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Fruit for the Future 2020: all-new and virtual format

Fruit for the Future is the Institute's long-running soft fruit themed event
“We are delighted to present a new format for Fruit for the Future, which we hope will make it possible for even more people to engage with the latest research and development on soft fruit, and that it can collectively be used as a focal point to meet and interact in a virtual way.”

In recognition of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Fruit for the Future – the James Hutton Institute’s long-running soft fruit themed event – is going virtual for 2020, with updates about new research and varieties delivered through online videos over the course of a week, starting on Monday 24th August.

The event will feature an introduction from Dr Jonathan Snape, head of James Hutton Limited, the Institute's commercial subsidiary, and Peter Thomson, chair of the Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) Soft Fruit Committee, followed by updates on each of the soft fruit breeding programmes: raspberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, blackberries and the all-new honeyberries.

There will be announcements about new and upcoming soft fruit varieties, plus a virtual Q&A session at the end of the week, offering the chance to interact with fruit breeders.

Dr Jonathan Snape said: “We are delighted to present a new format for Fruit for the Future, which we hope will make it possible for even more people to engage with the latest research and development on soft fruit, and that it can collectively be used as a focal point to meet and interact in a virtual way.”

To register for the event and receive details on how to join the Fruit for the Future 2020 virtual programme, please email events@hutton.ac.uk.

More information from: 

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


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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.