The outputs from the project can be found below. These include presentations from the winter conference, grower story and factsheets which provide background information, an insight into what is currently happening within the work packages of the project and how this will benefit the potato industry.
Resistance in different potato varieties is a key tool for control of PCN populations.
This factsheet defines what is meant by susceptible, partially resistant, and highly resistant varieties as well as explaining how resistance scores are calculated.
The Barnyards field trial 2022 report - A field trial investigating the resistance and tolerance characteristics of eleven potato varieties to Globodera pallida in Scotland
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 G…
Project Report Year One - Delivering a sustainable potato industry for Scotland through management of potato cyst nematode (PCN)
A summary report of progress made across the work packages addressed by the PCN working group in year one.
Glyphosate is the main herbicide used to control potato groundkeepers. A desk based study has been undertaken to review alternative control methods and this report considers chemical, non-chemical, and integrated options while providing information on the consequences if glyphosate was not available as a control option.
The results from the 2022 demonstration trial held at Barnyards by kind permission of Neill Smith were presented by Phillip Burgess (scottishpotatoes.org) and Eric Anderson (Scottish Agronomy).