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AHDB coordinates potato sprout suppression position paper

AHDB coordinates potato sprout suppression position paper

April 23, 2021
The British potato industry remains in a state of great uncertainty and at significant risk of crop wastage and economic failure as a result of minimal progress on the availability of suitable sprout suppression chemistry.
Agriculture company Vandamme opts for a quality boost with new cooling

Agriculture company Vandamme opts for a quality boost with new cooling

April 15, 2021
According to Vandamme, mechanical cooling is an excellent basis for long-term storage of potatoes without loss of quality. In addition, cooling, in combination with 1,4SIGHT, is a suitable alternative to chlorpropham as a sprout inhibitor.
The EU clarifies the application of the LMR of sprout inhibitor CIPC in potato

The EU clarifies the application of the LMR of sprout inhibitor CIPC in potato

March 08, 2021
Good news for the potato sector: the European Commission has recently formally set the value of 0.4 ppm as the temporary maximum residual limit (LMRt) in potato (products).
NEPG uncertain about pending potato season

NEPG uncertain about pending potato season

December 17, 2020
NEPG (North-Western European Potato Growers) is unsure of the current potato situation and does not expect major changes in the demand side of the market in the coming weeks.
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North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG): Potato acreage should decrease by a minimum of 15%

November 03, 2020
The NEPG (North-Western European Potato Growers) estimates that the total harvest will be 27.9 million tons this season if all potatoes in the ground will be indeed harvested. The harvest is later than usual with all the risks involved.
Temporary chlorpropham MRL gets green light

Temporary chlorpropham MRL gets green light

October 19, 2020
It's a green light for a temporary Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) for the sprout inhibitor, chlorpropham. That level may be 0.4 mg/kg in ware potatoes. A European Union Standing Committee agreed to this in a digital vote.
Romain Cools: 2020 could well become the toughest NW European potato season in 50 years

2020 could become the toughest NW European potato season in 50 years

September 21, 2020
Last week, the North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG) association announced their harvest estimate for the 2020/2021 season.
Restrain launches unique online potato storage training course

Restrain launches unique online potato storage training course

September 01, 2020
After placing an order, Restrain customers can now go online and complete an online training course in which they will learn how the Restrain system works, and what storage managers should take into account applying ethylene as a sprout inhibitor. The course is currently available in 8 different languages.
NEPG: Slight rise in European potato acreage, uncertain outlook for markets

NEPG: Slight rise in European potato acreage, uncertain outlook for markets

July 15, 2020
The North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimates that the area for consumption potatoes in North-Western Europe increased with 0,5% compared with last year and is estimated at 621,148 hectares.
Restrain sprout suppressor approved in Germany

Restrain sprout suppressor approved in Germany

July 09, 2020
The German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) has approved the ethylene-based sprout suppressor Restrain as a safe crop protection product with immediate effect. The approval applies to the treatment of potatoes (for both domestic consumption and starch production), onions, garlic, shallots, propagating material, and tomatoes.

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