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How to stop sprouting in potato stores without CIPC

With alternative sprout control options limited or unviable in the short term, the loss of CIPC will require growers to consider a more integrated approach to long-term potato storage.

It is estimated that 80% of CIPC application in the UK is to stored potato crops and applied as a hot fog, it has provided a cheap and effective means of controlling sprouting in storage since the late 1960s.

When ingested by mammals, a metabolite of CIPC known as 3-chloroaniline (3-CA) is produced and its effect on human and animal health have driven recent regulatory risk assessments.

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