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SSCR Soft Fruit Winter Meeting 16 February 2017

Industry event
16 February 2017, 11am to 4pm: Free or £15*
at James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, DD2 5DA
for SSCR Members, the soft fruit industry and interested parties
An image of blueberries from a research project

The Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) is holding their Soft Fruit Winter Meeting at the James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie. The event is open to anyone in the soft fruit industry and other interested parties. Lunch and refreshments will be provided for all attendees free of charge.


10:30       Registration / Coffee

11:00       Introduction and welcome
11:10       Spotted Wing Drosophila - an update on research in the UK
                Michelle Fountain, NIAB EMR
11:35       SSCR Project: The occurrence and diversity of mycorrhizal fungi found in blueberry
                Susan McCallum, James Hutton Institute
11:45       New Certification Scheme for Raspberries
                Alison Dolan, James Hutton Institute
11:55       SSCR Project: Understanding dormancy and the chill requirement of raspberry
                Nikki Jennings, James Hutton Limited
12:05      SSCR Project: Are symbiotic bacteria involved in vine weevil adaptation ability?
                Pilar Morera Margarit, James Hutton Institute
12:15       Lunch, view trade stands

13.45       SSCR Project: Phytochemical assessment of Honeyberry (Lonicera caerula) and its comparison to other soft grown in Scotland
                Dorota Jarret, James Hutton Limited
13.55       Berries and Human Health: an update
                Gordon McDougall, Jame Hutton Institute
14:10       SSCR Project: Developing a research framework to support the Scottish cherry industry
                Julie Graham, the James Hutton Institute
14:20       Coffee break

14:35       SSCR Project: Crumbly fruit, does the environment play a part?
                Luca Scolari, James Hutton Institute
14:45       Updates from the RBC Raspberry Breeding Programme
                Nikki Jennings, James Hutton Limited
15:05       The latest results from AHDB funded fruit research
                Scott Raffle, AHDB
15:30       Depart

BASIS Points

A total of 4 BASIS points have been allocated to this event.

Trade stands

  • Bulrush Horticulture Ltd
  • Fargro Ltd
  • Hortech Solutions
  • Hortifeeds
  • OMEX Agriculture Ltd
  • Koppert UK
  • Ripple Aquaplast
  • Solufeed Ltd
  • XL Horticulture


Spaces at this event are limited and attendees are requested to pre-register so that sufficient catering can be provided.

Please note that this meeting is free for SSCR members but there is a £15 attendance fee for non-members. Membership of SSCR costs £15 a year which allows you to attend all the crop winter meetings free of charge and there will be the opportunity to join at the meeting.

For more information and to register for the meeting, please contact:

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


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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.