Large-scale potato industry event takes root in Scotland

PiP_2016A one-day technical potato industry event scheduled for next week will see growers, seed breeders, plant health officials, agronomists and scientists come together to discuss the key challenges and opportunities in the sector. Potatoes in Practice 2017 (PiP) – held on Thursday August 10, at the James Hutton Institute’s Balruddery Farm near Dundee – is described as the largest event of its kind in the UK. Attendees can review crop varieties and the results of new crop treatments, attend live machinery demonstrations and discover the latest research on current issues. Meanwhile topics like market intelligence, apps and diagnostic tools, late blight and agronomy, will feature as part of the day’s seminar programme. More