18 Jun 2019

New partnership to tackle potato industry challenges

The James Hutton Institute

"The large and innovative potato research programmes in Scotland are complementary with the diagnostic, skills and training and consultancy services available across all three partners"

13 Jun 2019

Excellent science on display at SEFARI Student Showcase 2019

The James Hutton Institute

"The SEFARI student showcase evidences the diversity and excellence of postgraduate research undertaken across all SEFARI research institutes"

12 Jun 2019

Human activity means UK peatlands contribute to climate change

The James Hutton Institute

"This report highlights that the current overall condition of our peatlands contributes to climate change, so there is significant merit in further stepping up of peatland restoration efforts from a greenhouse gas mitigation perspective"

12 Jun 2019

Research consortium launches first UK Oat Growth Guide

The James Hutton Institute

"The Quaker Oat Growth Guide is designed to increase understanding of winter and spring oats through crop growth and development benchmarks with the aim of improving yield and quality to deliver a sustainable supply of high-quality oats and maximise grower returns"

10 Jun 2019

Over 1300 visitors welcomed during Open Farm Sunday 2019

The James Hutton Institute

"It was a fantastic effort with great ideas on show, telling the public our story and what we do"

6 Jun 2019

Scotland from the air: learn about our veggies on Open Farm Sunday

The James Hutton Institute

"The map was created by Institute researchers to highlight the diversity of Scotland’s vegetable and fruit production and help people understand where these crops are grown, where our food comes from, how much is grown locally and whether we can grow more of our food within Scotland’s borders"

6 Jun 2019

James Hutton Institute outlines plans for open science campuses

The James Hutton Institute

"Hutton will be an even more open science institute facilitated by new investment on our sites and embracing many collaborators, stakeholders and the public"

5 Jun 2019

World Environment Day: let’s protect our forests and #BeatAirPollution

The James Hutton Institute

"Trees are unique in their capacity to lock up carbon, and it is crucial to protect the tropical rainforests that have a huge carbon uptake and storage potential"

5 Jun 2019

Hutton researcher first woman to take on Royal Entomological Society honorary role

The James Hutton Institute

“I hope to play my part in supporting international collaboration and communication of insect science within the entomological community and to wider audiences”

3 Jun 2019

Research and innovation that underpin Scotland’s larder: come and see it at the Royal Highland Show 2019

The James Hutton Institute

"Our researchers will show and tell visitors to the Show how science is helping develop extraordinary innovation and new understanding to respond to future challenges"

3 Jun 2019

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.

30 May 2019

Hutton expertise contributes to proposed climate change Scottish legislation

The James Hutton Institute

"Researching how we alter our systems and develop new systems of agricultural production using agroecological principles, is very aligned with the need to mitigate our greenhouse gas emissions"

29 May 2019

Hutton scientists contribute evidence to parliamentary investigation into UK forensic science

The James Hutton Institute

"We were able to provide evidence on the delivery of geoscience in aspects of search and as trace evidence across the legal systems in England and Wales and in Scotland"

24 May 2019

Plant health experts gather to strengthen Scotland’s resilience

The James Hutton Institute

"It is vital to adopt a co-ordinated approach across sectors to monitoring plant diseases, as well as helping stakeholders understand how to improve their plant health capabilities"

21 May 2019

A berry healthy heart study: How do berries help the heart?

The Rowett Institute

Overweight men are being invited to take part in a 'berry' exciting new nutritional study, which may help find ways to decrease the risk of developing heart disease in healthy populations.

20 May 2019

Professor Lorna Dawson honoured with Expert Witness 2019 award

The James Hutton Institute

"Lorna's team has helped put some of the UK’s most evil killers behind bars by using forensic geology techniques to unearth vital hidden clues"

14 May 2019

Traditional water management practices highlighted in new UN book

The James Hutton Institute

"Our study investigates how communities are adapting to the increasing severity of droughts and poor access to water, to assess the impact of environmental change on custodial water practices and traditional environmental knowledge"

9 May 2019

Protein replacement poses challenge for global agricultural systems

The James Hutton Institute

“Switching to a plant-based diet may not be as simple as previously thought. All of these options would require major changes in the structure of global agricultural production and address the barriers associated with current agri-food systems."

8 May 2019

Arable Scotland: a brand new arable event for Scotland

The James Hutton Institute

“Events like Arable Scotland offer a chance to get the entire industry together, to discuss what we need to do to thrive, and to really make a difference to the Scottish arable sector”

8 May 2019

Heat stress study aims to protect potato yields

The James Hutton Institute

"Understanding this mechanism is an important step towards the future development of heat-tolerant potato plants"