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SSCR Potato Winter Meeting 22 March 2018 (event now fully booked)

Industry event
22 March 2018, 11am: Free or £15
at the James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA
for the potato industry and interested parties
Potatoes lying on soil (c) James Hutton Institute

Please note that this event is now fully booked and no more registrations are being taken. Turning up without having registered first is not recommended as you may be turned away. Please accept our apologies.

The Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) is holding their Potato Winter Meeting at the James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie. The event is open to anyone in the potato industry and other interested parties.

CPD Points

Delegates will be awarded 3 BASIS and 1 NRoSO point on attendance.


11:00      Registration and coffee

11:30      Welcome and introduction
              Colin Herron, McCain Foods and Chair of the Potato Sub Committee

11:40      Plant Health Centre of Expertise
              Ian Toth, James Hutton Institute

12:00      Control of cyst nematodes using egg hatching compounds
              Yogendra Gaihre, University of Southampton and James Hutton Institute

12:20      New AHDB / Scottish Government-funded projects on blackleg disease
              Sonia Humphris, James Hutton Institute

12:40      Lunch and trade stands

14:00      Potato research at the Hutton
              Mark Taylor, James Hutton Institute

14:20      Integrated Pest Management of Potato at the Hutton
              Jennie Brierley, James Hutton Institute

14:40      Late blight: attitudes to control and the potential for spore detection to inform decision making 
              Alison Lees, James Hutton Institute

15:00      The benefits of the AHDB SPot Farm programme in improving irrigation, nutrition and soil management for growers
              Mark Stalham, NIAB CUF

15:20      International potato projects
              Jonathan Snape, James Hutton Limited

15:40      Roundup and depart

Trade Stands

Many thanks to the following companies for supporting the event. Attendees are encouraged to take time to visit the trade stands.

  • Belchim Crop Protection
  • James Hutton Limited
  • Law Fertilisers Ltd
  • Linde Material Handling (Scotland) Ltd
  • OMEX Agriculture
  • Solufeed Limited


Spaces at this event are limited and attendees are requested to pre-register so that sufficient catering can be provided.

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 which allows you to attend all the crop winter meetings free of charge and there will be the opportunity to join at the meeting.

For more information and to register for the meeting, please contact:

Pam Cassidy
Events Co-ordinator
The James Hutton Institute
Dundee DD2 5DA
Tel: 01382 568 751


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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.