Dr Philip Burgess

Work package 8 leader Dr Philip Burgess
Leader of scottishpotatoes.org

Phil leads scottishpotatoes.org which is a partnership of SRUC, The Hutton and SASA, the purpose of which is to support the Scottish potato industry through the promotion and translation of research and technological innovations. In his role as lead consultant and researcher for scottishpotatoes, he aims to bridge the gap between researchers and on farm consultancy. A pathologist by training, his career has spanned both research and commercial production of seed and ware potatoes.


The Barnyards field trial 2022 report - A field trial investigating the resistance and tolerance characteristics of eleven potato varieties to Globodera pallida in Scotland

August 2023

In 2022 a field trial was established which aimed to provide information on the integrated control of Globodera pallida. This report publishes the results of the field trial planted at Barnyards Farm on 02/05/2022 - a location with a moderate-high PCN population. The trial consisted of 11 potato varieties (Cara, Maris Peer, Elland, Innovator, Eurostar, Buster, Amanda, Karelia, Cinderella, Lanorma, and Tyson) with varying levels of resistance to both G. Pallida and GRostochiensis (Table 1). Replicates of each variety were treated with either Nemathorin 10G (30 kg/ha, a.i. Fosthiazate) or left untreated.