Storage Research



Meet Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research Team

Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research is the leading independent post-harvest applied research facility for agricultural storage in the UK. It is owned by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board and operated as part of its Technical Directorate.

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Adrian Cunnington , Head of Crop Storage Research

I oversee the programme of storage R&D carried out by SBCSR and carry out levy-payer advisory, training and consultancy work on potato storage systems and management nationwide. I am co-author of AHDB Potatoes’ Store Managers’ Guide and currently chair the Technical Working Group for the CIPC Stewardship Scheme.

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m: 07970 072260
t:  @accunnington

Glyn Harper, Senior Scientist

I am responsible for SBCSR's work on pathology and provide advice, guidance and training to levy payers on disease identification and management. I currently oversee a number of Innovate UK projects on the SBCSR programme. I am co-chair of the Post-Harvest Section of the European Association for Potato Research.

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m: 07789 874944


Adrian Briddon, Senior Scientist

I am responsible for the work at SBCSR on potato sprout suppression. I provide training, advice and assistance to levy payers on their use in storage. I also specialise in potato processing and quality management for that sector.  I am secretary of the CIPC Stewardship Group and a qualified BASIS trainer on post-harvest chemical use.

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m: 07789 924894