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Fruit for the Future 2020: programme announced

Fruit for the Future is the Institute's long-running soft fruit themed event
“This year the event will feature a week’s worth of online updates from each of the soft fruit breeding programmes: raspberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, blackberries and the all-new honeyberries”

The programme for Fruit for the Future 2020, the James Hutton Institute’s long-running soft fruit themed industry event, has been announced. Usually a well-attended physical gathering, this year FFF is going virtual with a week’s worth of online updates from each of the soft fruit breeding programmes: raspberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, blackberries and the all-new honeyberries, with a Q&A session with Hutton soft fruit experts.

The challenges of 2020 have been more significant than anyone could have imagined. COVID-19 and Brexit have layered new levels of complexity on growers, coming on top of existing legislative pressures and net-zero and sustainable production targets to address climate and biodiversity crises.

As in previous years, Fruit for the Future 2020 will pull together farmers, agronomists, representatives of the food and drink industries, researchers and others interested in soft fruit. Starting on Monday 24th August, the programme will include:

Monday 24th August

Tuesday 25th 

Wednesday 26th 

Thursday 27th 

Friday 28th 

Registration is now open and delegates will be able to claim three BASIS and two NRoSo points; email events@hutton.ac.uk to book your place and receive details on how to join, stating your BASIS/NRoSo numbers if you wish to claim points. Fruit for the Future is presented by the James Hutton Institute and the Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR).

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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