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Potatoes in Practice 2016

Industry event
11 August 2016, 8.30am to 4.30pm
at the James Hutton Institute's Balruddery Farm, Dundee
for farmers, agronomists, industry, scientists and policymakers
Potatoes in Practice is the UK's number one field based potato event

Potatoes in Practice is the largest field-based potato event in the UK. The event brings together variety demonstrations, research and trade exhibits in one place making it an essential date in the potato industry calendar.

The event is organised and hosted by the James Hutton Institute in partnership with AHDB Potatoes, SRUC (Scotland's Rural College) and Agrii. The event is also supported by media partner Potato Review.

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Attendees will be able to:

  • review crop varieties
  • view results of new crop treatments
  • attend live machinery demonstrations
  • hear seminars on current issues impacting on the farming industry
  • network with colleagues, suppliers and industry experts

"Best location of any spud show!" Richard Newman, Agri Sales Manager, R J Herbert Engineering Ltd

Event programme

Programme content is coming together and it promises to be a very full and exciting day! A full programme will be published here shortly.

Exhibitor Information

Exhibitor booking for Potatoes in Practice is now open although booking for field plot demos and moving machinery is officially closed.

If you have any queries about booking please contact Pam Cassidy, Events Co-ordinator on 01382 568 751 or

Visitor Information

If you would like to attend the event, please register your interest by emailing the Events team or phoning Pam Cassidy at the contact details below and your details will be added to the invitation list. Booking instructions will be sent out in April 2016.


Potatoes in Practice is held at Balruddery Research Farm and directions can be found below.

The route to the event site has been carefully planned to minimise traffic going through the village and to avoid any 'incidents' with heavy machinery. Please don't rely solely on your satnav to take you to site. Please follow the AA signage once you see it - this takes you on the best route.

2015 Images

A stunning view of the Silvery Tay
An aerial view of PIP 2015
Crowds gather to watch machinery in action
Machines on display
Hector the pug!
Williw Towers down the pit!


If you have any queries, please contact Pam Cassidy, Events Co-ordinator, James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA. Email: Tel: 01382 568 751.

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  • Invergowrie Dundee DD2 5DA Scotland
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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.