Ethylene tested as sprout inhibitor in storage potatoes

Due to the imminent disappearance of the Chlorine-IPC (CIPC) sprout inhibitor from the market, the sector is looking for alternatives.

Due to the imminent disappearance of the Chlorine-IPC (CIPC) sprout inhibitor from the market, the sector is looking for alternatives. In addition to being effective, a new sprout inhibitor in storage potatoes must also be affordable and profitable. Is ethylene treatment a solution for the long-term storage of potatoes for the processing industry?

 

Zindziwe Janse

 

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