3 May 2021

Fascination of Plants Day: become a plant scientist for a day

The James Hutton Institute

"This year there is truly something for everyone; be sure to keep an eye on plantday18may.org for more updates and details."

28 Apr 2021

Blight studies reveal evolution of potato disease in Europe and Asia

The James Hutton Institute

“The blight pressure in 2020 was lower than average with a prolonged spell of warm, dry weather early in the season which checked the development of the disease in many regions”

21 Apr 2021

Improved management of farmed peatlands could cut 500m tonnes of CO2

The James Hutton Institute

"Not only does this strengthen the case for peatland restoration to contribute towards achieving net-zero, but it also offers adaptive management options for peatlands where continued agricultural use may be an economic and societal necessity"

21 Apr 2021

Environmental and agricultural research at centre of new Hutton-Utah State University partnership

The James Hutton Institute

"Everything from sophisticated vertical farming systems, which could be incredibly disruptive by making the growing of food independent from land and weather, through to regenerative agriculture and rewilding some of our land, these are all issues we are working on jointly"

20 Apr 2021

Views wanted on impact of COVID-19 on UK food and nutrition security

The James Hutton Institute

"We are actively seeking the views of anyone involved in the food system in the UK, such as farmers, processors, retailers and in the supply chain to help us inform pandemic recovery planning and future food system resilience"

19 Apr 2021

Hutton and Liberty Produce to help advance Singapore’s food sustainability and net-zero goals

The James Hutton Institute

"This project is a truly international collaborative effort and embodies the ethos of the new £27m Advanced Plant Growth Centre initiative.

16 Apr 2021

Aerial maps used to monitor peatland restoration on Balmoral Estate

The James Hutton Institute

3D map peatland

13 Apr 2021

Diversification the key in agrifood systems' fight against global 'triple threat'

The James Hutton Institute

Agrifood systems

12 Apr 2021

Worshipful Company of Fruiterers’ Matthew Mack Award presented to Dr Rex Brennan

The James Hutton Institute

"His work is outstanding and underpins our reputation for soft fruit breeding. Rex has also made enormous contributions to mentoring the next generation of Hutton soft fruit breeders and plant scientists"

8 Apr 2021

New mobile app puts soil erosion under the spotlight

The James Hutton Institute

"We are keen to hear from land managers, members of the public and other agencies if you think the soil erosion recording app is useful in helping to reduce soil erosion and if you are likely to use it."

7 Apr 2021

Scottish growers must remain vigilant about stink bug threat

The James Hutton Institute

“Growers are already very vigilant when it comes to monitoring pests and diseases in their crops and we hope that they will keep a close eye out for this particular pest and report it to the authorities if suspected.”

5 Apr 2021

'Rock On Soils' shows potential for better carbon sequestration and soil biodiversity

The James Hutton Institute

“This project demonstrates the vital collaboration between farmers and academics that is needed to demonstrate these new approaches and tackle the climate emergency.”

1 Apr 2021

Pioneering soil carbon project launched

The James Hutton Institute

"This pioneering soil carbon capture project will help farmers and other land managers to increase and restore carbon stores in soils and ecosystems. It is vital that this carbon benefit is realised in the short term to address the climate crisis.”

30 Mar 2021

Entries now open for 10th Nature of Scotland Awards

The James Hutton Institute

"Let's celebrate the people, organisations and businesses going above and beyond to support our precious natural heritage: nominate a person, project or business dedicated to supporting our environment or submit your own project and tell the world what you’re doing to support nature"

30 Mar 2021

Professor Philip White elected Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh

The James Hutton Institute

"We are fortunate to have Philip; his work is outstanding and underpins our reputation for plant sciences" Professor Philip J. White, a research specialist in plant ecophysiology at the James Hutton Institute, has received the honour of being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

24 Mar 2021

Resilience in the face of COVID-19 in Scotland’s rural and island areas

The COVID-19 pandemic has required many people to adapt their lifestyles and livelihoods to mitigate the spread and impact of the virus.

24 Mar 2021

Resilience in the face of COVID-19 in Scotland’s rural and island areas

The James Hutton Institute

"The pandemic has brought rural vulnerabilities into sharp focus; however, the people we interviewed were optimistic that novel approaches used in responding to the pandemic should be continued and enhanced in the future"

22 Mar 2021

Volunteers wanted for innovative Scottish mountain hare survey

The James Hutton Institute

“Mountain hares are Scotland’s only native hare and an important species in the Scottish hills, and gathering more accurate information about them will help inform conservation efforts”

19 Mar 2021

Tay Cities Deal go-ahead for International Barley Hub and Advanced Plant Growth Centre

The James Hutton Institute

"“The £62m committed by the UK and Scottish governments through the Tay Cities Deal for both projects constitute the largest-ever investment in Scottish agricultural science and will power the green recovery needed after COVID-19"

17 Mar 2021

Discovery of a gene that controls grain development may help control cereal yields

The James Hutton Institute

Cross-section of a barley flower, Dr Laura Wilkinson, University of Adelaide

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