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January 25, 2021

Despite the current disruptions and uncertainty, the organisers of Potatoes in Practice 2021 have agreed to proceed with preparations as normal to keep all options open for a possible field event on Thursday 12 August 2021.

Potatoes in Practice (PIP) is the UK’s largest field potato event and was cancelled last year due to COVID restrictions. Still, organisers hope that the event can make a comeback in 2021 if regulations allow for it.

August 13, 2020

From its humble origins in the late 1980s, Potatoes in Practice (PIP) has grown to become the UK’s largest field event for potatoes and a highlight of the season for the sector, bringing together variety demonstrations, research and trade exhibits in one place. Today (13 August) would have seen us in the field for Potatoes in Practice 2020 but COVID-19 put paid to plans and event partners James Hutton Institute, Agrii UK, AHDB and SRUC took the difficult decision to cancel the event.

March 26, 2020

As planting time for Potatoes in Practice demonstration plots approaches, there is considerable uncertainty for the foreseeable future around the availability of labour and workforce and regarding restrictions on movement and activity. The event partners have decided that it makes sense to clarify matters which can be controlled.

Event Partners