Restrain offers solutions for the maintenance of low level ethylene gas in potato and onion storages, as well as tomato ripening on the vine.
According to John Hutchison, Restrain Manager in the UK, the Restrain sprout inhibition solution is being applied by more than 1.500 growers and other customers in potato storage facilities in 38 countries around the world. A total of more than 1.3 million tonnes of stored potatoes are being treated with the Restrain technology.
Hutchison says that in addition to the cost saving aspect, immediate processing of potatoes and no risk of internal sprouting treated with the Restrain technology are further benefits to storage operator and growers. Ethylene gas has the important advantage that treated potatoes can be processed directly from the storage.
“This makes Restrain not only a lot cheaper compared to the other alternatives to CIPC, but also more user-friendly,” Hutchison says. “It is our intention to make it as easy as possible for our customers to work with our products.”