A robotic, chemical-free solution to controlling powdery mildew, one of the most common diseases in strawberry cultivation, could be commercially available to growers in under a year.
Fruit will be left to rot in fields unless the UK Government lifts the cap on the number of seasonal pickers allowed on Scottish farms, a MSP has warned.
Overweight men in the north-east are being invited to take part in a study which aims to find ways of decreasing the risk of heart disease.
A group of Elgin youngsters spent the weekend planting fruit bushes in an effort to brighten up their community.
New scientific evidence that consuming berries may have beneficial effects on people with some of the most serious and common health problems was presented to soft fruit growers at a meeting in Invergowrie yesterday.
Berries from North America could help fight pancreatic cancer, research suggests - and they’re not the only ones. Autumn is here - which means all things berry are back in fashion. Berry-coloured knits to wrap up warm with, and blackberry crumbles with custard for pud to, well, warm up on the inside with. Berries - chokeberries, native to North America, to be precise - have also been in the news recently, after researchers from the University of Southampton and King’s College Hospital, London, found that they could work in combination with conventional drugs to kill more cancer cells, particularly in pancreatic cancer. However, it’s still early days, and so far the research has only been carried out on cancer cells in labs, not in human trials.