22 Jun 2020

Launch of New survey of Agri-Tech in Beef and Sheep Farming Systems in Scotland

A new survey has been launched to collect new information that will be used to identify key areas for the use of agri-tech to improve productivity, efficiency and sustainability for beef and sheep production. 

19 Jun 2020

Scotland's Hydro Nation International Centre: new OOSKAnews Audience session available

The James Hutton Institute

"Scotland's Hydro Nation Vision builds on the recognition that water is of central importance to the economy of Scotland, both as a sector in its own right and as a critical resource in Scotland’s manufacturing, agriculture, food and drink, tourism and energy sectors"

16 Jun 2020

New fellowship to independently assess the contribution of co-operatives to Scottish agriculture

The opportunities and challenges of farmer-owned businesses working together to benefit themselves, their peers and their communities will be explored as part of the new fellowship.

16 Jun 2020

Poultry research co-authored by BioSS scientists awarded 2019 3Rs prize

The James Hutton Institute

“We are delighted to have contributed from our side to the success of this work with our Moredun colleagues.

11 Jun 2020

New appointment to James Hutton Institute Board of Directors

The James Hutton Institute

"Graeme brings new and strategically-important insights, skills and knowledge to the Board that will contribute to keeping Hutton developing, responsive and doing relevant science"

9 Jun 2020

Arable Scotland 2020: programme announced

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"

5 Jun 2020

World Environment Day

Friday the 5th of June is the United Nations World Environment Day and the theme for 2020 is biodiversity. In recognition of this, we have brought together a selection of our case studies around this topic.

5 Jun 2020

World Environment Day: it’s time for nature

The James Hutton Institute

"We are extremely well placed to help society by understanding the impacts of rapid biodiversity loss and finding routes to sustainable management that can help reverse them"

4 Jun 2020

New research to develop climate-resilient blackcurrants

The James Hutton Institute

“Development of climate-resilient varieties is high on the James Hutton Institute’s agenda and blackcurrants are an important species in understanding the effect of climate change”

2 Jun 2020

Soil fungi fundamental to diversity of forests

The James Hutton Institute

"Certain groups of fungi have critical roles in the establishment of tree seedlings: pathogenic fungi which are detrimental to survival, while mycorrhizal fungi are beneficial to the seedlings. This latter group are essential for the survival and growth of the trees"

28 May 2020

Online materials to help get you through the remainder of lockdown life

The Scottish Government has announced the lockdown measures are being eased slightly. It will take time for more lockdown restrictions to be lifted and life will not necessarily get back to normal for the foreseeable future.

27 May 2020

Supporting Scotland’s green recovery from COVID-19

The James Hutton Institute

“The Institute is exceptionally well placed to provide evidence about behaviour change, and how such changes may be best encouraged at the population level, in order to help Scotland reach its ambitious emission reduction target”

27 May 2020

Hyperspectral imaging for sustainable, more productive food crops

The James Hutton Institute

“The use of light-weight and low-cost spectral sensors for agriculture is particularly exciting as there are so many ways in which land managers could benefit from the kind of data that this sensor generates”

26 May 2020

Is COVID-19 changing our relationship with food?

The James Hutton Institute

"We hope the results will give recommendations to decision-makers in the food sector and at policy level on how to respond to changes and make food systems fit for future food-related habits following the current pandemic"

22 May 2020

Genetic discovery sheds light on sodium tolerance in barley crops

The James Hutton Institute

“This paper represents five years’ work. We are delighted that our discovery can provide real benefits in terms of understanding this important trait”

20 May 2020

Rowett supports food-focused online learning

The Rowett Institute

The Rowett Institute has contributed to a range of educational resources to help with home schooling during the Covid-19 pandemic.

20 May 2020

Educational SEFARI

Scottish research institutes are sharing educational activities and resources for teachers, parents and learners to use during the coronavirus pandemic. School children can learn how to manage a forest, become diet detectives or try being a farmer.

13 May 2020

Now available: May 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"

4 May 2020

Preserve open science during COVID-19 fight, international scientists say

The James Hutton Institute

"Transparency engenders public trust and is the best defence against misunderstanding, misuse, and deliberate misinformation about models and their results"

30 Apr 2020

Hutton wildflowers for enhanced wellbeing and a better environment

The James Hutton Institute

"The wildflower initiative aims to support our staff’s physical and mental wellbeing and provide educational support for their children, while simultaneously benefitting our local environment"