22 Jun 2021

Arable Scotland's Arable Conversations: Net-Zero - Making Carbon Pay

The James Hutton Institute

"Scotland has a legally binding commitment of being net-zero by 2045, and a 31% reduction is required in emissions from agriculture by 2032."

22 Jun 2021

Farmers and crofters – can you help shape the future of farming practices in Scotland?

The James Hutton Institute

"There is increasing interest amongst policy makers about agroecological farming approaches – and whether these types of practices improve sustainability and how they can increase the resilience of agricultural businesses in Scotland to cope with external shocks such as the COVID-19 crisis, biodiversity loss or clim

21 Jun 2021

International Barley Hub Seminar Series: Barley Varieties - The Recommendation System

The James Hutton Institute

"Barley breeders are continually developing new varieties and introducing them into the market; it is not always easy for the farmer understand which of the new varieties might suit their farming system."

18 Jun 2021

Arable Scotland's Arable Conversations: Sustainable Rotations and Soils, Legumes, Cover Crops and Cash Crops

The James Hutton Institute

"What do we need to measure to understand if a rotation is sustainable, particularly in terms of cropping, soil, and climate change?"

14 Jun 2021

Work your muscles for metabolism

The Rowett Institute

Research carried out by scientists at the University of Aberdeen's Rowett Institute finds that exercise may help patients with metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes.

10 Jun 2021

Brainfood: Researchers find brain area associated with protein cravings

The Rowett Institute

New research from scientists at the Universities of Aberdeen, Leicester and UiT, The Arctic University of Norway, has identified an area of the brain that may drive cravings for protein-rich food.

9 Jun 2021

New UK-Europe partnership to exploit barley resources and speed up breeding

The James Hutton Institute

“With the current development of the International Barley Hub at the James Hutton Institute, it is the perfect time for this award.

8 Jun 2021

Berry latest research on show at Fruit for the Future 2021

The James Hutton Institute

After a virtual stint last year, the event is returning to its usual format of in-person fruit walks at the Hutton site in Invergowrie.

8 Jun 2021

Arable Scotland 2021: spotlight on markets, IPM, sustainability and net-zero

The James Hutton Institute

Focusing on the topics of alternative markets and new cash crops, integrated pest management, sustainable crop rotations and reaching net-zero, the online programme will share the latest research and technical information and offer analysis from industry experts.

8 Jun 2021

University appoints new Director of the Rowett Institute

The Rowett Institute

The University of Aberdeen has appointed Professor Julian Griffin as the new Director of the Rowett Institute.

4 Jun 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Professor Julie Fitzpatrick New Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland

Moredun

Professor Julie Fitzpatrick OBE has been appointed Chief Scientific Advisor for Scotland.

3 Jun 2021

New Tayside partnership announced as one of seven Climate Beacons for COP26

The James Hutton Institute

Climate Beacon themes include Scotland’s temperate rainforests, industrial heritage, water, adaptation to climate change, land use, biodiversity, green jobs, and the recovery from COVID-19.

3 Jun 2021

James Hutton, Scotland’s forgotten genius

The James Hutton Institute

“Hutton’s approach epitomises the Institute’s purpose, intent and values. He was willing to stand up to dogma, based on the rigorous pursuit of observation and science.

3 Jun 2021

Now available: June 2021 issue of Hutton Highlights

The James Hutton Institute

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

1 Jun 2021

LEAF Technical Day at the James Hutton Institute

The James Hutton Institute

"Exhibits will show how utilising technology and implementing less conventional farming methods can help achieve sustainable and environmentally responsible farming practices on your own farm."

1 Jun 2021

New appointment to James Hutton Institute board of directors: Prof Chris Gilligan

The James Hutton Institute

"The mission of the James Hutton places it nationally and internationally at the forefront of the application of natural and social science for land management, sustainable and healthy food production and food security, against a background climate change and decline in biodiversity decline."

31 May 2021

How soil on boots helped trace a killer to a crime scene

The James Hutton Institute

"Geological, chemical and biological characteristics can provide vital clues about where and how crimes have been committed or where and how death might have occurred, helping to contribute to the investigative jigsaw of crime investigation"

31 May 2021

Monogram 2021: online event for crop research and plant breeding communities

The James Hutton Institute

“The meeting is an excellent opportunity for the more junior members of the community to give a talk alongside experts in the field which is vital in encouraging the next generation of crop scientists in the UK" More information from: 

26 May 2021

Partnership award to advance cereal science

The James Hutton Institute

Dr Sarah McKim (image credit: University of Dundee) “This award helps future-proof UK cereal science by cementing and initiating interactions for long lasting research collaborations and inward research investment”

24 May 2021

Johanna and Hechizo: a successful barley science placement

The James Hutton Institute

“It was great to have Johanna in Dundee. She managed to a large glasshouse experiment over the winter and had time to develop genetic marker assays as well as analyse the results"

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