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Welcome to SSCR

The Scottish Society for Crop Research functions through its crop sub-committees for combinable and energy crops, potatoes and soft fruit organising indoor and outdoor events to disseminate research findings and other information of relevance to their respective industries.

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SSCR supports the annual Cereals in Practice, Fruit for the Future and Potatoes in Practice field events hosted and organised by The James Hutton Institute.

Latest News

  • The 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Society for Crop Research will be held at the James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, at 2pm on 22 May 2014.

  • The Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) and Bulrush Horticulture Limited are holding a joint Information Day and Soft Fruit Winter Meeting at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dundee on 20 Febr

  • Attendee registration for the three main industry field events supported by the Scottish Society for Crop Research has now opened.

  • The Scottish Society for Crop Research Annual Lecture 2013 was given by Dr Jon Knight of the Horticultural Development Company.

  • The Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Society for Crop Research will be held at the James Hutton Institute at Invergowrie on Wednesday 22 May 2013.

  • Dates for the annual cereals, soft fruit and potato industry events supported by the Scottish Society for Crop Research have been announced.

  • The Winter 2013 meeting of the Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) Potato Sub-committee will be held at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee on 14 March 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 was a good turnout for the 2012 Scottish Society for Crop Research Annual Lecture, which was given by Mr Michael Hamell, Head of Unit, Agriculture, Forests and Soil, Environment Directorate

  • Two young scientists working at the James Hutton Institute have been jointly awarded the Peter Massalski Prize for meritorious research.

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SSCR Sub-Committees

Combinable and Energy Crops

Link to the Combinable Crops Sub-committee pageMany facets of the cereal and oilseed rape industry are represented including growers, advisers, agronomists and members of the malting and distilling industries.

Potatoes

Link to the Potato Sub-committee pageRepresenting a significant proportion of the Scottish industry, with members from the agronomy, seed and pre-packing sectors, as well as seed and ware growers.

Soft Fruit

Link to the Soft Fruit Sub-committee pageMuch of the UK’s soft–fruit industry
is represented on the committee, with members drawn from the country’s production, advisory and retail sectors.