22 Feb 2017

Commonwealth Potato Collection seeds deposited in Global Seed Vault

The James Hutton Institute

“By consigning CPC genetic material into the Global Seed Vault, we hope to preserve these valuable genetic resources for generations to come”

16 Feb 2017

Berries may be beneficial for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity

The James Hutton Institute

"As conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease result in increased pressures over our health services, the Society is glad to present the latest research on the health benefits of soft fruit to growers, industry and the wider public"

16 Feb 2017

Moredun’s Director of Communications shortlisted for a prestigious Scottish Knowledge Exchange Award

Moredun

Moredun’s Director of Communications, Professor Lee Innes, has been shortlisted for Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Exchange at the prestigious Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2017.

15 Feb 2017

Banned pollutants found in deepest reaches of our oceans

The James Hutton Institute

"The next step is to understand how these pollutants reach such remote environments, the consequences of this pollution and what the knock-on effects might be for the wider ecosystem"

10 Feb 2017

Glen Dee shortlisted for UK Grower Awards 2017

The James Hutton Institute

Glen Dee boasts exceptional fruit quality and high productivity, and was bred in Dundee with support from the UK Raspberry Breeding Consortium and the Scottish Government.

3 Feb 2017

Tay Cities Deal submission launched

The James Hutton Institute

“As a result of the projects outlined in this submission the Tay Cities region will be a much more desirable place to learn, live and invest.”

3 Feb 2017

Commonwealth Potato Collection to make first UK deposit in Global Seed Vault

The James Hutton Institute

"Protecting these seeds in the Vault ensures that the Commonwealth Potato Collection will be available for future potato breeders to cope with challenges which may arise as a result of climate change and will help maintain both Scotland’s economy and global food security."

31 Jan 2017

James Hutton Limited to highlight Glen Dee raspberry at Fruit Logistica

The James Hutton Institute

“Scottish raspberries and seed potatoes are known throughout the world for their excellent quality and we are hopeful of developing new markets, especially for our new raspberry variety Glen Dee.”

26 Jan 2017

Changes to James Hutton Institute and JHL boards of directors announced

The James Hutton Institute

“Our new board members bring key skills and knowledge that will help move the James Hutton Group forward."

24 Jan 2017

Scottish honeys ‘exceptional’ in fight against superbugs

The James Hutton Institute

"Using liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry techniques, researchers discovered novel antimicrobial compounds in certain Scottish honeys which make them comparable in effectiveness to established antimicrobial honeys."

19 Jan 2017

Too many deer in Scotland? Hutton expertise contributes to deer management inquiry

The James Hutton Institute

"We sought to explain the detail of the key findings and clarify misunderstandings, while at the same time acknowledging where there is uncertainty and what we still do not know

13 Jan 2017

‘Nature-based solutions’ concept featured in Nature editorial

The James Hutton Institute

"NBS will require the participation of the scientific community, funders and supporters in refining the concept

12 Jan 2017

Europe-wide network aims to showcase on-farm innovation

The James Hutton Institute

“PLAID is about enabling farmers to demonstrate innovations to their peers, and to identify opportunities to learn from other farmers across Europe

5 Jan 2017

Moredun Regional Advisor wins Farm Animal Health Advisor of the Year

Moredun

Huge congratulations to Scott Brown, one of our South of Scotland Regional Advisors, who was recently awarded Farm Animal Health Advisor of the Year at the OvertheCounter Awards.

2 Jan 2017

Knighthood for Moredun Foundation Board Member

Moredun

Congratulations to Moredun Foundation Board member, John Campbell, founder and chairman of the Glenrath Farms empire, who has been knighted in the New Year Honours List for his services to farming and charitable service to entrepreneurship.

31 Dec 2016

Hutton agricultural scientist awarded BEM in New Year Honours list

The James Hutton Institute

"During my time at the James Hutton Institute and its predecessors I’ve seen Scottish agricultural science bloom – it now punches well above its weight both at home and abroad

31 Dec 2016

Research aims to boost Scottish blueberry production

The James Hutton Institute

Traditionally blueberries are imported to Scotland but this innovative research we are funding is using new technology to develop plants that are more suitable for the Scottish soil and climate as well as helping us to fully understand the health benefits of this fruit

23 Dec 2016

New Associate Membership Announced with Downland

Moredun

Moredun are delighted to announce that Downland, a UK wide network of independently owned agricultural retailers who specialise in the dairy, beef and sheep sectors, have joined up with Moredun as Associate Members.

21 Dec 2016

OPA research hones in on three approaches in a bid to enhance diagnostics

Moredun

Recent research by Moredun scientists and colleagues has provided new opportunities for the development of diagnostic tests for ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA). OPA is a contagious respiratory disease of sheep that causes significant economic losses and animal welfare problems for affected flocks.

16 Dec 2016

Research collaboration to assess impact of flooding on people and communities

The James Hutton Institute

“We hope the project will be able to advance understanding of the long-term impacts of flooding, contribute to better flood risk management and make suggestions as to how personal and community resilience may be supported and enhanced in future flood events

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