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2017 Potato Winter Meeting

The Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) is holding their Potato Winter Meeting at the James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie on 23 March 2017. 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 by Colin Herron, McCain Foods and Chairman SSCR Potato Sub Committee

11:40      Impact of Phytophthera infestans on potato cultivation - 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

There are a limited number of spaces availabl e for trade stands. If your company is interested in taking a stand and you would like more information, please phone 01382 568 751 or email Pam Cassidy.


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

There is an attendance fee of £15 for non-SSCR members, payable on the day. These visitors are being encouraged to join the Society for the annual fee of £15.

For more information or to register to attend the event, please contact:

Pam Cassidy
Events Co-ordinator
The James Hutton Institute
Dundee DD2 5DA
Tel: 01382 568 751
Email: events@hutton.ac.uk