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SPot Farm Scotland - Bruce Farms - Perthshire

20 February 2018


W P Bruce Ltd (, Hallyards Farm, Meigle, Perthshire  PH12 8RA - Map

Located in Perthshire, Bruce Farms sits just outside the village of Meigle in one of Scotland’s finest growing areas.
Potatoes are grown across 270ha of owned and rented land.

Commercially varieties grown on the farm include Maris Piper, Maris Peer, Saxon, Osprey and Bartlett’s renowned Rooster variety.
Planting usually begins in late-March and harvesting can take place any time up to the end of September.

Discussion topics 2019 include:

  • cultivations
  • nutrition
  • seed spacing
  • precision technology.

Events 2019


Claire Hodge

Knowledge Exchange Manager

AHDB Potatoes

07771 798552

Archive SPot Programme Demonstrations

  • Cultivations
  • Nutrition
  • Seed Spacing
  • Seed Sourcing
  • Cover Crops
  • Precision​

2018 Programme

Results 2018 - Overview

  • Nitrogen applications can be cut without decreasing yield
  • Variable rate seed planting benefits seed and salad crops
  • Reducing cultivation depths and removing bedtilling saves money and increases yield

More detail on 2018 results here

2017 programme

Results from 2017 trials

2017 trials explained below


Seed Spacing


Cover Crops