16 March 2022
Updated application advice available
A NEW handbook has been published by Juno (Plant Protection) Ltd providing updated user information for users of a spearmint sprout suppressant for potatoes.
The handbook provides practical application information on BIOX-M® (MAPP16021), a natural potato sprout suppressant, which has been widely used in Europe since Annexe 1 approval was granted in September 2009, and in the UK since approval was granted in November 2012. BIOX-M® is 100% spearmint oil, extracted by steam distillation, and blended to ensure a consistent product. No chemical, synthetic or persistent additives or solvents are used in the product.
It is approved for use on organic potato crops and is a volatile product which manufacturers state leaves no persistent residue in stores or boxes used for storage. It is applied as a hot fog to crops in store.
The latest information is based on more than 10 years of experience using BIOX-M® in a wide range of potato crops, stores and storage conditions.