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UK potato growers

'Check CIPC dose rates before moving potatoes from processing to general ware markets'

Several UK growers are looking to find new customers for potatoes in store as food service outlets across the country have closed. However, the total dose of CIPC must not exceed 24g per tonne for general ware market

The different total dose rates for Chlorpropham (CIPC) were devised by the Potato Industry CIPC Stewardship Group (PICSG) to reduce the likelihood of Maximum Residue Level (MRL) exceedances.

These decisions were based on the volatility of CIPC (which increases with storage temperature) at the highest rate, and the fact that potatoes are cut and sliced before processing. Movement between market sectors. There is freedom to move between sectors as long as the limits are observed.

Potatoes originally destined for processing are equivalent to general ware unless total CIPC dose exceeds 24 g/tonne and storage temperature is less than 5C.

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