Potato Cyst Nematode Project (PCN Project)

The group intends to address a serious problem facing seed potato growers in east Scotland and Angus in particular – the spread of PCN.

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Field Lab Timeline

    7/24/2019 11:00:00 PM
  • First group meeting

    Analysing farmers attitudes to PCN and how to raise awareness and publicise measures that can reduce the spread of PCN.

    First group meeting
  • 8/15/2019 11:00:00 PM
  • Second group meeting

    Discussing mitigation measures – rotation length, varietal choice, bio stimulants, chemical control, volunteers, general biosecurity. Potentially drawing up a KTIF application.

    Second group meeting
  • 9/25/2019 11:00:00 PM
  • Third group meeting

    Analysing innovation – potential for new diagnostic tests, and better ways to identify PCN hotspots through remote sensing (satellites)

    Third group meeting
  • 10/23/2019 11:00:00 PM
  • Fourth group meeting

    Collating information and analysing findings

    Fourth group meeting
  • 12/18/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Project Plan

    Project Plan
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