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Hutton soft fruit innovation in focus at Global Berry Congress

Raspberries bred at the James Hutton Institute
"It was a real honour to be invited to speak to delegates interested in discussing the biggest issues in the berry business"

Innovative soft fruit research taking place at the James Hutton Institute, including variety development and the investigation of nutritional aspects of berries, was the focus of a talk offered by Jamie Smith, Business Development Manager of James Hutton Limited - the Institute's commercial subsidiary - at the Global Berry Congress in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 27-29 March 2017.

The Global Berry Congress is one of the most important meetings for leading players in the global berry industry, attracting more than 350 senior executives from over 30 countries from the fresh berry supply chain, from food retail to production. The 2017 event concentrates around themes of innovation, trends and market development, and features workshops on subjects related to blueberries, raspberries and honeyberries.

Jamie said: “It was a real honour and a pleasure to be invited to speak to delegates interested in discussing the biggest issues in the berry business.

"My presentation highlighted the cutting-edge research we are involved in, such as applications for marker assistance in speed breeding, imaging technologies for plant stress signals and nutritional profiling.”

Jamie also used the opportunity to promote new James Hutton Limited varieties which are available for trialling and to source additional interest in a new blueberry breeding consortium.

For more information on James Hutton Limited's commercial offering visit their website.

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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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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.