The Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) Potato Sub-Committee are holding their Winter Meeting at the James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie on 11 March 2020.
BASIS and NRoSO points will be applied for and published here in due course.
Registration and coffee is from 11am with the programme starting at 11.30am. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Full programme of talks below:
11:00 Registration and coffee
11:30 Welcome and introduction
Euan Grewar, Grewar Farming and Chair of the Potato Sub-Committee
11:40 The Potato Industry in Scotland
Claire Hodge, AHDB
11:50 SSCR Project: Interaction between free-living nematodes and Pectobacterium
Ian Toth, James Hutton Institute
12:00 Blight and phenotypic traits of new populations
Dave Cooke, James Hutton Institute
12:20 The current retail environment
Speaker to be confirmed, Albert Bartlett
12:40 Lunch and trade stands*
14:00 International Barley Hub /Advanced Plant growth Centre: focus on potato
Derek Stewart, James Hutton Institute
14:20 Desiccation treatments: alternatives to Diquat
Speaker to be confirmed
14:40 The future threat of potato cyst nematode
Kim Davie, SASA
15:00 Integrated potato cyst nematode management
Eric Anderson, Scottish Agronomy
15:20 Introduction to Lead Potato Researcher and Consultant for Scotland
Philip Burgess, James Hutton Institute, SRUC and SASA
15:40 Roundup and depart
There will be space for no more than five trade stands so if you would like to book a space, please book as soon as possible. Spaces will be sold on a first come first serve basis and cost £300 + VAT. Please speak to Pam Cassidy on 01382 568 751 or email email@example.com
This event is free to attend for SSCR members. Non-members will be required to pay a £15 attendance fee or they will be given an opportunity to join the Society themselves.
Please confirm your attendance by no later than Thursday 5 March 2020 to:
The James Hutton Institute
Dundee DD2 5DA
Tel: 0344 928 5428