Patent Number: 6,310,004

Title: Sprout inhibitor method

Abstract: A method of treating potatoes sequentially with chemically-different sprout inhibitors is disclosed. Sprouting of stored potatoes may be eliminated or minimized by a treatment with CIPC followed sometime later by a treatment with a substituted naphthalene such as 1,4-DMN. Also, an initial treatment with 1,4-DMN soon after the potatoes are harvested may be advantageous in addition to the later treatments with CIPC and 1,4-DMN.

Inventors: Forsythe; Darol (Boise, ID), Forsythe; John M. (Nampa, ID)


International Classification: A01N 47/20 (20060101); A01N 47/10 (20060101); A01N 027/00 (); A01N 047/24 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018