21 Aug 2019

University leads biggest Doors Open Day yet

The Rowett Institute

The University of Aberdeen will lead this year's 30th annual Doors Open Day event in Aberdeen, and more buildings than ever before will be open to the public.

16 Aug 2019

Hutton water innovation up for VIBES Hydro Nation Scotland award

The James Hutton Institute

"We are delighted to be named as finalists of the VIBES Hydro Nation Scotland award for the efforts of our multi-disciplinary team along with other Scottish and Indian partners"

8 Aug 2019

Chinese and Scottish researchers establish collaborative links at Potatoes in Practice 2019

The James Hutton Institute

"It’s our expectation that this collaboration bears fruit in the near future, for the benefit of the potato sector in both UK and China.”

5 Aug 2019

Future of chemistry focus at Potatoes in Practice

The James Hutton Institute

"Potatoes in Practice is the largest field-based potato event in the UK, organised and hosted by the James Hutton Institute in partnership with AHDB Potatoes, SRUC and Agrii and is also supported by Potato Review"

2 Aug 2019

New pages on the SEFARI website aims to give greater access to research

SEFARI is responsible, with Higher Education Institutes (HEI) and partners, for delivering the Scottish Government-funded Strategic Research Programme (SRP) on environment, food, agriculture, land and communities.  sr

25 Jul 2019

International research effort maps global distribution of soil nematodes

The James Hutton Institute

"This study provides insight into the functional composition of global nematode populations and thus provides key baseline data to measure the impacts of climate change”

24 Jul 2019

Wild potato genes may be key to stronger spuds

The James Hutton Institute

"By combining these effective genes we can prolong the longevity of individual resistances to the disease and reduce the need for chemical sprays on plants"

22 Jul 2019

Pea gin: how your choice of afternoon tipple could help save the rainforest

The James Hutton Institute

“We found that the environmental footprint of pea gin was significantly lower than for wheat gin across 12 of 14 environmental impacts evaluated, from climate change, through water and air pollution, to fossil energy consumption”

15 Jul 2019

Berry latest research on show at Fruit for the Future 2019

The James Hutton Institute

"Fruit for the Future is one of the James Hutton Institute’s most successful and long-running industry events"

12 Jul 2019

International congress of plant scientists focuses on solutions to crop pests and diseases

The James Hutton Institute

“In this fast-moving scientific field, timely communication between researchers is vital to uncover and learn from the molecular battles that occur between plants and the pests and parasites that infect them”

11 Jul 2019

Professor Dieter Helm announced as speaker of 42nd TB Macaulay Lecture: Green and Prosperous Land

The James Hutton Institute

"With news about our climate, ecosystems and wildlife tending to be grim, there are few who could argue action must be taken and taken quickly. There is hope, and there is time, but we must act now"

10 Jul 2019

James Hutton Institute contributes to Biorefinery Roadmap for Scotland

The James Hutton Institute

"We at the Institute view biorefining as an absolute necessity for life going forward and can be considered as a route to help deliver the Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Production and Consumption"

9 Jul 2019

Spotlight on dairy production systems at Edinburgh Fringe show

The James Hutton Institute

“There needs to be more discussion between different parts of the industry and the public about the future of dairy farming.

5 Jul 2019

Study shows potential for reduced methane from cows

The Rowett Institute

An international team of scientists led by Professor John Wallace of the Rowett Institute at the University of Aberdeen, has shown it is possible to breed cattle to lower their methane emissions.

3 Jul 2019

Latest research on arable crops showcased at Arable Scotland

The James Hutton Institute

Arable Scotland

1 Jul 2019

Is Scotland on target for 2030? More work needed to achieve sustainable development goals

The James Hutton Institute

"The recent upsurge in interest in major action on climate change is very positive, but needs to be capitalised on with policy and consumer behaviour changes to match the rhetoric"

24 Jun 2019

A very successful Royal Highland Show 2019 for Hutton science

The James Hutton Institute

"The ten individual displays and accompanying activities covered an even wider span of Institute work than has been portrayed previously, which is great for demonstrating the breadth of our relevance. Sustainability and climate challenges featured prominently across the board"

21 Jun 2019

Aberdeenshire has the Best Soil in Show 2019

The James Hutton Institute

"Best Soil in Show highlights the importance of soil health not just for productivity but also for a wide range of benefits to our environment, including climate change mitigation and adaptation"

20 Jun 2019

Tay Cities Deal success celebrated at Royal Highland Show 2019

The James Hutton Institute

"The Cities Deal is a huge vote of confidence in Tayside. Both projects we are involved in represent significant investment in the future of this region, in key sectors for the regional and national economy and have the potential to unlock substantial economic benefits"

18 Jun 2019

James Hutton Institute congratulates Intelligent Growth Solutions on achieving £5.4m funding boost

The James Hutton Institute

“The collaboration has proved to be a major strength in developing the Advanced Plant Growth Centre initiative, which has been backed by a £27m transformational investment from the Tay Cities deal. We look forward to helping establish Scotland as a lead science centre for this new industry”