6 Oct 2016

Scottish agricultural students: social researchers need your views

The James Hutton Institute

“The women in agriculture survey work will enable us to learn more about the views and experiences of women who live or work on Scottish farms, so we can better understand the opportunities and barriers facing women in rural Scotland. I’d encourage women across Scotland to take part.

4 Oct 2016

A new look for Scotland's Soils website

The James Hutton Institute

The website is the result of a collaboration to provide land managers, public bodies, the scientific community and members of the public with open access to decades of data relating to Scotland's soils.

30 Sep 2016

New report on river restoration and biodiversity launched

The James Hutton Institute

“The IUCN National Committee UK River Restoration and Biodiversity project is an excellent collaboration and this new report provides a blueprint for using minimal intervention and more cost-effective techniques to restore the natural processes of river systems in the UK and Ireland.

22 Sep 2016

Hutton soil forensic evidence helps police secure murder conviction

The James Hutton Institute

“In addition to being a key resource for food security and human sustainability, soils contain many physical, chemical and biological characteristics which can potentially be of great use to the investigative and reconstructive processes

22 Sep 2016

High Liver Fluke Risk this Autumn

Moredun

Farmers are warned to be proactive with liver fluke management this autumn to ensure no adverse effects to cattle performance are seen, given the high liver fluke risk this year.   

20 Sep 2016

Photosynthesis by aquatic organisms ‘counters’ impact of global warming

The James Hutton Institute

"This is the most robust study of the fundamental thermal response of aquatic photosynthesis at ecosystem scale to date.

16 Sep 2016

More needed to promote sustainable food production, Hutton scientists say

The James Hutton Institute

"We also need to understand human behaviour and that is why the James Hutton Institute uses both social and natural sciences to try and understand what might be better ways of managing our land.

12 Sep 2016

Maize and wheat informatics for improved livelihoods around the world

The James Hutton Institute

"The ICS group brings together an exceptional combination of skills and expertise, providing the Institute with a unique capacity to rise to the challenges of genome analysis to contribute to UN Sustainable Development Goal 2

12 Sep 2016

Graeme Cook appointed as new Director for the Centre for Knowledge Exchange and Impact

Moredun

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Graeme Cook as the new Director for the Centre of Knowledge Exchange and Impact (CKEI) with effect from 12th of September 2016.

9 Sep 2016

Great Scottish produce from great Scottish science: berries

The James Hutton Institute

"Our researchers are hard at work assessing many different blueberry varieties to find plants that grow well and have desirable traits, to then use them as parents in a breeding programme. Related content  Susan McCallum

9 Sep 2016

New Chairman Announced for Moredun Scientific

Moredun

John Mackinnon has been appointed as the new chairman of Moredun Scientific. He will succeed Dr Peter Wells who has been chairman of the Moredun Scientific board of directors for the past eight years and is retiring from the post.

6 Sep 2016

Moredun Partners with Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre

Moredun

The Moredun Research Institute are now an academic partner of the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) which aims to stimulate the growth of the Industrial Biotechnology (IB) industry in Scotland.

5 Sep 2016

The GROW Observatory: a citizen science project for growers, gardeners, farmers and space scientists

The James Hutton Institute

“The outcome will be a hub of open knowledge and data created and maintained by growers that will be of value to the citizens themselves as well as specialist communities in science, policy and industry.

2 Sep 2016

Great Scottish produce from great Scottish science: barley

The James Hutton Institute

"Barley is rich in health-promoting carbohydrates, e.g. Beta-glucan, that aid digestion, reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and intestinal cancer. Related content 

31 Aug 2016

Can potatoes help fight disease?

The James Hutton Institute

“We believe there is considerable potential for harvesting the foliage and extracting added value from the potato crop.

26 Aug 2016

Natural health service: older people could benefit from green prescriptions

The James Hutton Institute

“We have been able to identify a number of potential interventions, such as green prescribing which should be integrated with existing initiatives like health walks that offer opportunities for overcoming social and motivational barriers.

19 Aug 2016

Hutton climate change research featured in high-profile publications

The James Hutton Institute

“The Report Card outlines the possible effects of future climate change, focussing on threats and opportunities relevant to crop, livestock, wood and other production in the agriculture and forestry sectors.

19 Aug 2016

Chinese and Scottish potato researchers establish collaborative links

The James Hutton Institute

“Our intention is to establish formal collaborative links to bring together different aspects of the research at each institution on these pests and pathogens of potato.

12 Aug 2016

Hundreds attend Potatoes in Practice 2016

The James Hutton Institute

With a markedly international flavour this year, the event featured speakers from five continents and a large Chinese contingent led by Mr Liang Xisen, chairman of China’s largest potato producer, Xisen Potato Industry Company.

5 Aug 2016

European potato scientists meet in Scotland to discuss crop challenges

The James Hutton Institute

“Pests and pathogens remain a major constraint to food security in a world where potato is rising in importance as a major food crop.

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