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Successful East of England Potato Day 2013

Successful East of England Potato Day 2013

September 13, 2013
More than 140 potato growers, advisors and agronomists met at Frederick Hiam Ltd, Tuddenham, Suffolk at the end of August, 2013, for Potato Council’s East of England Potato Day.
Sprout inhibitor research WSU

EPA Registration for SmartBlock® Sprout inhibitor of American Vanguard

February 11, 2013
American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, AMVAC Chemical Corporation (AMVAC), has received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for SmartBlock®, a novel potato sprout inhibitor.
David Gómez Castillo

Research on sprout inhibitors: Essential oils could be a good alternative to CIPC

October 08, 2012
At the Public University of Navarra, David Gómez Castillo carried out research for his PhD on the possibility of substituting the current use of CIPC in potato storage by treating the tuber with essential oils of mint, caraway, coriander, eucalyptus an...
David Gomez Castillo

El uso de aceites esenciales como antigerminantes en almacenamiento de papa puede ser una buena alternativa a los tratamientos químicos

October 03, 2012
Uno de los momentos críticos para la calidad final de la patata se produce durante su almacenamiento, ya que existe riesgo de brotación y pudrición por agentes patógenos como bacterias y hongos. Para evitarlo, David Gómez Castillo, ingeniero agrónomo, ...

Restrain wins Gold Medal Award at Potato Europe for Sustainable Production Techniques

September 13, 2012
The Restrain Company Ltd. have won the Gold Medal Award for Sustainable Production Techniques at the Potato Europe Fair 2012 in Villers Saint Christophe, France. Restrain offers an Ethylene Generator that produces low levels of ethylene.
Case study: How to build a potato storage facility

Case study: How to build a potato storage facility

August 05, 2012
A new 2,700 tonne potato storage facility – constructed and equipped as a ‘turnkey’ project by Crop Systems Ltd - is helping Shropshire growers J M Bubb and Son hit and beat exacting targets for both energy and CIPC usage. The Bubbs grow 360 acres of ...
Adrian Cunnington

Potato Council Storage Forums to take place in East and West of England

February 29, 2012
Assess store suitability before using CIPC, urges Adrian Cunnington, head of Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research (SBCSR), who will be offering tips on how to follow best practice at the Potato Council Storage Forum East on March 1 and the Storage F...

Keeping within CIPC residue limits despite challenging start

December 13, 2011
As timings of next CIPC applications come to the top of the agenda for store management, growers are advised not to lose sight of the importance of using the sprout suppressant CIPC correctly so levels remain within strict residue limits.

Nieuw kiemremmingsmiddel 1,4Sight (1,4-Dimethylnaphthaleen)

December 02, 2011
Het middel 1,4Sight (1,4-Dimethylnaphthaleen) verlengt de kiemrust van aardappelen zodanig dat bijvoorbeeld ook Innovators tot juni-juli kiemvrij te bewaren zijn. Dat claimt althans BASF. Met het gebruik van huidige middelen wordt dit kiemlustige aarda...
Mike Storey

No room for complacency on CIPC levels

November 16, 2011
Three years after the formation of a stewardship group and introduction of a CIPC use code of best practice, maximum residue level (MRL) exceedances of sprout suppressant CIPC (chlorpropham) in stored potatoes are rare, but there is no room for complac...


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