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Contacts - Potato Branch

Potato Branch address: Potato Branch, SASA, Roddinglaw Road, Edinburgh, EH12 9FJ

Head of Potato Branch

Dr T (Triona) Davey 
Tel: +44(0)131 244 6344
Email: spcs@sasa.gov.scot  

Potato Pathology

Pathology Manager: Dr R (Ros) McHugh
Tel: +44(0)131 244 8931
Email: potpath@sasa.gov.scot 

Potato Exports

What are nematodes?

Take a handful of soil from almost anywhere in the world, from the Arctic to the Tropics, from the tops of mountains to the depths of seas, from deserts to swamps, extract the living organisms in water, and among the other forms of life you will find elongate, threadlike, active animals – these are nematodes (or eelworms, or roundworms).  Many of them will just be visible without magnification, but others will only be seen with a good magnifying lens or microscope.

Licence Application for soil, plant material and prohibited organisms

Use this application form if you wish to apply to import or keep soil, plant material or organisms in Scotland that is normally prohibited (The Plant Health (Scotland) Order 2005).

Contact Plant_health_licensing@sasa.gov.scot for more information.


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Pesticides - Useful Links

  • Scottish Government Pesticide webpage - Background information on pesticides and their regulation.
  • Scottish IPM Plan - A plan of integrated pest management activities designed to support Scottish growers in adoption of an integrated approach to control insect pests, weeds and diseases.

Soft Fruit 2006

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Soft Fruit 2001

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Soft Fruit 1998

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