Cultivation/Production, News April 2024, North America, Seed, Storage, Trends

1,4GROUP reinforces North American potato industry: Shifts CIPC production to the U.S.

In a significant move, 1,4GROUP has shifted the manufacturing of its chlorpropham (CIPC) to the United States, marking a transition away from its previous manufacturing base overseas. The shift follows the non-renewal of CIPC registration in Europe and the UK, leading to the termination of its production overseas in January 2020. 

This change ensures the continued availability of CIPC to customers in North America where it remains approved for use. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) granted approval for the new US-based manufacturer, enabling customers to benefit from the reliable sprout inhibitor that has been a staple in the industry since the 1950s. 

This demonstrates 1,4GROUP’s commitment to delivering high-quality products and ensuring a reliable source of CIPC in North America. Customers in both the United States and Canada can continue to implement effective potato storage procedures. 

“We at 1,4GROUP are very enthusiastic about the transition. This will allow us to continue to deliver our quality products (PIN/NIP 98% CIPC and Spud Guard) for sprout control to our valued customers in the North American Potato industry.  We would like to thank EPA and PMRA for recognizing the quality of our products and the need the potato industry has for them,” says CEO Steve Elfering. 

Source: 1,4Group
For further information, please visit: https://14group.com/
Cover image: Spud Guard. Credit 1,4Group

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