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Soft Fruit Winter Meeting 2013

The winter meeting of the Soft Fruit Sub-committee of the Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) will be held at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee on Tuesday 5 February.

There will be a range of speakers and poster presentations at the event as follows.


  • Michelle Fountain, East Malling Research
    Spotted Wing Drosophila
  • Dr Nick Birch and Dr Tom Shepherd, James Hutton Institute
    Testing improved lures to attract raspberry beetle for precision monitoring: Results to date
  • Dr Stuart MacFarlane, James Hutton Institute
    Getting to grips with the raspberry leaf and bud mite-transmitted virus RLBV
  • Nikki Jennings, Mylnefield Research Services
    New prospects from the UKRBC raspberry breeding programme
  • Dr Susan McCallum, James Hutton Institute
    Transferability of highbush blueberry markers to wild blaeberries
  • Dorota Jarret, Mylnefield Research Services
    Effect of Primocane Management Herbicides on Fruit Quality in Raspberry
  • Dr Rob Hancock, James Hutton Institute
    Collateral benefits of fungicide treatment in blackcurrant: improved flavour and enhanced antioxidants


  • J. Graham, S. N. Johnson, A. J. Karley, C. Mitchell, M. Woodhead, R. M. Brennan and D. Cooke: How root and shoot traits of soft fruit contribute to pest and disease resistance.
  • D.W. Cullen, M. Woodhead, H. A. Ross, C. G. Simpson, P. D. Hallett, C. A. Hackett and J. Graham: Developing breeding and selection tools to reduce spoilage of soft fruit and wastage in the supply chain.

The meeting starts at 1.30pm in the New Seminar Room and tea and coffee will be available. Basis and NRoSO points will be awarded to attendees.

Although the meeting is aimed primarily at members of SSCR; new members are always welcome and it will be possible to join the society on the day.

Please confirm your attendance to Alison Dolan by telephoning 0844 928 5428 (ext 8866) or direct line 01382 568866 or emailing Alison.Dolan@hutton.ac.uk.