21 Jun 2022

The Soil Sentinel: A newsletter from Healthy Soils for a Green Recovery

Healthy Soils for a Green Recovery is a new five year Scottish Governement funded programme of soils research delivered as part of the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Strategic Research Portfolio (2022-2027). Health

13 Jun 2022

Arable Conversations: a chance to speak your mind at Arable Scotland

The James Hutton Institute

"Don’t miss our series of Arable Conversations when panellists and the audience will discuss their experiences of applying different approaches to sequestering carbon in Scotland's arable systems; to understand what works and where new knowledge is needed"

9 Jun 2022

Research and innovation underpinning Scotland’s road to net-zero: come and see it at the #RHS200

The James Hutton Institute

“Come and visit our marquee to learn how Hutton knowledge and innovation is helping shape the future of agriculture, not just in Scotland but beyond”

8 Jun 2022

Researchers explore the genome of wild and cultivated potatoes

The James Hutton Institute

“This work will be a fantastic source of information for potato geneticists and breeders and will provide a very rich source of data that will facilitate diploid hybrid breeding."

3 Jun 2022

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.

24 May 2022

New research explores antimicrobial resistance in Scotland’s waters

The James Hutton Institute

Work by Hutton and Heriot-Watt researchers, funded by Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters, considered the available information on antimicrobial resistance in Scotland’s waters and identified emerging monitoring approaches and potential technological solutions

20 May 2022

Finance secretary visits Dundee campus to discuss national strategy for economic transformation

The James Hutton Institute

“We are ready to help do our bit and are confident that our aims and plans for the future support the ambitions of this strategy”

10 May 2022

Climate change is theme of Aberdeen Fascination of Plants events

The James Hutton Institute

“We are looking forward to bringing the fascinating world of plants and plant science to the public in Duthie Park and demonstrating some of the many benefits we derive from wild plants”

5 May 2022

New study highlights importance of ecological principles in agriculture

The James Hutton Institute

"By diversifying cropping systems at several scales there is potential to decrease reliance on inputs, provide resilience to abiotic and biotic stress, enhance plant, microbe, and animal biodiversity, and mitigate against climate change by using less fuel and storing more carbon in soils"

28 Apr 2022

Hutton science contributes to parliamentary session on the impact of Ukraine crisis on food supply chains

The James Hutton Institute

“We must not lose sight of long-term objectives - there is a risk that current responses reinforce the current system, which results in continued vulnerability to future shocks.

27 Apr 2022

Fascination of Plants Day: celebrate the power of plants

The James Hutton Institute

“Partners will offer a variety of plant-based interactive events and activities for all, from toddlers to grandparents. Visit plantday18may.org for an updated list of events and locations”

26 Apr 2022

Aberdeen forensic science conference explores role of animals, plants and soil in criminal inquiries

The James Hutton Institute

"We look forward to discussing new approaches and methods with our colleagues from across Europe and build cooperation and collaboration and sharing best practice across the world in delivering to the criminal justice system"

25 Apr 2022

Arable Scotland returns to the field with focus on net-zero and markets

The James Hutton Institute

“Events like Arable Scotland bring together the entire industry and discuss how to support the thriving Scottish arable sector, while responding to environmental change and other drivers”

7 Apr 2022

Rural affairs secretary visits Climate-Positive Farming Initiative at Glensaugh

The James Hutton Institute

"Farming and land use in general is facing several major challenges as a result of the climate and biodiversity crises and the work that we are doing at Glensaugh aims to support the land use sectors as they transition towards a sustainable future"

6 Apr 2022

Scotland's flux tower network improved for better understanding of impact of peatland restoration

The James Hutton Institute

“These will be vital observations to improve not only the reporting of greenhouse gases from peatlands but also will serve to enhance our ability to understand regionally different impacts of land management decisions and climate change on peatland resilience”

24 Mar 2022

How Scottish farmers and crofters are changing food systems with agroecology

The James Hutton Institute

"This research shows that farmers, crofters, land managers and growers across Scotland can be a force for change, adapting to new practices to develop resilient and diverse businesses fit for the future"

23 Mar 2022

World Water Day 2022: realising the benefits of Scotland’s waters

The James Hutton Institute

“The Hydro Nation International Centre at the James Hutton Institute is honoured to have coordinated our annual national celebration of World Water Day, bringing together water professionals, researchers, policy, regulators and the public to share experiences and perspectives on the world’s most precious resource.”

15 Mar 2022

Research provides first comprehensive view of pharmaceutical pollution of Scotland’s water environment

The James Hutton Institute

"There is still much we don’t know about how serious these risks are, but if we value our environment it makes sense to try and reduce this kind of pollution as much as possible"

14 Mar 2022

New integrated pest management resources available from Hutton soft fruit research

The James Hutton Institute

"These online resources aim to help farmers, agronomists and agriculture students understand the biology and control measures for key insect pests posing a risk to fruit production in Scotland"

7 Mar 2022

Hutton postgraduate research showcased at 2022 event

The James Hutton Institute

"This event provides a valuable learning experience for Hutton students in communicating their work to the wider scientific community and promotes a collegiate atmosphere"