21 Apr 2017

European social innovation research presented at international event

The James Hutton Institute

“Given the international nature of the problems that rural areas face, the SIMRA team works closely with those initiating and benefiting from social innovations to learn about motivations, experiences and barriers encountered”

18 Apr 2017

Barley research promises to improve plant breeding

The James Hutton Institute

“Barley is an excellent crop model to understand complex mechanisms like recombination and to develop new protocols and techniques that can be easily transferred to wheat and other cereals.” Related content 

5 Apr 2017

Scientists call on farmers to reduce reliance on pesticides

The James Hutton Institute

“In some cases we can reduce applications of existing pesticides by precision monitoring or complementing with biocontrol. In other cases we’ll need to substitute old for new, for example biopesticides that are compatible with biocontrol and other IPM tools”

5 Apr 2017

International research effort aims to improve yam production in Africa

The James Hutton Institute

"The James Hutton Institute supports the project in a training and advisory capacity, given our expertise in potato research and breeding"

4 Apr 2017

NE Biodiversity Partnership celebrates 20 years with inaugural Champions Awards

The James Hutton Institute

"Each and every Biodiversity Champion has an inspiring, and in some cases humbling, story to tell"

29 Mar 2017

SEFARI: leading ideas for better lives

The James Hutton Institute

"SEFARI is developing ways to align the right research and expertise with those who need it – whether policy, business or individuals"

29 Mar 2017

Launch of SEFARI - Leading ideas for better lives

Moredun

Businesses, charities, communities and policy-makers will benefit from easier access to environmental and agricultural research carried out in Scotland, thanks to a collective launched today.

28 Mar 2017

Hutton soft fruit innovation in focus at Global Berry Congress

The James Hutton Institute

"It was a real honour to be invited to speak to delegates interested in discussing the biggest issues in the berry business"

24 Mar 2017

New online service to support management of water quality and ecosystems in the UK

The James Hutton Institute

“Such platforms as CaMMP are important for enabling the water industry, policy makers and regulators to know what information and models are available to help them in their decision making”

23 Mar 2017

First Scottish sighting of velvet ants in three decades

The James Hutton Institute

"Although velvet ants are often referred to as ‘cow killers’, there is no evidence they could be dangerous to livestock and they are unlikely to be found on farmland."

17 Mar 2017

Hutton forensic soil scientist in multi-agency search for Moira Anderson

The James Hutton Institute

"We are using a range of equipment to survey non-destructively the canal to identify priority search areas"

17 Mar 2017

Fungi database develops to shed light into dark corners

The James Hutton Institute

“Initially UNITE fulfilled the needs for a small group of researchers with a common interest in Nordic forests. But now it is used by researchers all over the world in a huge range of ecosystems."

10 Mar 2017

Fatty acids and lipids under the spotlight

The James Hutton Institute

“I found the course an excellent opportunity to connect with others working with lipids"

9 Mar 2017

Mapping ecosystem services: science in action

The James Hutton Institute

"Dr Nijnik shared knowledge developed at the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences Group under Work Package 1.4 of the Strategic Research Programme supported by the Scottish Government"

9 Mar 2017

Farmer workshop demonstrates economic benefit of using precision farming technologies

Moredun

Moredun organised a workshop for farmers this week (Wednesday 8th March) to demonstrate the links between better disease control and improved economic return both in terms of production costs and return on sale.

1 Mar 2017

Moredun’s Director of Communications elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Moredun

Professor Lee Innes, a renowned scientist and Moredun’s Director of Communications, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. 

28 Feb 2017

Scottish soils featured in art and science crossover project

The James Hutton Institute

"The incredible geological history and stories embedded in these soils are both exhilarating to imagine, and remarkable to respond to. They really are living geological history"

27 Feb 2017

Moredun’s Director of Communications wins prestigious Scottish Knowledge Exchange Award

Moredun

Congratulations to Professor Lee Innes, Moredun’s Director of Communications, who received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Exchange at the prestigious Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards.

24 Feb 2017

Agriculture Champion appointed to James Hutton Institute board

The James Hutton Institute

“I am delighted to welcome our new board members who will bring key skills and knowledge to continue moving the James Hutton Group forward"

24 Feb 2017

Ecological research key to managing Scotland's natural resources

The James Hutton Institute

“Tracking species enables ecologists to understand more about where they feed, where they go and the types of habitats they use. All this helps us conserve and provide the right habitats for them.”

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