some 36 years with AHDB and its predecessor organisations, Potato Specialist Mike Storey is going to retire at Christmas. His colleague Adrian Cunnington looks back...
Chinese scientists prevent potato sprouting with hydrophobic nano silicsa
July 11, 2018
Chinese scientists have developed a new method to prevents the sprouting of potatoes: Hydrophobic nano silica
Never Store Seed Potatoes in CIPC treated Storages, warns McCain Storage Export John Walsh
March 04, 2018
During the International Potato Technology Expo on Prince Edward Island (PEI) in Canada, John Walsh, Associate Principal Scientist, Potato Storage at McCain Foods, warned farmers for the effects of low levels of CIPC on seed potato performance.
Potato tuber with extensive blight infection
October 26, 2017
The potato harvest in the United Kingdom was mostly without drama. Hopefully this doesn't change during the storage season. But watch the changes in the CIPC regulation.
Potato Expo 2018 will feature live streaming Potato TV 'The Eye'
September 23, 2017
Potato Expo 2018 announces live streaming Potato TV throughout the event. Voting for the presentations on the Innovation Hub 'Main Stage' is now open.