New publication: Essential guide for potato store owners on CIPC application practices

The Potato Industry CIPC Stewardship Group in the UK recently published a new factsheet entitled “CIPC Application: A store owner’s guide. Essential information for making potato stores CIPC compliant from the 2017/18 season.” New controls planned by CIPC approval holders, and backed by Industry Stewardship, will mean all CIPC
applications from the 2017 harvest are made using ‘active recirculation’ to optimise efficacy at the new panEuropean lower maximum total dose (36g/t), enhance distribution and reduce the risk of Maximum Residue Level (MRL) exceedance. ‘Active recirculation’ is the new industryagreed term to describe the recirculation of air (containing CIPC fog) by fans. Research conducted by AHDB and others within the industry has shown that the correct use of fans can significantly improve the uniformity of CIPC distribution, reducing the risk of maximum residue level exceedance. In most cases, this can best be achieved using variable speed control to slow fans down to provide a steady circulation of fog throughout the store. The new publication by the Stewardship Group provide practical, illustrated guidelines that store owners can follow to get their facilities compliant. Click to view the guide as a pdf file