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Potatoes in Practice 2015

Industry event
13 August 2015, 8.30am to 4.30pm
at the James Hutton Institute's Balruddery Research Farm
for farmers, agronomists, industry, scientists and policymakers
PIP 2014 live machinery demo

Potatoes in Practice is the largest field-based potato event in the UK. The event brings together variety trials, 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, sponsored by AHDB Potatoes, and held in association with SRUC (Scotland's Rural College) and Agrii. The event is also supported by media partner Potato Review.

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

Event programme

  • 8.30am: Event opens
  • 9.00am - 4.30pm: Marquee and static machinery exhibits will be available at all times during this period
  • 9.30am, 12.10pm and 2.20pm: Guided whistle-stop tours of the field plots (approx 60 minutes per tour). Attendees are free to visit plots for further discussion at any time outwith these tour times.
  • 10.35am and 1.55pm: Late Blight information sessions - to be confirmed
  • 11.00am and 3.25pm: Live demonstrations of potato machinery

The full programme and exhibitor guide will be available here in July 2015. Attendees will receive a printed copy on the day.

A list of exhibitors for this year's event can be found here

PDF file: Potatoes in Practice 2015 Exhibitor List (71 KB)


Seminars will take place in the Seminars marquee by the main marquee and will be repeated twice through the day.

Attendee Registration

Attendee registration for Potatoes in Practice is now closed.

Exhibitor Booking

Exhibitor booking for Potatoes in Practice is now closed.


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


If you have any queries or wish further information, please contact: Pam Cassidy, Events Co-ordinator (Interim) Potatoes in Practice, The James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA. Email: Tel: +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.