The James Hutton Institute is probably the world's largest potato reasearch centre and the Commonwealth Potato Collection has one of the world's most diverse and well-characterised collections of potato germplasm. James Hutton Limited is in the fortunate position to easily access the expertise and facilities of both of these and, through its own experienced team of breeders, can offer commercial potato breeding programmes for both the fresh and processing sectors for customers in the UK or overseas as well as bespoke crosses using proprietary germplasm.
James Hutton Limited also licenses new varieties and trials crop protection and crop nutrition products. In addition, our molecular diagnostics service is able to offer genotyping services as well as screening germplasm for specific molecular markers. We also offer a service to analyse soil for common species of free living nematode, especially those that vector Tobacco Rattle Virus (TRV).
These are just a few examples of varieties and true potato seed available for trials and licensing.