Previous Events

To find out more about these previous events please click on the links below. 

12 Aug 2021, 8am - 4pm
On the 12th of August 2021, The James Hutton Institute will host Potatoes in Practice - the largest field-based potato event in the UK (

The Plant Health Centre will have an exhibitors stall and we will be engaging with our stakeholders about their plant health needs, and promoting recent activities of the centre.
21 Jun 2021 9am - 1 Jul 2021 5pm
The first International Plant Health Conference has been postponed until 28th June - 1st July 2021. Hosted by the government of Finland, the Conference theme is “Protecting Plant Health in a Changing World” and it will be one of the key events of the International Year of Plant Health.
3 Jun 2021, 9am - 11am
Over the course of two hours, speakers from the Plant Health Centre will update you on our recent, current and potential projects - including recently completed research that assessed large-scale biosecurity risks to Scotland from landscaping and infra-structure plantings, non-specialist and online horticultural sales, and large-scale tree plantings for environmental benefits. There will be a mixture of live talks, and ‘anytime’ content that you can view when it suits you.
10 May 2021 9am - 16 May 2021 5pm
Following from the successful Plant Health Week 2020 (21-27 Sept) Defra is hosting the UK’s Plant Health Week 2021, in collaboration with multiple organisations in the plant and forestry sectors, which will include a number of events around the UK. Further information will follow as it becomes available.
2 Mar 2021 9am - 4 Mar 2021 5pm
As part of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) the Royal Society of Biology, Fera Science Ltd, DEFRA, APHA, CK Consulting, CreativeConnection, UKRI-BBSRC and Defra’s Chief Plant Health Officer Nicola Spence are collaborating to arrange an innovative ‘Plant Health Summit for Future Leaders’
3 Feb 2021, 12pm - 1pm
CHAP, Agri-EPI and Cranfield University are hosting a free webinar to jointly showcase their state-of-the-art Phenotyping & Soil Health Facility.
4 Nov 2020, 9am - 5pm
Online Conference run by the Royal Entomological Society on "the role of insects in plant health"
2 Nov 2020 9am - 27 Nov 2020 5pm
The National Tree Officers Virtual Conference 2020 consists of 4 weeks of presentations from international speakers about planning, planting, species selection, pests and diseases and much more.
27 Sep 2020, 9am - 5pm
During the UK Plant Health Week (part of the UN's International Year of Plant Health) the PHC will be launching our 'Key Principles to minimise plant health risks in Scotland' and bringing these principles to life through a series of stand-alone news pieces, each highlighting the importance of plant health to some of Scotland's iconic plant-based assets.