Potatoes in Practice 2011


Potatoes in Practice is the biggest field potato event in the UK and brings together variety trials and research in one place making it an unmissable date in the potato industry calendar. It is sponsored by Potato Council and features trials and demonstrations from The James Hutton Institute, SAC, Masstock Arable (UK) Ltd. (formerly CSC Potato Care) and the potato industry.


Photographs from Potatoes in Practice 2011 are now available.


Attendance at Potatoes in Practice is free and there is no need to book in advance. However you can speed up your arrival by printing off and completing the form below and bringing it with you on the day.

BASIS and NRoSO points will be awarded to attendees on the day.

Directions to Balruddery Farm can be found below.


The programme for Potatoes in Practice 2011 is as follows:

9.30am - 4.30pm:  Marquee and Machinery and outdoor exhibits can be viewed at any time; Field plots will be manned from 10am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.30pm.

10am, 11.30am and 1.30pm: Guided tours of field plots

10.30am and 2pm: Seminar by Dr Gerry Sandler, SASA 'Plant Health Challenges: control and regulation - we all have a part to play'.

11.10am and 2.40pm: Seminar by Mark Prentice, Potato Council and Robert Burns, SASA 'Seed exports - challenges and opportunities'.

11.50am and 3.20pm: Seminar by Dr John Kerr, SASA ' Potato Cyst Nematodes: the impact of the new EU Directive in Scotland'.

1pm: Address outside marquee by Allan Stevenson, Chairman, Potato Council and Professor Iain Gordon, Chief Executive, The James Hutton Institute


Abstracts from exhibitors taking part in this year's event can be found below.

Start date: 
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 08:30
Event type: 
Industry event
Event teaser: 
Join us at the James Hutton Institute's Balruddery Farm for the UK's biggest field potato event. Attendee booking is now open.
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