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Fruit for the Future 2013

Industry event
18 July 2013, 1.15-6pm: Free
at the James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee
for farmers, agronomists, food and drink industries and scientists
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This year’s annual Fruit for the Future event will feature talks on the James Hutton Institute fruit breeding programmes, new and emerging pest and diseases of soft fruit, and research on new crop opportunities.

Field tours will enable visitors to see and taste the latest new raspberries in the breeding plots, hear about new methods for assessing environmental impacts on plants and see some of our experimental work on national and international projects. A range of trade stands will also be available for visitors.

The event is for farmers, agronomists, representatives of the food and drink industries, scientists and others interested in soft fruit and consists of a seminar programme followed by a tour of the breeding plots, with fruit tasting and current field experiments.

Book now!

Book your place for Fruit for the Future online now. Attendance at this event is completely free and booking your tickets in advance will speed up your arrival.


Registration in the marquee from 1.15pm. Tea and coffee will be available on arrival and there will be time to to view the trade stands and networking.

  • 2pm: Introduction – Rex Brennan, James Hutton Institute
  • 2.10pm: Blowing raspberries at ordinary raspberries – Stuart Stubbins, Raspberry Breeding Consortium
  • 2.40pm: Diaporthe (Phomopsis) – Charles Lane, FERA
  • 3pm: Transferability of highbush blueberry markers to wild blaeberries – Susan McCallum, James Hutton Institute
  • 3.30pm: Networking and refreshments
  • 4pm: Monitoring water stress in soft fruit – Danny Cullen, James Hutton Institute
  • 4.30pm: Raspberry breeding: New selections – Nikki Jennings, Mylnefield Research Services
  • 5.15pm: Climafruit – Alex Foito, James Hutton Institute
  • 6pm: Additional networking time and finish


The event is being held at the James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie and directions can be found below. 

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.