Previous Events

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

2 Jul 2020, 9am - 10pm
Due to Covid-19, Arable Scotland moved to a virtual format this year. There was a series of webinars, videos, podcasts, articles, press coverage and resources delivered online to continue to deliver the important messages and content of this key industry event. This year’s theme was ‘alternative crops’ covering novel crops, pulses, intercropping and oats.
1 Jul 2020 9am - 2 Jul 2020 5pm
The Treescapes2020 conference will now take place on the 30th June and 1st July 2021 at the University of Birmingham. This unique event brings together the research and woodland practitioner communities with the aim of capturing priorities and concerns of stakeholders.
20 Apr 2020 9am - 21 Apr 2020 5pm
‘Our Plants, Our future’ is a 2-day scientific conference at the Royal Society to mark the International Year of Plant Health 2020 and showcase the best of UK plant health science to a national and international audience of invited scientists and key influencers. Gerry Saddler (Scotland's Chief Plant Health Officer) and Ian Toth (Director of the Plant Health Centre) will present at the conference.
12 Mar 2020, 9am - 3pm
Scotland’s Plant Health Conference, a joint event between the Scottish Government, Scotland’s Plant Health Centre, SNH, HTA and Scottish Forestry, took place on Thursday 12th March 2020 at Novotel Edinburgh Park. Conference presentations are available on our events page.
25 Feb 2020 9am - 26 Feb 2020 5pm
The Association for Crop Protection in Northern Britain (CPNB) - Chaired by Fiona Burnett - Plant Health Centre Sector Lead for Agriculture - are please to announce the CPNB 2020 Conference entitled 'Environmental Management & Crop Production'.
7 Feb 2020, 7pm - 9pm
As a kick off to the International Year of Plant Health 2020, Ian Toth will present a public lecture on Pests, Pathogens and Food Security at the Curious Minds event organised by the Perthshire Society of Natural Science and Culture Perth and Kinross at the Soutar Lecture Theatre, AK Bell Library, Perth PH2 8EP.
27 Jan 2020 9am - 28 Jan 2020 5pm
Defra are hosting a UK Plant Health Conference at Sand Hutton, York on 27 & 28 January 2020.
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11 Sep 2019, 9am - 5pm
PhD students, researchers, agronomists, horticulturalists, and anyone interested in plant diseases are invited to a one-day workshop on practical techniques in plant diagnostics covering core diagnostic skills; diseases in crops, trees, and ornamental plants; remote sensing and surveillance and advances in molecular detection.
2 Sep 2019 9am - 5 Sep 2019 5pm
Presentation by Ian Toth at the European Association for Potato Research Pathogens and Pests Section Meeting in Neuchatel, Switzerland