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SSCR Potato Winter Meeting 4 March 2021

Online Event
4 March 2021, 10am to 12pm
for SSCR Members, the potato industry and interested parties
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The Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) is holding their 2021 Potato Winter Meeting as an online event.

The meeting is open to anyone in the potato industry and other interested parties, but registration is essential. Two BASIS points are available to delegates.

Programme - 4 March 2021 

  • 10:00 Welcome and introduction
    Euan Grewar, Grewar Farming and Chair of the Potato Sub-Committee
  • 10:10 SSCR Centenary
    Colin Campbell, Chief Executive, James Hutton Institute
  • 10:25 SSCR funded project - cultivar resistance to changing P. infestans populations
    James Lynott, James Hutton Institute
  • 10:40 SSCR funded project - effect of haulm pulling on blackleg in subsequent crops
    Kyran Maloney, SAC Consulting
  • 10:55 Strategies to tackle PCN in Scotland – feedback from the SG working group
    Ian Toth, James Hutton Institute
  • 11:10 Experiences of an Egyptian seed importer (title tbc)
    Amr Hegazy, Agrofood, Egypt
  • 11:25 The way forward for sustainable potato production
    Colin Herron or McCain colleague (tbc)
  • 11:40 Angus City Deal and Centre Agricultural Science & Innovation (CASI)
    Archie Gibson, Agrico
  • 11:55 Roundup and close


If you wish to attend, please register by emailing by the 26th February.

Details on how to join the meeting will be emailed directly to those registered nearer the time.

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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.