Work Package 9 - Policy

This work package is being led by Jon Pickup (SASA)



To influence change in government policy to safeguard Scottish land from PCN and create a coordinated control strategy for infested land.


Influence change on Scottish Government policy surrounding the following areas related to PCN:

  • Review potential incorporation of special PCN-free status to protect land from future infection with PCN.
  • Review statutory control measures to enhance PCN management, including increasing the planting of PCN resistant potato seed in the proximity of existing or previous infestations.
  • Incentivisation for landowners to be involved and engaged in long-term PCN management.
  • Assess the lack of regulation of ware land for PCN management.  
  • Increasing soil testing provisions and sampling precision within Scotland by reviewing equipment and laboratory space.


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