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Berry latest research on show at Fruit for the Future 2019

Blind tasting session at Fruit for the Future (c) James Hutton Institute
"Fruit for the Future is one of the James Hutton Institute’s most successful and long-running industry events"

Join us at our Invergowrie site, near Dundee, on Thursday 25th July for the 2019 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 James Hutton Institute and the Scottish Society for Crop Research.

This year's event will feature an official opening by Ben MacPherson MSP, the Scottish Government's Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development.

Highlights of the 2019 programme include:

  • Spotted Wing Drosophila Soft Fruit Clinic, Alison Dolan, James Hutton Institute
  • Integration of automated mildew control with UV-C in Integrated Pest Management strategies, Peter Melis, Research Centre Hoogstraten
  • Understanding the causes of 'crumbly fruit' in red raspberries, Luca Scolari, James Hutton Institute
  • What could apps ever do for the soft fruit industry?, Matt Aitkenhead, James Hutton Institute and Marcus Travers, SoilEssentials
  • Progress from the raspberry breeding programme, Nikki Jennings, James Hutton Ltd
  • Blueberry breeding at the James Hutton Institute, Susan McCallum, James Hutton Institute
  • Farming and Water Scotland: is the answer in the soil?, Gavin Elrick, SAC and Catherine Bernasconi, SEPA

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.

For a full event programme, directions to the event site and further details, please see the event page.

More information from: 

Bernardo Rodriguez-Salcedo, Media Manager, Tel: +44 (0)1224 395089 (direct line), +44 (0)344 928 5428 (switchboard) or +44 (0)7791 193918 (mobile).


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