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2013 SSCR Winter Potato Meeting

The Winter 2013 meeting of the Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) Potato Sub-committee will be held at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee on 14 March 2013.

The programme for the day is as follows.

  • Professor Colin Campbell, James Hutton Institute
    Growing Soil for Growing Crops
  • Jamie Harrison, Board member of North Norfolk Potato Growers (NNPG) and chairman of the grower-funded body, CUF
    Putting best practice into practice
  • Dr Mark Stalham, Cambridge University Farm
    Is there a need to cultivate so deeply for potatoes?
  • Dr Andy Vinten, James Hutton Institute
    Towards an economic appraisal of alternatives for erosion control in the aftermath of potatoes in Scotland
  • Dr Alison Lees, James Hutton Institute
    The role of diagnostics in the management of soil-borne potato diseases
  • Dr Jon Pickup, Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA)
    Implementation of the new EU Potato Cyst Nematode Directive in Scotland: the first three years
  • Dr Roy Neilson, James Hutton Institute
    Identification of free-living nematodes: from species to communities

BASIS and NRoSO points will be awarded on attendance. Please note that this meeting is free for SSCR members but there is a £10 attendance fee for non-members. Please contact Pam Cassidy for more information.

The meeting starts at 1.30pm in the New Seminar Room and tea and coffee will be available from 12.45pm.

Please confirm your attendance to Pam Cassidy by email or telephoning 01382 568 751.