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Potatoes in Practice 2011

Industry event
11 August 2011, 9.30am-4.30pm
at Balruddery Farm, by Dundee DD2 5LJ
for farmers, agronomists, industry and scientists
Photograph of Potatoes in Practice field plots

Potatoes in Practice is the biggest field potato event in the UK and brings together variety trials and research in one place making it an unmissable date in the potato industry calendar. It is sponsored by Potato Council and features trials and demonstrations from The James Hutton Institute, SAC, Masstock Arable (UK) Ltd. (formerly CSC Potato Care) and the potato industry.


Photographs from Potatoes in Practice 2011 are now available.


Attendance at Potatoes in Practice is free and there is no need to book in advance. However you can speed up your arrival by printing off and completing the form below and bringing it with you on the day.

BASIS and NRoSO points will be awarded to attendees on the day.

Directions to Balruddery Farm can be found below.


The programme for Potatoes in Practice 2011 is as follows:

9.30am - 4.30pm:  Marquee and Machinery and outdoor exhibits can be viewed at any time; Field plots will be manned from 10am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.30pm.

10am, 11.30am and 1.30pm: Guided tours of field plots

10.30am and 2pm: Seminar by Dr Gerry Sandler, SASA 'Plant Health Challenges: control and regulation - we all have a part to play'.

11.10am and 2.40pm: Seminar by Mark Prentice, Potato Council and Robert Burns, SASA 'Seed exports - challenges and opportunities'.

11.50am and 3.20pm: Seminar by Dr John Kerr, SASA ' Potato Cyst Nematodes: the impact of the new EU Directive in Scotland'.

1pm: Address outside marquee by Allan Stevenson, Chairman, Potato Council and Professor Iain Gordon, Chief Executive, The James Hutton Institute


Abstracts from exhibitors taking part in this year's event can be found below.

Further Information

  • Sharon Neilson - Communications, The James Hutton Institute Invergowrie Dundee DD2 5DA Scotland UK Office: +44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

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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.