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Fruit for the Future 2022

Industry event
21 July 2022, 3pm to 6.30pm, Free
at the James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA
for farmers, agronomists, food and drink industries and researchers
Image of blueberries on a hand, with the FFF logo

Join scientists at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee on Thursday 21 July for the 2022 edition of Fruit for the Future, the annual showcase of soft fruit research including scientific presentations, outdoors demonstrations and walks through experimental plots, presented by the Institute and the Scottish Society for Crop Research.

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 fruit. The event programme is as follows:

15:00 Registration

  • Spotted Wing Drosophila Soft Fruit Clinic, Gaynor Malloch, James Hutton Institute: Bring a 200g sample of fruit (raspberries, strawberries, cherries etc) to event. Staff will test for the presence of SWD and results will be sent to you in confidence.

15:15 Official opening and welcome: Peter Thomson

15:30 Tours start. Each tour will last 20 minutes with ten minutes for questions.

  • Updates from the Raspberry Breeding Programme, Nikki Jennings, James Hutton Institute
  • Introduction to the Redcurrant and Mixed Ribes Breeding Programme, Amanda Moura, James Hutton Limited
  • Weed Control Without Chemistry, Andrew Christie, James Hutton Limited
  • Improving Breeding Value for the Sustainable Development of Berry Cultivars, Susan McCallum, James Hutton Institute
  • Progress in the Blackberry Breeding Programme, Nikki Jennings, James Hutton Limited

18:00 Cream tea and raspberry tasting 

18:30 Event closes

2 BASIS points will be available at this event.

Please register for this event on the Fruit for the Future Eventbrite page.

For any additional enquiries, please email

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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.