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Plans unveiled for new International Potato Innovation Centre in Scotland

Plans have been unveiled for a new International Potato Innovation Centre (IPIC) in Scotland, at an estimated cost of £40 million. It is to be constructed at James Hutton Institute’s Mylnefield campus and partner the International Barley Hub, which is already under construction and likely to be completed in 2024.

Prof Lesley Torrance, director of science at the institute, said there was a definite need for such a facility. The new glasshouses will allow breeders to make the most of the genetic variation within the Commonwealth Potato Collection already housed at JHI with an ‘industry-led’ approach to be taken.


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