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Potatoes in Practice 2023: Showcasing the future of potato crop production

The future of potato crop production will be showcased at Potatoes in Practice, the UK’s largest field-based potato event on 10 August in Dundee, hosted by the James Hutton Institute, the SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College) and Agrii.

The eagerly anticipated event brings together a variety of demonstrations, cutting-edge research, trade exhibits, and a wealth of knowledge from experts in the field.

With the focus of this year’s event being  ‘Using Evidence to Build Resilience for Potato Crop Production’,  the event will highlight the importance of evidence-based practices in overcoming challenges faced by potato farmers.

Prominent speakers from the across the sector will share their expertise including Steven Thompson from SRUC, Patrick Hughes from SAOS, Nick Windmill and Graham Tomlin from Agrii all attending alongside the newly appointed director of the National Potato Innovation Centre, Ian Toth.

The annual event offers a comprehensive showcase of the latest developments in the potato industry, with attendees having the opportunity to witness first-hand the latest innovations and emerging trends. From commercial breeders introducing new varieties, to agronomists demonstrating advancements in crop protection and researchers on hand to discuss their most recent findings, visitors will have access to a wealth of scientific knowledge and expertise.

The Potatoes in Practice event will take place from 09.00 to 15.30 on 10 August at the James Hutton Institute’s Balruddery Farm, Dundee.

Source: The James Hutton Institute

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