12 Feb 2021

New appointments to boost flagship innovation initiatives

The James Hutton Institute

"It is a pleasure to announce Robbie, Derek and Lee-Ann as the directors of IBH, APGC and ILUSC. They are all highly successful and dynamic leaders and highly respected in their own fields, have influential national and international networks, and have clear and exciting vision and plans."

11 Feb 2021

Celebrating our Women in Science

The James Hutton Institute

“We hope our booklet inspires interest and contributes to a future generation of female scientists”

10 Feb 2021

World Pulses Day: Home-growing plant protein is good sense

The James Hutton Institute

"There are strong ethical and environmental drivers to source our plant protein from home-grown pulses, but there is much to learn and do" By Pete Iannetta and Alison Karley, Ecological Sciences, James Hutton Institute

1 Feb 2021

Finalists announced for NEWBIE Award 2020

The James Hutton Institute

"New entrants face a lot of hurdles, so we’re excited to showcase business models that demonstrate how barriers to land access and profitability can be overcome, while also pursuing sustainability objectives." More information from: 

28 Jan 2021

Growing Beyond Monoculture: final episode in DIVERSify web series goes live

The James Hutton Institute

"The final episode in the DIVERSify web-series summarises recommendations about the use of mixed cropping, based on our research trials across Europe and North Africa.

26 Jan 2021

Video series launched to highlight research and management at Glensaugh

The James Hutton Institute

"These four videos form the first of our new Glensaugh video series. We are grateful to SEFARI Gateway for their funding contribution towards the creation of these videos."

7 Jan 2021

James Hutton Institute welcomes Defra gene editing consultation

The James Hutton Institute

“We are interested in a wide range of crop traits including those that might be seen as public-good traits such as reducing the environmental impact of fertilisers, pesticides and greenhouse gas emissions, and gene editing is an important tool to help deliver the crops needed for the future”

23 Dec 2020

Online conference to highlight benefits of intercropping for sustainability

The James Hutton Institute

"The aim is to highlight how researchers, farmers and other stakeholders are working together to design, test and provide practical solutions for multi-species intercropping"

22 Dec 2020

3D buffer strips: towards practical actions under a new Agriculture Bill

The James Hutton Institute

“With this work we hope to provide evidence for improved advice and guidance on buffer design options and their effectiveness at field and catchment scale. Demonstration studies would increase awareness and potential uptake as part of a shared agenda with Natural Flood Management communities”

17 Dec 2020

James Hutton Institute welcomes Tay Cities Deal signing and highlights urgency of innovation projects

The James Hutton Institute

“We must unlock the benefits of this investment with urgency and so look forward now to working with the Scottish and UK Governments and our partners in Tayside to finalise a workable funding schedule over the coming weeks.

16 Dec 2020

New research shows increased camouflage mismatch in mountain hares due to climate change

The James Hutton Institute

“The camouflage mismatch of mountain hares is really surprising and worrying, and suggest that some wild animals can’t adapt quick enough to match the rate of climate change”

14 Dec 2020

Mayan Gold tatties for Tayside food banks

The James Hutton Institute

Mayan Gold “We had a good harvest of Mayan Gold and Vales Sovereign potatoes this year despite all the disruptions due to COVID19, and given it has been a hard year for many we saw this as an opportunity to do something positive and help communities across Tayside”

9 Dec 2020

Dr Jorunn Bos awarded EU Consolidator Grant for crop protection research

The James Hutton Institute

“This project is building on years of work by members of my team, past and present, and without them this would not have been possible”

8 Dec 2020

HydroGlen: transforming Glensaugh farm into a renewable powerhouse

The James Hutton Institute

“We aim to demonstrate that communities can achieve energy self-sufficiency from a triple energy vector perspective – electricity, heating and transport fuel - and that additional associated-decarbonisation activities are possible and feasible”

4 Dec 2020

World Soil Day: heads up - the answer lies under our feet

The James Hutton Institute

"Ensuring that food is produced in a way that is good for the environment requires healthy soils, innovation, and a redesign of our food systems from farm to fork" By Pete Iannetta, Alison Karley, Cathy Hawes and David Michie More information from: 

2 Dec 2020

Serbian researchers learn communication and knowledge exchange best practices

In conjunction with Agri-EPI, SEFARI Gateway recently held a virtual communication workshop aimed at enhancing the communication and knowledge exchange skills of researchers working at the

1 Dec 2020

Nature of Scotland Award for innovative work to protect biodiversity

The James Hutton Institute

"We’re very pleased as an Institute to contribute to the development of methods to assess species genetic diversity and contribute to the conservation of Scotland’s biodiversity"

26 Nov 2020

SEFARI Scientists Receive Innovation Award

SEFARI scientists have been recognised for their innovative work on conserving genetic diversity by the Nature of Scotland Award 2020.

26 Nov 2020

A journey from source to sea: travelling along the River Dee

The James Hutton Institute

"We were keen to show the connections between the top and bottom of the river – and that issues at the bottom of the catchment depend very much on what happens at the top"