As the chemical chlorpropham (CIPC) is facing termination, Irish potato farmers must find an alternative product to use in the storage of their product.
For this reason, on Thursday, September 12, Haggard Stores will host a potato storage workshop dealing with “all topics relating to potato storage and the introduction of 1,4 Sight sprout suppressant. Any potato growers are welcome to attend. The event is taking place in the Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co. Meath.
Haggard Stores welcomes some top speakers for the event including Adrian Briddon from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) in the UK.
Adrian is a senior scientist at the AHDB’s Sutton Bridge Potato Crop Research Centre and specialises in potato storage systems and sprout suppressants. He is also a secretary to the CIPC stewardship committee.
Ajay Jina is the second speaker. Working at Dormfresh Ltd, Ajay is a former research scientist at the AHDB’s Sutton Bridge.
Stephen McCabe – agronomist at Haggard Stores – will also speak at the event and detail the availabilty of 1,4 Sight from the company.
According to potatonewstoday.com, the event will be chaired by Teagasc Crops and Potato Specialist Shay Phelan. Proceedings kick off at 9:30am and will finish up at 12:30pm.