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Berry latest research on show at Fruit for the Future 2022

07 July 2022, UK: Join scientists at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee on Thursday 21st July for the 2022 edition of Fruit for the Future, the annual showcase of soft fruit research featuring outdoor demonstrations and walks through experimental plots, presented by the Institute and the Scottish Society for Crop Research.

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. Following its traditional format, the event will feature fruit walks at the Hutton site in Invergowrie. This year the programme includes:

  • Spotted Wing Drosophila soft fruit clinic, Gaynor Malloch, James Hutton Institute: Bring a 200g sample of fruit (raspberries, strawberries, cherries etc) and Hutton staff will test it for the presence of SWD. Results will be sent to you in confidence.
  • Updates from the Raspberry Breeding Programme, Nikki Jennings, James Hutton Limited: Come and see our most advanced floricane and primocane genotypes from the  Raspberry Breeding Programme, which aims to develop new, robust raspberry varieties with superior quality and tolerance to pathogens, especially Phytophthora root rot, which are suitable for the whole supply chain and economical to grow. 
  • Introduction to the Redcurrant and Mixed Ribes Breeding Programme, Amanda Moura, James Hutton Limited.
  • Weed Control Without Chemistry, Andrew Christie, James Hutton Limited.
  • Improving Breeding Value for the Sustainable Development of Berry Cultivars, Susan McCallum, James Hutton Institute
  • Progress in the Blackberry Breeding Programme, Nikki Jennings, James Hutton Limited.  

The event is free to attend, but pre-registration is essential. Book your place at Two BASIS points will be available to delegates.

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