14 Jun 2017

'Plant teams' may help feed a rising population, researchers say

The James Hutton Institute

"This is a great opportunity to use our leading scientific expertise to make a positive and practical contribution to the sustainability of our food production systems"

12 Jun 2017

TRUE food security explored from a legume-based perspective

The James Hutton Institute

"TRUE aims to pinpoint the role of legumes in harmonising the often-conflicting needs of the ‘environment’, ‘society’ and ‘business’, the so-called three pillars of sustainability"

12 Jun 2017

European grant to examine effects of zinc and copper on ageing process

The Rowett Institute

Scientists have received funding to investigate the role of zinc and copper on ageing.

8 Jun 2017

European agribusiness representatives visit to establish potato links

The James Hutton Institute

“The James Hutton Institute is globally recognised as a centre of excellence for potato research and James Hutton Limited manages some of the largest, commercially funded, potato breeding programmes in the UK"

6 Jun 2017

James Hutton Institute backs Technician Commitment

The James Hutton Institute

"By working collectively, we can ensure the future prosperity of technical skills in higher education and research"

30 May 2017

Third gold for Potato Story at Chelsea Flower Show

The James Hutton Institute

"This is a fantastic success for Morrice and Ann and truly showcases the diversity of potato."

30 May 2017

What will become of Scotland's moors?

The James Hutton Institute

"It was particularly timely to contribute to one of the world’s leading map publishing organisation following on from the 70th anniversary of the Institute being given responsibility for the national mapping of Scotland’s soils"

25 May 2017

Four new appointments to James Hutton Institute board

The James Hutton Institute

“The Hutton board reflects the broad interests of the research institute in the knowledge we need to combine understanding and perspectives of the environment, agriculture and food if we are to solve the really big issues around sustainable land use”

25 May 2017

Understanding heritage barley for a more sustainable future

The James Hutton Institute

“Our event aims to provide an insight into state-of-art in the research on and application of this fascinating Scottish heritage resource for future crop sustainability”

20 May 2017

Launch of VetBioNet – a European project to combat animal infectious diseases

Moredun

Moredun is a partner in VetBioNet which aims to reinforce the cooperation between Europe’s leading high-containment research infrastructures to advance research on epizootic and zoonotic diseases and to promote technological developments.

17 May 2017

Come and experience the power of plants on Plant Power Day

The James Hutton Institute

"Our Plant Power open day is a wonderful chance for everyone to come and learn about and be amazed by our relationship with plants"

15 May 2017

Professor Tim Jackson announced as speaker of 40th TB Macaulay Lecture

The James Hutton Institute

"Professor Jackson’s book, 'Prosperity without Growth' is a landmark in the sustainability debate"

11 May 2017

Blight map reveals evolution of potato disease in Europe

The James Hutton Institute

"The pathogen population is constantly evolving which can challenge the effectiveness of disease management practices"

9 May 2017

Habitat and wildlife conservation plans need to consider Lyme disease risk

The James Hutton Institute

"Current work at the Hutton Institute is testing for Lyme disease risk at a lot of sites with widely varying deer densities to test the impact of deer densities on Lyme disease risk"

2 May 2017

Genetic secrets of Golden Promise barley unlocked

The James Hutton Institute

"Understanding the function of the mutation in Golden Promise and its interactions with other genes means that favourable traits can be bred into our current varieties of barley"

1 May 2017

Late blight pathogen boosts potato growth to switch off immunity

The James Hutton Institute

“This discovery reveals a novel strategy that can be used by a pathogen to suppress the plants immune system, highlighting a vulnerability in our crops that could potentially be protected in the future.”

28 Apr 2017

PotatoSize: an easier way of estimating potato crop size distribution

The James Hutton Institute

"Each use of the service to analyse a crop sample is worth savings of approximately £14 in labour and equipment for farmers"

27 Apr 2017

Help wanted for new study on Cryptosporidium

Moredun

Cryptosporidium is one of the most important infectious scour causes in young calves and can be very difficult to get rid of.

26 Apr 2017

Better barley is on the way: crop genome unravelled

The James Hutton Institute

“Armed with this information, breeders and scientists will be much better placed to deal with the challenge of effectively addressing the food security agenda under the constraints of a rapidly changing environment."

26 Apr 2017

SEGS PhD student wins competition at American geographers' conference

The James Hutton Institute

"With more than 9,000 delegates from across the world in attendance, the AAG conference is an interdisciplinary forum open to anyone with an interest in geography and related disciplines"

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