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Technical note May update: Biofumigation to suppress pests, weeds and diseases

Read the latest Technical Note, TN735 from the Farm Advisory Service.

Professor Lesley Torrance announced as Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Professor Lesley Torrance, Director of Science at the James Hutton Institute, has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), a body which contributes to the social,...

Blight map reveals evolution of potato disease in Europe in 2019

An international consortium including the James Hutton Institute which tracks the European spatial distribution of Phytophthora infestans, the plant pathogen responsible for potato late blight, has updated the distribution of the pathogen by adding new...

Virus control in seed potato crop

Latest on Virus control in seed potato crop from the Scottish Aphid-Borne Virus Working Group, April 2020.  

Scottish seed potato industry quashes virus allegations

Scottish seed potato growers have come out strongly in defence of their production standards amid accusations of unacceptable viral infection in 2019 crops. Read more on the Farmers Guardian website....