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SSCR and Bulrush Soft Fruit Information Day and Winter Meeting

Industry event
15 February 2018: Free
at Inchture Hotel, Perthshire PH14 9RN
for the soft fruit industry and interested parties
2016 meeting attendees

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 industry and other interested parties.


Delegates will receive 4 BASIS points and 1 NRoSO point on attendance.


09:30    Registration / Coffee and view trade stands


10:15    Introduction and welcome

10:25    Update of AHDB Project CP138: Transition to responsibly sourced growing media

            Chloe Whiteside, ADAS

10:45    Managing yield instability in blueberries

            Antonios Petridis, James Hutton Limited

11:05    Steps to support the Scottish cherry industry

            Julie Graham, James Hutton Institute

11:25    SSCR project: how does fruit develop in raspberry? A visual approach

            Luca Scolari, James Hutton Institute

11:35    SSCR project: soil carbon stock desity on honeyberry farms

            Matt Aitkenhead, James Hutton Institute

11:45    Advances in Foliar Nutrition

            Richard Cameron, Omex Agriculture Ltd

12:05    New Soft Fruit Projects in 2017/2018

            Jamie Smith, James Hutton Limited

12:15    Questions for morning session speakers

12:30    Lunch, view trade stands


13.30    Utilising resources now and in the future

             Alasdair Allan, Agri-Tech

13.50    New biopesticide options for soft fruit

            Paul Tate, Fargro Ltd

14:10    SSCR project: Blueberry seedling establishment

            Susan McCallum, James Hutton Institute

14:20    SSCR project: Do vine weevil larvae produce antimicrobial substances to avoid colonisation by the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium brunneum (anisopliae)?    

            Pilar Morera Margarit, James Hutton Institute

14:30    Progress from the RBC raspberry breeding programme

            Nikki Jennings, James Hutton Limited

14:50    2017 highlights of AHDB fruit research

            Scott Raffle, AHDB

15:10    Questions for afternoon session speakers

15:25    View trade stands, posters and depart


Trade stands

Brinkman Ltd Ltd

Clydesdale Trading Society

Fargro Ltd

International Water Solutions Ltd

James Hutton Group

Koppert UK Ltd


Omex Agriculture Ltd

Scottish Society for Crop Research

XL Horticulture Ltd



This event is free of charge but attendees are requested to pre-register so that sufficient catering can be provided.

Please confirm your attendance by no later than 8th February 2018 to:

Pam Cassidy
Events Co-ordinator
The James Hutton Institute
Dundee DD2 5DA
Tel: 01382 568 751


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