18 Aug 2020

Research to unravel blackleg and nematode interactions in potato crops

The James Hutton Institute

“Currently there is a knowledge gap in the management of blackleg, and we wish to address it by characterising the identity and distribution of free-living nematodes but also microbial communities, and the ways in which they associate and interact with the blackleg pathogen through changes in factors such as irrigat

13 Aug 2020

Potatoes in Practice: a retrospective

The James Hutton Institute

"The PIP story will continue at Potatoes in Practice 2021, on Thursday 12 August at Balruddery Farm, Angus. See you then!" More information from: 

13 Aug 2020

Not seeing the carbon for the trees? Mapping net change in carbon from afforestation in Scotland

The James Hutton Institute

“This work shows why it is important to continue with the existing presumption against planting trees in deep peat areas, but that additional incentives or constraints may be needed to achieve the overall rates of emission mitigation that policy commitments imply”

11 Aug 2020

New version of Germinate launched

The James Hutton Institute

"We have developed new features for Germinate that will allow plant breeders and other scientists to explore, visualize and export data into other commonly used analysis tools from a single platform"

10 Aug 2020

Fruit for the Future 2020: programme announced

The James Hutton Institute

“This year the event will feature a week’s worth of online updates from each of the soft fruit breeding programmes: raspberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, blackberries and the all-new honeyberries”

7 Aug 2020

India-UK team tackles antimicrobial resistance spread in waterways

The James Hutton Institute

"This project has huge potential because it will study AMR spread in a more quantitative and predictive manner, which is urgently needed for assessing environmental exposure risk"

7 Aug 2020

Rock On Soils: soil carbon development for Scottish farmers

The James Hutton Institute

“This is such an intriguing project to be part of, and it is an excellent example of grassroots farming grasping the opportunity to work with cross-sector partners in the scientific sector”

17 Jul 2020

Pick of the bunch: first crop of climate change resilient blackcurrants

The James Hutton Institute

“We are delighted to see the first commercial crop of Ben Lawers this year. Hopefully this cultivar will pioneer innovation in climate resilient crop category, deliver exceptional quality and make the way for further climate-resilient cultivars that are currently on trials at the Institute”

16 Jul 2020

New fellowship to get to root of the issues

The opportunities for woodland creation within one of Scotland’s two national parks will be explored as part of a new fellowship.

15 Jul 2020

Tree planting does not always boost ecosystem carbon stocks, study finds

The James Hutton Institute

“Our work shows that tree planting locations need to be carefully sited, taking into account soil conditions, otherwise the tree planting will not result in the desired increase in carbon storage and climate change mitigation”

9 Jul 2020

Thousands log in for a digital Arable Scotland

The James Hutton Institute

"This was only the second Arable Scotland, so it was ambitious to suddenly deliver this in a completely different way – it’s a huge credit to event partners SRUC, James Hutton Institute and AHDB with sponsors Hutchinsons, FAS, SEFARI, Scottish Society for Crop Research and The Scottish Farmer for their massive input

8 Jul 2020

Fruit for the Future 2020: all-new and virtual format

The James Hutton Institute

“We are delighted to present a new format for Fruit for the Future, which we hope will make it possible for even more people to engage with the latest research and development on soft fruit, and that it can collectively be used as a focal point to meet and interact in a virtual way.”

29 Jun 2020

Fast-maturing, resilient potatoes in Hutton researchers’ sights

The James Hutton Institute

“Understanding the mechanism of tuber initiation in potato provides a new strategy to increase yields of a crop that is absolutely pivotal for global food security.”

26 Jun 2020

Innovative research to investigate antiviral properties of seaweeds

The James Hutton Institute

"We intend to apply our expertise in natural product chemistry to investigate the properties of these compounds and find an effective way to make them available to society and hopefully help stop the spread of viral diseases"

26 Jun 2020

Hutton to participate in European research on integrated pest management

The James Hutton Institute

"The James Hutton Institute is taking a leading role in the design and implementation of the data management activities of an European demonstration farm network for IPM strategies"

25 Jun 2020

Scottish vet labs to support NHS with Covid-19 testing

Moredun Research Institute and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are working together to support the NHS by providing extra capacity for vital testing of samples within their laboratory facilities at Pentlands Science Park in Midlothian.

24 Jun 2020

Online Arable Scotland 2020: expertise and knowledge for the arable industry

The James Hutton Institute

"The event will feature a virtual site so that anyone can tour the science, specialist and industry expertise that would have been available at the actual in-field event"

23 Jun 2020

Wastewater testing trial examines potential to monitor spread of COVID-19

The James Hutton Institute

"CREW was able to facilitate this ground-breaking research by providing financial support and coordination to allow a rapid response to a wider collective effort to develop an assay to help tracking SARS-CoV-2 via municipal wastewater"

22 Jun 2020

IAPS virtual conference looks to more sustainable societies

The James Hutton Institute

“The conference underlines the need to act beyond immediate needs and concerns, and to take responsibility for those who will follow the current generations, and who will have less time to react to the world bequeathed to them”

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