23 Dec 2016

New Associate Membership Announced with Downland

Moredun

Moredun are delighted to announce that Downland, a UK wide network of independently owned agricultural retailers who specialise in the dairy, beef and sheep sectors, have joined up with Moredun as Associate Members.

21 Dec 2016

OPA research hones in on three approaches in a bid to enhance diagnostics

Moredun

Recent research by Moredun scientists and colleagues has provided new opportunities for the development of diagnostic tests for ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA). OPA is a contagious respiratory disease of sheep that causes significant economic losses and animal welfare problems for affected flocks.

16 Dec 2016

Research collaboration to assess impact of flooding on people and communities

The James Hutton Institute

“We hope the project will be able to advance understanding of the long-term impacts of flooding, contribute to better flood risk management and make suggestions as to how personal and community resilience may be supported and enhanced in future flood events

15 Dec 2016

Applications open for 2017 Moredun Foundation Awards

Moredun

The Moredun Foundation is delighted to announce that applications are now open for the 2017 Moredun Foundation Award Scheme. 

14 Dec 2016

New application for OPA PCR test developed

Moredun

Scientists and vets at Moredun Research Institute and Biobest Laboratories Ltd have developed and evaluated a diagnostic test on nasal swabs from thin ewes that could be used to screen flocks for Ovine Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma (OPA).

14 Dec 2016

Intercropping can support greener farming, Hutton ecologists say

The James Hutton Institute

"There is a huge opportunity for small growers to diversify and shorten their supply chains by developing their own high-quality legume-based products Planting peas and other legumes alongside cereal crops could help make farming greener, ecologists at the James Hutton Institute say.

13 Dec 2016

Forming a second line of plant defence: capturing disease-resistant DNA

The James Hutton Institute

"These genes, if introgressed into new cultivars via breeding or alternative routes, could significantly reduce the dependency on pesticides for crop production

13 Dec 2016

Hutton honorary fellow awarded Collins Medal for applied mineralogical research

The James Hutton Institute

"It is a fitting accolade for the contributions he has made to applied mineralogy since becoming an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute

13 Dec 2016

Economic impact of James Hutton Institute assessed by independent report

The James Hutton Institute

"The Institute is a repository for a diverse range of multidisciplinary expertise and a vehicle that makes it possible to bring this expertise together in ways that generate multiple and substantial benefits both in Scotland and elsewhere in the world

12 Dec 2016

Reindeer are shrinking - will Santa need more to pull his sleigh?

The James Hutton Institute

“The implications are that there may well be further smaller reindeer in the Arctic in the coming decades but possibly at risk of extensive die-offs because of increased ice on the ground

7 Dec 2016

James Hutton Institute appoints new Director of Finance

The James Hutton Institute

"It is a pleasure to welcome Derek to the Institute and we look forward to working with him in furthering our new five-year Corporate Plan. His finance, commercial and business experience is well-aligned to the initiatives and opportunities ahead of us.

7 Dec 2016

Hutton Criteria for potato late blight risk analysis unveiled at AHDB conference

The James Hutton Institute

New risk criteria which aim to transform the performance of potato late blight alert systems were revealed today (7th December) at AHDB’s Agronomists’ Conference in Peterborough.

5 Dec 2016

World Soil Day: time to celebrate our most prized asset

The James Hutton Institute

"Let’s take a moment to think of our soils and how important they are. Look at your clothes, your food and the place that you live, and try to see how much of that would be impossible without soil. Related content 

5 Dec 2016

Open-source software tools released to accelerate plant breeding in developing countries

The James Hutton Institute

"We have been delighted with this early success of our joint work with the GOBII team at Cornell and anticipate it will form the foundation of a mutually valuable partnership

5 Dec 2016

Decision to keep beavers in Scotland welcomed by Hutton scientists

The James Hutton Institute

“It was a pleasure to be able to contribute our expertise in browsing by woodland herbivores to the official beaver trial

1 Dec 2016

Moredun’s Julie Fitzpatrick receives the Royal Smithfield Club Bicentenary Trophy from HRH The Princess Royal

Moredun

The Royal Smithfield awards its Bicentenary Trophy to publicly recognise an individual’s significant contribution to the overall benefit of the British meat and livestock industry.

30 Nov 2016

HRH The Princess Royal visits Moredun

Moredun

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Moredun Foundation today to find out how creative design has been applied to benefit the health and welfare of livestock in a special event to help celebrate Scotland’s year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

30 Nov 2016

Chief Executive presents Hutton Annual Review 2015-16

The James Hutton Institute

“I am very grateful to our board, funders, partners and stakeholders and especially all our staff and students who have worked so hard in the year past. We look forward to the year ahead with renewed optimism and belief in that what we do is needed more than ever before.

29 Nov 2016

Aberdeen Ambassador Network aims to boost North East business tourism

The James Hutton Institute

“The world-leading research carried out in the city’s higher education facilities, agencies and institutes makes our area unique in terms of excellence in a wide variety of disciplines

28 Nov 2016

Hutton innovation and excellence recognised at 2016 Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Awards

The James Hutton Institute

“The accolades really belong to our staff, whose ingenuity, application and endeavour are key to our research and to its recognition at home and abroad.