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Fruit for the Future 2014

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Industry event
17 July 2014, 1.15-6.30pm: Free
at the James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA
for farmers, agronomists, food and drink industries and scientists
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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 tasting and current field experiments.


The winner of the bottle of whisky donated by the Scottish Society for Crop Research from attendee pre-registrations was Thierry Thielmans of Viridaxis. To be in with another chance of winning a bottle of whisky fill in our Fruit for the Future questionnaire.

The 2014 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
  • research on new crop opportunities.
  • the chance to see and taste the latest new raspberries in the breeding plots
  • new methods for assessing environmental impacts on plants
  • see some of our experimental work on national and international projects
  • a range of trade stands.



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


If you have any queries or wish further information, please contact: Sharon Neilson, Events Coordinator, Fruit for the Future, The James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA. Email:, Tel: +44 (0)344 928 5428.

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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.