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SSCR and Bulrush Soft Fruit Information Day and Winter Meeting 18 February 2016

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

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. BASIS and NRoSO points have been applied for and will be available to attendees on the day.


09:30       Registration / Coffee and view trade stands

10:15       Introduction and welcome
10:25       P4 – Responsible sourcing of growing media – an overview
                Paul Alexander and Neil Bragg, Bulrush Horticulture
10:55       SSCR project: Spotted Wing Drosophila and 2015 update
                Alison Dolan and Gaynor Malloch, the James Hutton Institute
11:15       SSCR project: Thermal imaging as a non-destructive method to detect root rot stress in raspberry
                Dominic Williams, the James Hutton Limited
11:30       Current blueberry developments and how they can translate towards a UK cherry model
                Susan McCallum and Julie Graham, the James Hutton Institute
11:50       New developments in nutrition
                David Marks, Omex Agriculture
12:20       Questions for morning session speakers
12:30       Lunch, view trade stands

13.30       Strawberry breeding at EMR
                Adam Whitehouse, East Malling Research
13.55       New developments in tunnel films
                Les Lane, XL Horticulture
14:15       SSCR project: Feeding our foes
                Carolyn Mitchell, the James Hutton Institute
14:25       An update from the RBC raspberry breeding programme
                Nikki Jennings, James Hutton Limited
14:45       SSCR project: Above and belowground interactions in agro-ecosystems: an ecological network approach
                Peter Orrell, the James Hutton Institute jointly with Newcastle University
15:00       AHDB funded research in soft fruit
                Scott Raffle, AHDB
15:20       Questions for afternoon session speakers

15:35       Honeyberry – the world’s tastiest secret is now in Scotland
                Stewart Arbuckle, P A Arbuckle & Sons and Logie Cassells, LoveHoneyberry         
15:45       View trade stands and depart

Trade stands

Agralan Ltd

Brinkman UK Ltd

Bulrush Horticulture

Clydesdale Trading Society

Fargro Ltd

James Hutton Group


Omex Agriculture

Ripple Aquaplast


XL Horticulture



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 11th February 2016 to:

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



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