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News Update - April 2020

James Hutton Limited is still open for business, supporting several key sectors to continue with theirs. Please read on for a brief update of how COVID-19 has impacted each of our business areas.

COVID-19 Update

James Hutton Limited is still open for business to support essential activities in the agrifood, energy and water supply chains.

Free Analysis for Hand Sanitiser Manufacturers

James Hutton Limited will offer a free of charge screening method for manufacturers of alcohol-based sanitisers, helping to ensure that Ethanol and Isopropyl Alcohol content meets the requirements for approved formulations.


Running a normal service is becoming increasingly difficult and we expect this to continue to be difficult in the weeks and months ahead which means, we will no longer be able to guarantee our normal turn-around times.

Solid Start to 2020 with Soft Fruit Events

Kicking off the year with two major events in our soft fruit calendar - International Soft Fruit Conference in January and Fruit Logistica in February.

2019 News Round Up

2019 has been a truly whirlwind year for James Hutton Limited.

Dr Dorota Jarret appointed chair of the ISHS Rubus and Ribes group

James Hutton Limited is delighted to share the news that Ribes breeder, Dr Dorota Jarret, has been appointed chair of the International Society for Horticultural Science’s (ISHS), Rubus and Ribes Species and Management working group, a position Dr Jarret is, “privileged and honoured,” to accept. Dr Jarret is the first female to chair the Rubus and Ribes working group and also the youngest to take up the position.  

Gathering the Troops for British Potato 2019

The James Hutton Limited team looks forward to meeting with our potato industry customers and project collaborators at BP2019 in Harrogate next week. A BASIS point will be available on our stand and we’ll be talking a lot about our Molecular Diagnostic capabilities and services.