21 Jun 2018

Mark of Zorro: new pest coming soon to woodland near you?

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The distinctive “signature” of the zigzag elm sawfly (Aproceros leucopoda) might conjure images of the 1940’s movie Mark of Zorro. But, it heralds the arrival of a new pest in the British countryside.

19 Jun 2018

Videos launched in fight against the spread of African Swine Fever

Moredun

Following the two most recent outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Czech Republic and Hungary the Scottish Government has produced two videos directed to pig producers and pet pig owners.

14 Jun 2018

Scientists unravel effects of alternative splicing on plant responses to cold temperatures

The James Hutton Institute

"It is a great example of the long-standing partnership between the University of Dundee-Plant Sciences and the James Hutton Institute"

14 Jun 2018

Call for action as first case of resistance to group 4 wormer (monepantel) is reported in the UK

Moredun

A collaborative study between Moredun and the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies has identified the first case of resistance to monepantel (trade name Zolvix®) in the UK.

11 Jun 2018

Hundreds visit Glensaugh farm on Open Farm Sunday

The James Hutton Institute

"Hosting the event for the first time, Donald Barrie and his team presented a perspective on Hutton farming and agricultural practice that is less familiar to the public"

11 Jun 2018

Working together to control ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA)

Moredun

“Doing nothing is not an option”  was the unanimous opinion of the farmers, vets and sheep health experts participating at a workshop to discuss the way forward to control OPA  held at Moredun on Tuesday 5th June.

8 Jun 2018

Professor Lorna Dawson and Mrs Anne Pack honoured in Queen’s Birthday List

The James Hutton Institute

"Lorna and Anne thoroughly deserve these honours which acknowledge their contributions to the Institute and society"

8 Jun 2018

Research and innovation that underpin Scotland’s larder – come and see it at the Royal Highland Show 2018

The James Hutton Institute

"There is a close relationship between Scotland’s first-class agricultural sector, its high-quality food and drink and its world-class research organisations"

1 Jun 2018

Peter Orrell wins Converge Challenge 2018 award

The James Hutton Institute

"Dr Orrell’s MycoNourish product customises the interactions of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and plant roots to suit specific production systems"

1 Jun 2018

Scottish social innovation in focus

The James Hutton Institute

"In fields as diverse as community land ownership, social care, social housing provision, cultural services and environmental projects, social innovation is driving place-based rural development"

29 May 2018

ALTER: can increasing the carbon in soil combat climate change?

The James Hutton Institute

Soil “It’s important that we develop a database of research into the subject and examine its potential for success. Is it possible that the small change in soil sequencing can compensate for the greenhouse gas emissions produced by other sectors in the region?"

25 May 2018

Mearns Academy pupils help stop the plastic tide at Glensaugh

The James Hutton Institute

“Plastic is made of oil and if we don’t stop it, it’ll get into the ground and burns.”

24 May 2018

Now available: May 2018 issue of Hutton Highlights

The James Hutton Institute

"We'd love to hear what you think of it, so please send us your comments" The latest issue of Hutton Highlights, the James Hutton Institute's quarterly review, is now available from our Hutton Highlights pages.

23 May 2018

Scientists and experts team up for new Plant Health Centre

The James Hutton Institute

"There has never been a more crucial time to pool resources and bring scientists and stakeholders together to act"

18 May 2018

Finding hope for nature in The Lost Words

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

A poetic and artistic rallying-call for us all to stay connected with nature is set to inspire adults and children at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE).

17 May 2018

Land access a critical barrier for new farmers in Scotland

The James Hutton Institute

"The report focuses on new and alternative ways to encourage farmers and landowners to increase the availability of land for new entrants to agriculture in Scotland"

11 May 2018

New KTP appointment to develop possibilities of honeyberries

The James Hutton Institute

"Our aim is to identify the best varieties of honeyberry and develop products around which we can build the Scottish Honeyberry brand"