Post-CIPC potato sprout control for the fresh market

The 2020 storage season is the 1st where store managers in Europe cannot apply Chlorpropham (CIPC) in store.

In 2017, we commissioned five additional research projects as part of a £800,000 ring-fenced fund on top of our annual £800,000 a year research budget.

 Focussing specifically for storing for the fresh market this webinar will cover:

  • The key findings from this and previous research on the alternatives to CIPC
  • The latest political update
  • A review of the importance of MH
  • Storage best practice advice for the post CIPC era


  • Adrian Cunnington BSc (Hons), AIAgrE - Head of Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research, AHDB Potatoes

A graduate of the University of Reading, Adrian has worked at Sutton Bridge CSR, specialising in potato storage research and knowledge transfer, since the mid-1980’s. He has been in charge at the Sutton Bridge site for over 25 years, overseeing the research team and advising producers and suppliers on all aspects of storage. He is an author of the now republished AHDB Potatoes’ Store Manager's Guide, chairs the Technical Working Group for CIPC stewardship and is a former chair of the Post-Harvest section of the European Association for Potato Research.

  • Glyn Harper, BSc PhD - Crop Storage Senior Scientist

I joined the team at SBCSR in 2008 from the John Innes Centre at Norwich.  A virologist by training, I am responsible for work on all aspects of potato diseases and have been instrumental in the introduction of a range of new projects supported by Innovate UK to the SBCSR programme. I am leading work at SBCSR on the use of ethylene sprout suppressant and am also involved in trials on electronic nose development and bacterial control methodology for fresh markets. I currently co-chair the Post-Harvest Section of the European Association for Potato Research with Tjaart Hofman from the Netherlands.

  • Adrian Briddon - Crop Storage Senior Scientist

I joined Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research as Technologist in 1989. I am responsible for R&D projects carried out by SBCSR on potato quality including storage for processing, sprout suppression, biochemistry and bruising. I do consultancy and advisory work on these areas for industry.

I’ve developed specialist knowledge on CIPC management after working with the product over several years and am now a qualified BASIS trainer delivering their post-harvest potato course. I am also secretary of the CIPC Stewardship Group. Our current R&D is looking to enhance application of CIPC to box stores and to ‘Be 2017 Ready’. I have also just reported some work on risk management and control of blackheart for the fresh sector.

  • Andy Alexander - Independent agronomist and potato specialist


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