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Fruit for the Future 2023

Industry event
Thursday 27th July, 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 27th July for the 2023 edition of Fruit for the Future, the annual showcase of soft fruit research including scientific presentations, outdoor demonstrations, walks through experimental plots, followed by a cream tea and tasters. The event is proudly 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. 


15:00 Registration

Spotted Wing Drosophila Soft Fruit Clinic - Gaynor Malloch

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

15:30 Tours start.

Each tour will last 20 minutes with ten minutes for questions.

Update on the blackcurrant breeding programme - Amanda Moura

Update on raspberry/blackberry breeding programme (TBC) - Nikki Jennings

Progress in the blueberry breeding programme - Susan McCallum

Machine harvesting - Andrew Christie

The novel use of remote tools to study plant-pollinator interactions in Scottish fruit crops - Jane Devlin

18:00 Raspberry tasters and cream tea

18:30 Event closes

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.