19 Oct 2020

Wanted: dairy farmers’ views on cow-with-calf production system

The James Hutton Institute

"We hope that the data will inform future policy and help develop the right resources for farmers interested in operating the cow with calf system. There are very few farmers operating the system in the UK and as a result little research and advisory support"

15 Oct 2020

Now available: October 2020 issue of Hutton Highlights

The James Hutton Institute

"We'd love to hear what you think of it, so please send us your comments"

12 Oct 2020

Preserving UK soil microbial biodiversity for sustainable agriculture

The James Hutton Institute

"This resource will provide base-line data for how different crop types and the soils they are grown in impact the microbiome. Our ambition is to provide a comprehensive resource that will be used to optimise crop production systems"

1 Oct 2020

Hutton and Liberty Produce to transform modern agriculture through collaborative research and tech development

The James Hutton Institute

"Our collaboration with Liberty Produce marks the next step in the growth of our Open Science Campus initiative and brings new innovative companies to work closely with world-leading science"

30 Sep 2020

FoodLAND: boosting the nutrition performance of local food systems in Africa

The James Hutton Institute

“By bridging the gap between food production and consumption, the project will reinforce the productivity and resilience of food supply chains, and will create new market opportunities on both the local and global scales.” More information from: 

30 Sep 2020

Pioneering natural capital approach to land use management in the Scottish uplands

The James Hutton Institute

"The Glensaugh application shows that natural capital assessment can be useful to inform decision-making pertaining to land use and management strategies.”

29 Sep 2020

New method to help project demographic changes in Scotland’s sparsely populated areas

The James Hutton Institute

“Improving knowledge of these factors could help to design targeted place-based policies to support population levels, which could include ‘repopulation initiatives’ and improvements to the housing supply, infrastructure and services to improve economic links and lower barriers to migration.”

28 Sep 2020

Innovative use of machine learning to forecast crop disease risk

The James Hutton Institute

“There is added value in combining the algorithms in an ensemble to provide a more accurate and robust forecasting tool that can be tailored to produce region-specific alerts.

24 Sep 2020

MOVING: spotlight on value chains of mountains in Europe and beyond

The James Hutton Institute

“We are delighted to be sharing the expertise and innovation illustrated by Scottish mountain value chains with our EU partners, and learning together how we can ensure a green recovery that addresses the climate and biodiversity crises, ‘leaving no-one behind’.”

18 Sep 2020

Interdisciplinary collaboration leads to new early sheep scab test

The James Hutton Institute

“This is a prime example how interdisciplinary research which straddles animal health, immunology, and biotechnology can be harnessed to solve real-life issues. It is a testament to the strength of the collaboration between institutes.”

18 Sep 2020

From Spain to Scotland to conduct barley science: Johanna and Hechizo’s agricultural pilgrimage

The James Hutton Institute

“It is quite a remarkable feat and Johanna and Hechizo deserve our warmest welcome, respect and regard for their effort and determination" More information from: 

18 Sep 2020

Digital soil maps of Scotland now expanded to include Orkney

The James Hutton Institute

“The maps are an excellent educational resource, show the diversity in the Scottish soil resource and form the basis of a wide range of risk maps developed to aid in the sustainable use of our soils”

18 Sep 2020

Scientists launch key principles to preserve Scots plant health

The James Hutton Institute

"With thousands of plant species in Scotland and 1000 novel pests and diseases listed on the UK plant health risk register, there has never been a more crucial time to pool resources and bring scientists and land users together to act"

17 Sep 2020

PRESS RELEASE:Interdisciplinary collaboration leads to new early sheep scab test

Moredun

A new diagnostic technique has been developed by Scottish scientists to help in the early detection of sheep scab, marking a significant development towards improved monitoring and control of the parasite.

16 Sep 2020

Research shows potential of gene editing to improve understanding of barley quality

The James Hutton Institute

“We are delighted that our findings can provide real benefits in terms of understanding how gene editing can help improve the quality of barley crops and gain insight into the different roles these genes may have in grain composition”

15 Sep 2020

Natural world and humanity at a crossroads: UN Global Biodiversity Outlook report published

The James Hutton Institute

“Our researchers are working across the spectrum of these challenges including supporting efforts in monitoring (including work on national and international-level indicators), management (investigating its impacts on a wide range of habitats, and how we can work with local stakeholders and communities to find equit

11 Sep 2020

Massive-scale genomic study reveals wheat diversity for crop improvement

The James Hutton Institute

"We have worked closely with the Seeds of Discovery initiative for many years, developing a range of database and information systems, visualization tools and decision support applications to assist in this work, enabling researchers to easily query and explore the vast amounts of information generated by this study

3 Sep 2020

Restored river channel to bring benefits for nature in Aberdeenshire

The James Hutton Institute

"By making high quality science an integral part of the Easter Beltie restoration project, we will be able to clearly show how restoring rivers can transform the opportunities for wildlife, with knock-on effects for the whole river valley" Photo credit: James Shooter/ScotlandBigPicture.com

2 Sep 2020

Huge potential of food waste to support circular economies

The James Hutton Institute

"An evaluation based on technological and economic aspects points towards the feasibility of substituting energy crops with food waste for producing biogas and reducing total biomass costs"

31 Aug 2020

New RISS group members wanted: processing pulses for human consumption in Scotland

The James Hutton Institute

"The group is set to explore the potential of the pulses supply chain in Scotland, the challenges and possibilities, and collaborate to define a project that could benefit the locally grown pulses market"

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