8 Sep 2017

The challenge of marginal land: efficient utilisation of the managed natural environment

The James Hutton Institute

"Glensaugh provides a valuable long-term platform to meet the research needs of the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme"

8 Sep 2017

Digital mapping techniques to improve knowledge of British soils

The James Hutton Institute

"We hope to provide stakeholders with improved soil information, maps, models and data products, which may help them in developing strategies and policies for improved land management and resource use"

7 Sep 2017

New funding to test novel techniques to evaluate efficacy of control strategies against Poultry Red Mite

Moredun

Dr Alasdair Nisbet, has been successful in obtaining new research funding from the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) to evaluate a new technique that would greatly reduce the number of hens used in the efficacy testing of vaccines.

6 Sep 2017

Aberdeen academic to chair BBSRC advisory panel

The Rowett Institute

Professor Haggarty, Deputy Director of the Rowett Institute, has been appointed as Chair of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council's (BBSRC) Bioscience for Health Strategy Advisory Panel.

1 Sep 2017

Researchers to look into commercial potential of volcanic dust boosted honeyberries

The James Hutton Institute

"We hope this scientific and commercial collaboration will help catalyse innovation in the food and drink industry"

29 Aug 2017

Counting snails - not sheep - may hold answers for fluke and wading birds

Moredun

It is well known that liming can improve forage production but the wider effects of liming are poorly understood. A liming research project underway at the Game & Wildlife Scottish Demonstration Farm (GWSDF) Auchnerran now incorporates studies being run by Moredun Research Institute.

28 Aug 2017

Potential of social innovation in focus at international forest research conference

The James Hutton Institute

"Social innovation entails new practices targeting new products, services, models and social relationships and collaborations, as well as new fields of activity"

28 Aug 2017

Finishing lambs on grass with an eye on the bottom line

Moredun

Moredun and the Farmers Network recently joined forces on farm in Cumbria to produce a very informative and interesting livestock production event.

24 Aug 2017

Mylnefield Lipid Analysis claims first place in prestigious proficiency testing programme

The James Hutton Institute

"With over 20 years of lipid analysis experience, we are specialists in what we do and the result of this programme proves that we really do it well"

22 Aug 2017

Native plants need re-seeding after rhododendron removal

The James Hutton Institute

"This is an important discovery, because it means that many sites may need further intervention to meet their conservation goals"

17 Aug 2017

Plans to strengthen China links announced at Potatoes in Practice 2017

The James Hutton Institute

“We are delighted to build on our international links, which already span the five continents, and establish new collaborations in such topical subjects as breeding, genetics, pest and disease resistance and sustainable production systems”

17 Aug 2017

Rising Star Award goes to entrepreneurial Hutton scientist

The James Hutton Institute

"I’d like to see a wider variety of crops being grown – hopefully by valorising legumes through the alcohol and aquaculture industries they will become a more attractive crop to grow"

16 Aug 2017

Athletic men and men with diabetes sought for research study

The Rowett Institute

Healthy, athletic men and men with type 2 diabetes are being sought by researchers trying to better understand the link between fat and blood sugar.

16 Aug 2017

Moredun CEO appointed as Vice President of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland

Moredun

The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has recently announced it's new presidential team which sees Moredun's Professor Julie Fitzpatrick appointed as vice president alongside the society's new president, Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw Bt QC.

9 Aug 2017

Blueberry breeding consortium launched in Dundee

The James Hutton Institute

"It is very exciting to get the ball rolling with what is sure to be a fruitful project for all concerned." A Blueberry Breeding Consortium including members from three European countries held its inaugural meeting at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee yesterday.

8 Aug 2017

Dramatic changes needed in farming practices to keep pace with climate change

The James Hutton Institute

"This paper should alert policy makers and government to the help and support that farmers will need to achieve the scale of agricultural change that may be necessary to keep up with the increase in pollution due to climate change."

4 Aug 2017

Scottish and Ukrainian scientists join forces for research on sustainable land management

The James Hutton Institute

“UNFU scientists are very excited to sign this memorandum of understanding with the James Hutton Institute in the view of developing fruitful collaboration between our organisations and our two countries.”

2 Aug 2017

From mother to child, food likes and dislikes: pregnant women sought for Rowett 'flavour' study

The Rowett Institute

Researchers at the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute are looking for women who are between 16 and 32 weeks pregnant to taste a range of healthy flavoursome foods as part of a study looking at how babies develop their sense of taste.

1 Aug 2017

Potatoes in Practice: Britain’s largest technical potato field event is coming up

The James Hutton Institute

"PiP is a vital event for our industry. It's the only time we see the breeders, seed houses, growers, researchers and manufacturers together for one event"

31 Jul 2017

You are when you eat? Could a bigger breakfast be the key to losing weight

The Rowett Institute

Scientists at the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute and the University of Surrey, have received nearly £800,000 from the Medical Research Council to investigate whether the time of day we consume the most calories has an effect on weight loss.

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