24 Sep 2020

MOVING: spotlight on value chains of mountains in Europe and beyond

The James Hutton Institute

“We are delighted to be sharing the expertise and innovation illustrated by Scottish mountain value chains with our EU partners, and learning together how we can ensure a green recovery that addresses the climate and biodiversity crises, ‘leaving no-one behind’.”

18 Sep 2020

Interdisciplinary collaboration leads to new early sheep scab test

The James Hutton Institute

“This is a prime example how interdisciplinary research which straddles animal health, immunology, and biotechnology can be harnessed to solve real-life issues. It is a testament to the strength of the collaboration between institutes.”

18 Sep 2020

From Spain to Scotland to conduct barley science: Johanna and Hechizo’s agricultural pilgrimage

The James Hutton Institute

“It is quite a remarkable feat and Johanna and Hechizo deserve our warmest welcome, respect and regard for their effort and determination" More information from: 

18 Sep 2020

Digital soil maps of Scotland now expanded to include Orkney

The James Hutton Institute

“The maps are an excellent educational resource, show the diversity in the Scottish soil resource and form the basis of a wide range of risk maps developed to aid in the sustainable use of our soils”

18 Sep 2020

Scientists launch key principles to preserve Scots plant health

The James Hutton Institute

"With thousands of plant species in Scotland and 1000 novel pests and diseases listed on the UK plant health risk register, there has never been a more crucial time to pool resources and bring scientists and land users together to act"

17 Sep 2020

PRESS RELEASE:Interdisciplinary collaboration leads to new early sheep scab test

Moredun

A new diagnostic technique has been developed by Scottish scientists to help in the early detection of sheep scab, marking a significant development towards improved monitoring and control of the parasite.

16 Sep 2020

Research shows potential of gene editing to improve understanding of barley quality

The James Hutton Institute

“We are delighted that our findings can provide real benefits in terms of understanding how gene editing can help improve the quality of barley crops and gain insight into the different roles these genes may have in grain composition”

15 Sep 2020

Natural world and humanity at a crossroads: UN Global Biodiversity Outlook report published

The James Hutton Institute

“Our researchers are working across the spectrum of these challenges including supporting efforts in monitoring (including work on national and international-level indicators), management (investigating its impacts on a wide range of habitats, and how we can work with local stakeholders and communities to find equit

11 Sep 2020

Massive-scale genomic study reveals wheat diversity for crop improvement

The James Hutton Institute

"We have worked closely with the Seeds of Discovery initiative for many years, developing a range of database and information systems, visualization tools and decision support applications to assist in this work, enabling researchers to easily query and explore the vast amounts of information generated by this study

3 Sep 2020

Restored river channel to bring benefits for nature in Aberdeenshire

The James Hutton Institute

"By making high quality science an integral part of the Easter Beltie restoration project, we will be able to clearly show how restoring rivers can transform the opportunities for wildlife, with knock-on effects for the whole river valley"

2 Sep 2020

Huge potential of food waste to support circular economies

The James Hutton Institute

"An evaluation based on technological and economic aspects points towards the feasibility of substituting energy crops with food waste for producing biogas and reducing total biomass costs"

31 Aug 2020

New RISS group members wanted: processing pulses for human consumption in Scotland

The James Hutton Institute

"The group is set to explore the potential of the pulses supply chain in Scotland, the challenges and possibilities, and collaborate to define a project that could benefit the locally grown pulses market"

28 Aug 2020

Hutton researcher awarded fellowship to study place-based climate action

The James Hutton Institute

Dr Alice Hague "North East Scotland is a really interesting area to study place-based climate action"

28 Aug 2020

Climate-positive spirit family grows with Nàdar Vodka

The James Hutton Institute

"The positive impacts exceed even those of free fertiliser, high protein feeds, tasty beverages, and carbon footprint – as if that was not enough"

28 Aug 2020

New European research into future-proof, resilient potatoes

The James Hutton Institute

"The funding will allow us to build on our research findings about potato stress responses and the involvement of major potato breeding companies will ensure translation of our science to end-users"

24 Aug 2020

Glen Mor: disease-resistant raspberry launched at Fruit for the Future 2020

The James Hutton Institute

“We are very excited to release Glen Mor as our first variety with the root rot marker, combining resistance with superior commercial quality"

21 Aug 2020

New digital resources to help farmers realise intercropping potential

The James Hutton Institute

"We’re currently very interested in hearing from any farmers that might want to get involved in running trials as part of the SEAMS project, particularly in the arable farming areas of eastern Scotland"

20 Aug 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Moredun and Orkney Livestock Association announce an important partnership.

Moredun

Orkney Livestock Association (OLA) have signed up to partner Moredun to give their members access to research outputs, knowledge, skills and expertise generated at Moredun, which are targeted to improve animal health and welfare and increase the sustainable efficiency of livestock production.

20 Aug 2020

Climate change may put Scottish private water supplies at risk of running dry

The James Hutton Institute

"This important research provides more evidence that climate change is having a growing impact on our natural environment and resources – and on our everyday lives"

19 Aug 2020

Hutton support for #BiofilmAware awareness campaign

The James Hutton Institute

"The #BiofilmAware campaign will illustrate the issues and benefits that different biofilms impart on society and how research in the area presents new opportunities to manage detrimental or better utilise beneficial biofilms."

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