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Fruit for the Future 2019 (Event)

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 inte ... Read more

Open Farm Sunday 2019 (Event)

Come and spend a fun family day at Mylnefield Farm! The Institute will be taking part in Open Farm Sunday 2019 on 9 June. ... Read more

Soft fruit growers told about Brexit impact and opportunities (News)

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 Meet ... Read more

New plant breeder rights partnership between James Hutton Limited and IPRIS (News)

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 p ... Read more

Warmer winters threaten UK blackcurrant farming (News)

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 ... Read more

New demonstration facility in focus at Fruit for the Future 2018 (News)

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 demonst ... Read more

BacHBERRY: soft fruit’s medical potential under the microscope (News)

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 ... Read more

Fruit for the Future 2018 (Event)

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 inter ... Read more

SSCR and Bulrush Soft Fruit Information Day and Winter Meeting (Event)

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 ... Read more

Tasty and healthy: add soft fruit to your Christmas table (News)

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 h ... Read more

Help us shape the future of soft fruit research (News)

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 th ... Read more

Hutton soft fruit innovation in focus at Global Berry Congress (News)

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 ... Read more

Berries may be beneficial for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity (News)

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 pol ... Read more

James Hutton Limited to highlight Glen Dee raspberry at Fruit Logistica (News)

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 emphasi ... Read more

Fruit for the Future 2017 (Event)

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 inter ... Read more

SSCR and Bulrush Soft Fruit Information Day and Winter Meeting 18 February 2016 (Event)

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 ... Read more

Fruit for the Future 2016 (Event)

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 inter ... Read more

Berry LochNESS: Monstrously fruity beer (News)

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 fru ... Read more

Fruit for the Future 2015 (Event)

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. ... Read more

SSCR Soft Fruit Winter Meeting 2015 (Event)

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 ... Read more

Dundee Flower and Food Festival 2014 (Event)

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 ... Read more

SSCR Soft Fruit Winter Meeting (Event)

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 ... Read more

Fruit for the Future 2014 (Event)

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, ... Read more

Berry good news: disease-resistant soft fruit is on the way (News)

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 researc ... Read more


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