Get ready for 2017
New controls planned by CIPC approval holders, and backed by the Potato Industry Stewardship Group, will mean all CIPC applications from the 2017 harvest need to be made using ‘active recirculation’. Different ways of preparing potato stores for active recirculation are shown in a new Stewardship booklet entitled CIPC APPLICATION: A STORE OWNER’S GUIDE available here.
As well as the introduction of active recirculation, new lower dose rates will come into force as the final step of the dose reduction programme which was agreed with regulators four years ago. These changes are necessary to maintain efficacy of CIPC whilst ensuring that the risk of exceedance of the Maximum Residue Level is minimised. They will also bring UK use within the maximum total dose approved across Europe.
Total dose rates for 2017 crops will be 24g/tonne for the fresh market and 36g/tonne for processing.