13 Nov 2019

The search is on for the UK's best NEWBIE entrant farmers

The James Hutton Institute

“If you represent a farm business or if you know of a farm business that demonstrates innovation and resilience, we want to hear from you: submit your entry for the NEWBIE Award 2019”

13 Nov 2019

Intercropping in practice: new mini-film launched

The James Hutton Institute

“We hope it will encourage more farmers to try intercropping and serve as a training resource for anyone interested in sustainable agriculture in Scotland”

12 Nov 2019

Fact-finding mission to China promotes joint research on sustainable agriculture

The James Hutton Institute

"Although soybean is native to China, there are still issues to overcome regarding its cultivation there, one of which is over-use of fertilisers"

8 Nov 2019

Collaborative research at centre of new Hutton-ILVO partnership

The James Hutton Institute

“It is a pleasure to establish links with ILVO as there is huge potential for collaboration. This partnership represents a one-of-a-kind opportunity to realise scientific collaboration between Scotland and Flanders.”

5 Nov 2019

Migration vital to Scotland's future workforce, expert panel finds

The James Hutton Institute

"Scotland can learn a lot from how other countries use immigration programmes to address skills and occupational shortages and attract and retain people in remote and rural areas"

4 Nov 2019

Hutton expertise called upon for Scottish Science Advisory Council

The James Hutton Institute

“It is an honour to be able to contribute to the work of the Council, and support the opportunity for science and policy to work hand in hand”

31 Oct 2019

High Commissioner of Namibia visits the James Hutton Institute in Dundee

The James Hutton Institute

"It was a great opportunity for HE Linda Scott to gain insight into the work both James Hutton Limited and the James Hutton Institute carry out in Africa"

31 Oct 2019

Scottish native oysters: from food of the poor to potential socio-economic boon

The James Hutton Institute

"This report identifies several actions to realise the benefits and opportunities arising from a potential Scottish native oyster aquaculture industry"

29 Oct 2019

Early career scientists in Aberdeen set to benefit from £170million funding

The Rowett Institute

Early career scientists working at the University of Aberdeen are set to benefit from £170m of funding following an announcement by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

29 Oct 2019

New research to trial crop mixtures for improved sustainability

The James Hutton Institute

"This is a vital time for developing sustainable land management approaches that work for Scotland (...) SEAMS can bring together this partnership of organisations to promote the understanding and use of crop mixtures in Scottish farming"

28 Oct 2019

Spotlight on Hutton soil science at 7th International Soil Organic Matter symposium

The James Hutton Institute

"We need much more social science research into improved engagement, uptake and adaptation by land managers towards practices that we already know will work"

22 Oct 2019

New Hutton-SRUC partnership to help students gain real-world experience

The James Hutton Institute

"The fact that the farm is now also being used for educational purposes, to help train the next generation of farmers, is fantastic and evidence of the real benefits of collaboration across the Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Institutes (SEFARI)"

16 Oct 2019

NEWBIE farming incubators at AgriScot

The James Hutton Institute

"These incubator spaces create a buffer zone for farmers starting out so that they can hone their business model, gain credibility in the eyes of lenders or future business partners and take risks with a higher threshold for failure"

9 Oct 2019

A new website to improve open access to research data on Scotland’s natural assets

The James Hutton Institute

"The aim of NAR-DP is to create an accessible and easy to use online resource for a wide range of people, from organisations to members of the public"

4 Oct 2019

New insight into bacterium responsible for life-threatening disease in humans

The James Hutton Institute

"This study illustrates how rigorous experimental design, coupled with advanced data analysis and modelling expertise, is fundamental to successful scientific discovery"

4 Oct 2019

Watch the 42nd TB Macaulay Lecture by Professor Dieter Helm: Green and Prosperous Land

The James Hutton Institute

"Protecting and enhancing our natural capital are amongst the highest return investments we can make"

4 Oct 2019

Portraying Cumbernauld’s connections to urban nature via participatory video

The James Hutton Institute

Cumbernauld project

27 Sep 2019

Now available: September 2019 issue of Hutton Highlights

The James Hutton Institute

"We'd love to hear what you think of it, so please send us your comments"

26 Sep 2019

DESIRA: focus on digitisation in rural areas

The James Hutton Institute

"The first step is to gain a solid understanding of 'the game' – the variables involved and the context – and then identify the main stakeholders in the digitisation landscape"

26 Sep 2019

UK and Peruvian crop scientists discuss potential of omic-based technologies

The James Hutton Institute

“Many possibilities for collaboration were identified, both for establishing research collaborations and for enhancing capacity building in Peru. These activities should provide enhanced prospects for improving food security in the country and beyond”

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