9 May 2017

Habitat and wildlife conservation plans need to consider Lyme disease risk

The James Hutton Institute

"Current work at the Hutton Institute is testing for Lyme disease risk at a lot of sites with widely varying deer densities to test the impact of deer densities on Lyme disease risk"

2 May 2017

Genetic secrets of Golden Promise barley unlocked

The James Hutton Institute

"Understanding the function of the mutation in Golden Promise and its interactions with other genes means that favourable traits can be bred into our current varieties of barley"

1 May 2017

Late blight pathogen boosts potato growth to switch off immunity

The James Hutton Institute

“This discovery reveals a novel strategy that can be used by a pathogen to suppress the plants immune system, highlighting a vulnerability in our crops that could potentially be protected in the future.”

28 Apr 2017

PotatoSize: an easier way of estimating potato crop size distribution

The James Hutton Institute

"Each use of the service to analyse a crop sample is worth savings of approximately £14 in labour and equipment for farmers"

27 Apr 2017

Help wanted for new study on Cryptosporidium

Moredun

Cryptosporidium is one of the most important infectious scour causes in young calves and can be very difficult to get rid of.

26 Apr 2017

Better barley is on the way: crop genome unravelled

The James Hutton Institute

“Armed with this information, breeders and scientists will be much better placed to deal with the challenge of effectively addressing the food security agenda under the constraints of a rapidly changing environment."

26 Apr 2017

SEGS PhD student wins competition at American geographers' conference

The James Hutton Institute

"With more than 9,000 delegates from across the world in attendance, the AAG conference is an interdisciplinary forum open to anyone with an interest in geography and related disciplines"

21 Apr 2017

European social innovation research presented at international event

The James Hutton Institute

“Given the international nature of the problems that rural areas face, the SIMRA team works closely with those initiating and benefiting from social innovations to learn about motivations, experiences and barriers encountered”

18 Apr 2017

Barley research promises to improve plant breeding

The James Hutton Institute

“Barley is an excellent crop model to understand complex mechanisms like recombination and to develop new protocols and techniques that can be easily transferred to wheat and other cereals.” Related content 

5 Apr 2017

Scientists call on farmers to reduce reliance on pesticides

The James Hutton Institute

“In some cases we can reduce applications of existing pesticides by precision monitoring or complementing with biocontrol. In other cases we’ll need to substitute old for new, for example biopesticides that are compatible with biocontrol and other IPM tools”

5 Apr 2017

International research effort aims to improve yam production in Africa

The James Hutton Institute

"The James Hutton Institute supports the project in a training and advisory capacity, given our expertise in potato research and breeding"

4 Apr 2017

NE Biodiversity Partnership celebrates 20 years with inaugural Champions Awards

The James Hutton Institute

"Each and every Biodiversity Champion has an inspiring, and in some cases humbling, story to tell"

29 Mar 2017

SEFARI: leading ideas for better lives

The James Hutton Institute

"SEFARI is developing ways to align the right research and expertise with those who need it – whether policy, business or individuals"

29 Mar 2017

Launch of SEFARI - Leading ideas for better lives

Moredun

Businesses, charities, communities and policy-makers will benefit from easier access to environmental and agricultural research carried out in Scotland, thanks to a collective launched today.

28 Mar 2017

Hutton soft fruit innovation in focus at Global Berry Congress

The James Hutton Institute

"It was a real honour to be invited to speak to delegates interested in discussing the biggest issues in the berry business"

24 Mar 2017

New online service to support management of water quality and ecosystems in the UK

The James Hutton Institute

“Such platforms as CaMMP are important for enabling the water industry, policy makers and regulators to know what information and models are available to help them in their decision making”

23 Mar 2017

First Scottish sighting of velvet ants in three decades

The James Hutton Institute

"Although velvet ants are often referred to as ‘cow killers’, there is no evidence they could be dangerous to livestock and they are unlikely to be found on farmland."

17 Mar 2017

Hutton forensic soil scientist in multi-agency search for Moira Anderson

The James Hutton Institute

"We are using a range of equipment to survey non-destructively the canal to identify priority search areas"

17 Mar 2017

Fungi database develops to shed light into dark corners

The James Hutton Institute

“Initially UNITE fulfilled the needs for a small group of researchers with a common interest in Nordic forests. But now it is used by researchers all over the world in a huge range of ecosystems."

10 Mar 2017

Fatty acids and lipids under the spotlight

The James Hutton Institute

“I found the course an excellent opportunity to connect with others working with lipids"

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