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
- Agrico UK Ltd
- Agrovista UK Ltd
- Belchim Crop Protection
- 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:
The James Hutton Institute
Dundee DD2 5DA
Tel: 01382 568 751