Potatoes being stored© Tim Scrivener
Maleic hydrazide is gaining a following among potato store managers to reinforce or even replace under pressure chlorpropham (CIPC) to control early dormancy break in potatoes. Although best known as a foliar treatment for ware potatoes to control volunteers in following crops, the active can also help suppress sprouting in stored tubers. The processing sector in particular has relied heavily on CIPC to prevent dormancy break, as tubers for crisping and chipping markets have to be stored at higher temperatures […]