The effect of essential oil formulations for potato sprout suppression.

@article{Owolabi2010TheEO,
  title={The effect of essential oil formulations for potato sprout suppression.},
  author={Moses S. Owolabi and Labunmi Lajide and Matthew O Oladimeji and William N. Setzer},
  journal={Natural product communications},
  year={2010},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={645-8}
}
The concerns over safety and environmental impact of synthetic pesticides such as chlorpropham (CIPC) has stimulated interest in finding environmentally benign, natural sprout suppressants, including essential oils. The effects of Chenopodium ambrosioides and Lippia multiflora essential oils on sprout growth and decay of stored potatoes has been investigated. Formulations of essential oils with alumina, bentonite, or kaolin, both with and without Triton X-100 additive, were tested. These… CONTINUE READING