9 Jul 2018

Farmers urged to consider importance of biosecurity in cattle housing

SRUC

Biosecurity is a key consideration when it comes to housing beef cattle.

4 Jul 2018

New research seeks to support sustainable farm businesses in Europe

The James Hutton Institute

"Whether they’re developing a new business on an existing farm, or starting out on their own, young people work long hours for years to make their businesses a success"

3 Jul 2018

Hutton potato varieties approved for export to Kenya

The James Hutton Institute

"We are delighted that two of the varieties we bred for Greenvale AP and Grampian Growers have performed so well in these trials"

2 Jul 2018

How we stole the Royal Highland Show

SRUC

More than 2,200 visitors “tasted greatness” as the Scotland’s Rural College mobile sensory lab made its debut at this year’s Royal Highland Show.

28 Jun 2018

Enhancing innovation in rural areas: Scotland’s experience

The James Hutton Institute

"Innovation is seen as key for rural areas to become competitive and the digital transition is an opportunity for rural areas with decentralised production and workspaces"

28 Jun 2018

Latest varieties and research on show at Cereals in Practice 2018

The James Hutton Institute

"Researchers from the James Hutton Institute, SRUC and consultants from SAC Consulting will be on hand to discuss cereal agronomy and how growers can respond to the challenges this and other seasons throw at them"

26 Jun 2018

A very successful Royal Highland Show for Hutton science

The James Hutton Institute

“We have raised our profile and activities once again across a wide range of stakeholders gaining new contacts and leads to follow up”

25 Jun 2018

Film highlights ‘human story’ of migrant workforce

SRUC

A short film highlighting the “human story” behind Scottish agriculture’s seasonal migrant workforce has been unveiled by SRUC’s Rural Policy Centre.

22 Jun 2018

Fife has the Best Soil in Show 2018

The James Hutton Institute

"The soils submitted to the competition show that many farmers are aware of its importance and a need to invest in this natural capital"

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"