Soft Fruit Winter Meeting and Information Day: 13 February 2020

The Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) and Bulrush Horticulture Ltd are holding a joint Information Day and Soft Fruit Winter Meeting at the West Park Conference Centre, Perth Road, Dundee on 13 February 2020. The day is free and open to anyone in the soft fruit industry and other interested parties.


4 BASIS and 3 NRoSO points have been awarded to this event.


Registration and coffee is from 9.30am and there will be various opportunities throughout the day to visit the trade stands. Lunch and refreshments will be provided free of charge

Full programme of talks and trade stands below.

09:30    Registration / Coffee and view trade stands


10:15    Introduction and welcome

10:30    Overcoming the challenges of controlled environment production

             Philippe Mozzanegga, Liberty Produce

10:50    An introduction to the development and progression of Honeyberry cultivation and research in Scotland

             Louise Gamble, James Hutton Institute

11:10    SSCR project: Parasitoids of SWD

             Carolyn Mitchell, James Hutton Institute

11:20    SSCR project: Camera traps for bees: towards automated monitoring of pollinator activity in cherry

             Dominic Williams, James Hutton Limited

11:30    The Magic of Adjuvants

             David Booty, OMEX Agriculture Ltd

11:50  Collaborative Science in Agriculture

             Jamie Smith, James Hutton Limited

12:10   Questions for morning session speakers

12:30    Lunch, view trade stands


13.30    Progress and promising selections from the blueberry breeding programme

             Susan McCallum, James Hutton Institute

13.50    Crumbly fruit in red raspberry: new findings

             Luca Scolari, James Hutton Institute

14:10    SSCR project: Examining chemical controls and potential for resistance in Phytophthora rubi and fragariae   isolates

             Eleanor Gilroy, James Hutton Institute

14:25    Progress from the RBC raspberry breeding programme

             Nikki Jennings, James Hutton Limited

14:45   2019 highlights of AHDB fruit research

             Scott Raffle, AHDB

15:05    Questions for afternoon session speakers

15:20    View trade stands, posters and depart

Trade stands

Attendees are encouraged to visit the trade stands from Bulrush Horticulture, XL Horticulture, Ripple Aquaplast, James Hutton Limited and OMEX.


Registration for this event is now closed but if you would like to attend, please check availability with Pam Cassidy on 01382 568 751 or Email