Previous Events

PCN Action Scotland Winter Conference

17th January 2023

James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee, DD2 5DA 

The presentations from the conference can be found under the Project Outputs tab. 

At the conference, a number of people involved in the project presented some of the work that they have been doing regarding PCN. Topics discussed included the demonstration trials at Barnyards in 2022, current trends in PCN contamination, PCN around the world and new technologies for delivering resistance

There was also two workshops which delegates participated in: the development of a decision support system and legislation surrounding PCN.  


PCN Angus Trial Site Open Day

PCN Action Scotland held an Open Day near Forfar, Angus on 16th August 2022. There were morning and afternoon sessions and both sessions offered the chance to:

  • See a demonstration of Globodera pallida resistant varieties and the difference between tolerance and intolerance to PCN.
  • Speak with people involved in the project from the James Hutton Institute, SRUC and Scottish Agronomy about PCN trials and research.
  • Hear from Jim Wilson (SoilEssentials) about groundkeeper control and Martin Cessford (Angus Horticulture) about chitinous soil amendment.


Potatoes in Practice 2022

James Hutton Institute's Balruddery Farm, Fowlis, DD2 5LJ   

PCN Action Scotland were in action at Potatoes in Practice on Thursday 11th August 2022. We had a demonstration of commercially available varieties with resistance to G. pallida, as well as advanced breeding lines on show. Work package leaders and other experts were in attendance to answer your questions. Dr Philip Burgess presented a seminar outlining progress with the project to date and future plans. 

22 Aug 2023, 11am - 3pm
Barnyards Farm in Tannadice (Forfar) will once again be opening its door to facilitate a day of discussions about PCN (Potato cyst nematode). The open day will be held on Tuesday the 22nd of August between 11-3pm.
10 Aug 2023, 10am - 3pm
PCN Action Scotland will be at Potatoes in Practice in 2023. For more information about the event can be found at