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SSCR Potato Winter Meeting 23 March 2017

Industry event
23 March 2017, 1.30pm: 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

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. BASIS points have been applied for and will be available to attendees on the day.


11:00      Registration and coffee

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

11:40       Impact of Phytophthora infestans on potato cultivation and breeding for resistance
                Elli Gilroy, James Hutton Institute

12:00       Influence of potassium on potato production
                Stephan Dierckx, Technical Manager, Tessenderlo

12:20       Strengthening potato production in Kenya and Malawi
                Lesley Torrance, James Hutton Institute

12:40       Lunch and Trade Stands

14:00       Haulm Destruction Regimes, the importance of application
                Jim Reid, Farmer

14:20       Too many or too few: Is conserving potato varieties important?
                Dominic Duckett, James Hutton Institute

14:40       Late blight - from Smith period to Hutton criteria
                Siobhan Dancey, James Hutton Institute

15:00       The PotatoSize App: counting and sizing with image analysis
                Matt Aitkenhead, James Hutton Institute

15:20       Integrated Pest Management for blackleg disease
                Ian Toth, James Hutton Institute

15:40       Roundup and depart

Trade Stands

  • Agrico UK Ltd
  • Agrovista UK Ltd
  • Belchim Crop Protection
  • Solufeed Limited
  • SRUC


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.