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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.
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.
AHDB warns UK potato growers not to use CIPC at 2020 store loading

AHDB warns UK potato growers not to use CIPC at 2020 store loading

February 09, 2020
AHDB Potatoes warns potato growers in the United Kingdom not to use the sprout inhibitor CIPC on their 2020 potatoes, as it makes it impossible to sell them. In fact ALL European farmers should follow this advice!
UK potato farmers pleased to see restrictions on Maleic Hydrazide lifted

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

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.
AHDB Potato Specialist Mike Storey to retire

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...
Potato tuber with extensive blight infection

United Kingdom Potato Harvest 2017 without drama - but now the storage...

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.
Final countdown to make potato stores in the UK are CIPC compliant

Final countdown to make sure potato stores in the UK are CIPC compliant

February 13, 2017
Time is rapidly running out to make sure potato stores in the United Kingdom comply with new rules on using chlorpropham (CIPC), which require the sprout suppressant to be applied using “active recirculation” at new lower rates.
UK Research project to tackle uneven airflow in potato storages

UK Research project to tackle uneven airflow in potato storages

August 22, 2015
A new two year research project will harness the latest aeronautic industry technology to develop testing tools that will help crop store owners to optimise the efficiency of their premises.
Storage 2020 International Potato Conference – speaker line-up announced

Storage 2020 International Potato Conference – speaker line-up announced

January 27, 2014
Next month over 200 potato growers, packers, processors, retailers, researchers, specialists, consultants, and international visitors are expected to attend the Storage 2020 International Conference at Peterborough Arena, Peterborough, United Kingdom

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