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October 10, 2021
Genetic Improvement Networks (GINs) provide a key link between industry and academia to ensure that genetic research addresses the needs of the industry, and help tackle longer-term issues through breeding efforts. The James Hutton Institute and...
July 7, 2021
Join scientists at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee on Thursday 15th July for the 2021 edition of Fruit for the Future, the annual showcase of soft fruit research including scientific presentations, outdoors demonstrations and walks through...
April 4, 2021
The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers has presented its 2021 Matthew Mack Award to soft fruit scientist Dr Rex Brennan, an Honorary Associate of the James Hutton Institute. This triennial award is to recognise distinguished achievements in...
January 1, 2021
Increased demand in berries across Europe meets the challenges brought on by climate change, environmental preservation and the need for new cultivation systems as well as high-quality produce. The new research project BreedingValue, a European...
August 8, 2020
The programme for Fruit for the Future 2020, the James Hutton Institute’s long-running soft fruit themed industry event, has been announced. Usually a well-attended physical gathering, this year FFF is going virtual with a week’s...
July 7, 2020
In recognition of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Fruit for the Future – the James Hutton Institute’s long-running soft fruit themed event – is going virtual for 2020, with updates about new research and varieties delivered...
January 1, 2020
The Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) and Bulrush Horticulture Ltd are holding a joint Soft Fruit Information Day and Winter Meeting at the West Park Conference Centre in Dundee on 13 February 2020. The meeting is free to attend and open...
May 5, 2019
Fruit for the Future is one of the James Hutton Institute’s most successful and long-running industry events and is aimed at farmers, agronomists, representatives of the food and drink industries, researchers and others interested in soft...
April 4, 2019
Come and spend a fun family day at Mylnefield Farm! The Institute will be taking part in Open Farm Sunday 2019 on 9 June.
February 2, 2019
While Brexit can be viewed as a very real threat to the future of Scottish agriculture, it must also now be viewed as an opportunity, albeit not an easy one to grasp. That was one of the main messages of the Soft Fruit Winter Meeting of the...
February 2, 2019
The James Hutton Institute's commercial subsidiary, James Hutton Limited, has announced a partnership with IPRIS, a global organisation focused on helping companies, universities and government labs manage their intellectual property...
December 12, 2018
Warmer winters may not provide sufficient chilling for blackcurrants in the UK, delaying the start of the growing season and resulting in reduced yields and lower fruit quality, researchers have found. Like many fruit crops and woody plants,...
July 7, 2018
The James Hutton Institute will showcase its new raspberry demonstration tunnels at Fruit for the Future, the Institute’s annual soft fruit-themed event, on Thursday 19 July 2018 in Invergowrie near Dundee. The new demonstration tunnels...
February 2, 2018
As the world’s population tries to adapt to climate change, many industries are still heavily reliant on fossil fuel resources to make components in the pharmaceutical, food, cosmetics and other sectors – but the plant kingdom, and...
December 12, 2017
Fruit for the Future is one of the James Hutton Institute’s most successful and long-running industry events and is aimed at farmers, agronomists, representatives of the food and drink industries, scientists and others interested in soft...
December 12, 2017
The Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) and Bulrush Horticulture Ltd are holding a joint Soft Fruit Information Day and Winter Meeting at the Inchture Hotel in Perthshire. The day is free and open to anyone in the soft fruit industry and...
December 12, 2017
In addition to more traditional seasonal dishes, there are good reasons to add some soft fruit to Christmas meals to enjoy extra health benefits, scientists at the James Hutton Institute have said. Researchers at the Institute have teamed with...
November 11, 2017
Did you know products developed at the James Hutton Institute and its forebears are familiar names on supermarket shelves, including popular raspberry varieties such as Glen Ample and Glen Lyon? Also, were you aware of the fact that fifty per...
March 3, 2017
Innovative soft fruit research taking place at the James Hutton Institute, including variety development and the investigation of nutritional aspects of berries, was the focus of a talk offered by Jamie Smith, Business Development Manager of...
February 2, 2017
Consumption of berries may have beneficial effects on health related to type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, neurodegenerative diseases and cancers. The beneficial effects may be due to the presence of protective polyphenol...
January 1, 2017
James Hutton Limited, the commercial arm of the James Hutton Institute, will be attending Fruit Logistica (8th-10th February, Berlin, Germany), in a drive to develop new markets for Hutton soft fruit varieties with an emphasis on new...
January 1, 2017
Fruit for the Future is one of the James Hutton Institute’s most successful and long-running industry events and is aimed at farmers, agronomists, representatives of the food and drink industries, scientists and others interested in soft...
December 12, 2015
The Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) and Bulrush Horticulture Ltd are holding a joint Soft Fruit Information Day and  Winter Meeting at the Inchture Hotel in Perthshire. The day is free and open to anyone in the soft fruit industry...
December 12, 2015
Fruit for the Future is one of the James Hutton Institute’s most successful and long-running industry events and is aimed at farmers, agronomists, representatives of the food and drink industries, scientists and others interested in soft...
April 4, 2015
The Loch Ness Brewery has teamed up with soft fruit experts from the James Hutton Institute and a Fife berry farmer to create a new blackberry beer. Tapping into the growing niche market not just for craft beers but also for fruited brews, the...
February 2, 2015
Fruit for the Future is aimed at farmers, agronomists, representatives of the food and drink industries, scientists and others interested in soft fruit. The event is organised by the James Hutton Institute and sponsored by SSCR. Attendees will...
January 1, 2015
The Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) and HDC are holding a joint Information Day and Soft Fruit Winter Meeting at the James Hutton Institute, Dundee. The day is free and open to anyone in the soft fruit industry and other interested...
September 9, 2014
August 8, 2014
The James Hutton Institute is once again supporting the Dundee Flower and Food Festival and will have a display and talks in the new Food Discovery Marquee. Our display will be looking at the past, present and future of plant and agricultural...
January 1, 2014
The Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) and Bulrush Horticulture Limited are holding a joint Information Day and Soft Fruit Winter Meeting at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dundee. The day is free and open to anyone in the soft fruit...
December 12, 2013
Fruit for the Future is aimed at farmers, agronomists, representatives of the food and drink industries, scientists and others interested in soft fruit. It consists of a seminar programme followed by a tour of the breeding plots, with fruit...
July 7, 2013
Fruit breeders at the James Hutton Institute have revealed they are making progress towards the development of disease-resistant raspberry varieties for both the fresh and processing markets. They were sharing their latest research with soft...

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