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SSCR Potato Winter Meeting

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Industry event
24 March 2014, 1pm-4.15pm: Free or £15
at the James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA
for the potato industry and interested parties

The Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) Potato Sub-committee will hold its Winter Meeting at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee. Basis points have been applied for and will be available to attendees on the day.


Speakers and topics on the day include:

  • Towards the identification of genes for tuber shape formation and eye depth development
    Csaba Hornyik, James Hutton Institute
  • The influence of drought and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in cultivated potato
    Ankush Prashar and Alison Bennett, James Hutton Institute
  • Evaluation of performance of sediment fence for erosion control
    Andy Vinten, James Hutton Institute
  • Sitobion avenae - the grain aphid: is it a new vector threat to your potato crop?
    Brian Fenton and Gaynor Malloch, James Hutton Institute
  • Molecular marker development and application to potato breeding programmes
    Vanessa Young, Karen McLean, Finlay Dale, Glenn Bryan, Csaba Hornyik and Ankush Prashar, James Hutton Institute
  • R&D into blackleg caused by Pectobacterium atrosepticum: an update
    Ian Toth, James Hutton Institute
  • Controlling potato blackleg: The Scottish and UK approach
    Gerry Sadler, SASA
  • PDF file: The New EU seed potato classification scheme: options for Scottish Implementation (540 KB)
    John Kerr, SASA


Please note that this meeting is free for SSCR members but there is a £15 attendance fee for non-members. Membership of SSCR costs £15 a year and there will be the opportunity to join at the meeting.

Please confirm your attendance to:

Sharon Neilson
Events Co-ordinator
The James Hutton Institute
Dundee DD2 5DA
Tel: 01382 568 750

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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.