29 Jun 2016

Latest research on show at cereals event

The James Hutton Institute

"Now in its eighth year and for only the second time in Aberdeenshire, the free event is an opportunity for arable farmers, businesses and industry with an interest in cereals to take advantage of the latest scientific research and technologies.

28 Jun 2016

Potato blight map reveals distribution of disease in Europe

The James Hutton Institute

“The industry has an effective range of fungicides with which to manage late blight but the pathogen population is able to evolve rapidly and it is important that management practices are also updated when required.

24 Jun 2016

Perthshire has the Best Soil in Show 2016

The James Hutton Institute

"Together with farmers, growers, policy makers and agencies, the James Hutton Institute aims to make the best of our soils to help to deliver sustainable economic growth in Scotland and beyond.

23 Jun 2016

Moredun's parasitologists find a creative way to highlight the key messages for sustainable worm control


Moredun has teamed up with an animator to create an engaging and entertaining short film highlighting the important elements involved in the development and spread of anthelmintic resistance.

23 Jun 2016

Biosecurity best practice advice to the farming community


Moredun and The Crown Estate Scotland Portfolio have extended their collaboration to produce Biosecurity information in a clear and concise format aimed to encourage livestock farmers to encompass a proactive approach to disease prevention and control.

20 Jun 2016

Entrepreneurial push for futuristic indoor farming in Scotland

The James Hutton Institute

“We are doing more research with such innovative companies in the private sector and this example combines our knowledge of plant science and specialised infrastructure to work with others whose vision is aligned to help solve the challenges around long-term food security.

15 Jun 2016

Chris Law MP visits to find out more about our research and innovation

The James Hutton Institute

“I was given a fascinating insight into their work - not only on all sorts of crops and plant diseases but also their exciting plans for the future, which include the possibility of establishing an International Barley Hub here at their Dundee site.

13 Jun 2016

Potato parasite’s 'toolkit’ revealed

The James Hutton Institute

“Using this information we will now be able to much better target how we can prevent nematode infection. Parasitic nematode worms are the 'hidden enemy’ of farmers worldwide, causing billions of pounds worth of crop damage every year.

9 Jun 2016

Flooding: time for a pro-active, joined-up approach

The James Hutton Institute

"We at the James Hutton Institute think a co-ordinated response is right, recognising that the risk of flooding can only be mitigated through the application of a combination of natural solutions, construction measures and innovation.

6 Jun 2016

Safeguard our soils to sustain our way of life, Hutton scientists say

The James Hutton Institute

“Healthy soil is essential to a successful and sustainable farming industry. Scientists at the James Hutton institute have welcomed the findings of a report published by the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee on the health of UK soils.

3 Jun 2016

Scotland’s forgotten genius – more Hutton theories to be published

The James Hutton Institute

“Hutton’s approach epitomises the Institute’s purpose, intent and values. He was willing to stand up to dogma, based on the rigorous pursuit of observation and science.

1 Jun 2016

Moredun PhD Student wins Young Scientist Award


Ana Herrero, a PhD student at the Moredun Research Institute and the University of Stirling, was crowned the winning of the Young Scientist Award at the 10th Aquaculture UK Conference in Aviemore last week (25th May). 

30 May 2016

Social innovation to promote rural growth across Europe and the Mediterranean

The James Hutton Institute

“Social innovation manifests itself in new social relationships and collaborations. It seeks to promote the development and uptake of new services and new fields of activity, such as social entrepreneurship and social enterprises that improve the quality of life of individuals and communities.

24 May 2016

Dr Rupert Hough to lead Information and Computational Sciences group

The James Hutton Institute

"I am delighted that the Institute recognises the centrality of computational methods to help meet the challenges of environmental change, food security and sustainable development.

20 May 2016

Sustainable farming innovation on display at LEAF Technical Day

The James Hutton Institute

"At this field based event, experts from the Institute and partners Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and SoilEssentials will provide insight into their work and its impact for farmers.

18 May 2016

Water ecosystems reference book now available from UNESCO

The James Hutton Institute

"By presenting new insights and perspectives on how to shape future strategies, the book is meant to be a reference for researchers, academics, students and policy makers.

12 May 2016

Joint winners for prestigious Massalski research prize

The James Hutton Institute

“Both are excellent examples of the world-leading research being conducted at the James Hutton Institute and great role models for other young scientists to look up to.

11 May 2016

Building mycological capacity for sustainable resource management in Laos

The James Hutton Institute

“Consumption of wild mushrooms is very popular in Laos and so a great deal of them is harvested each year. At the same time, we lack adequate information about fungi. This project will allow us to start accumulating that data

6 May 2016

Hutton expert contributes to parliamentary discussion on water management

The James Hutton Institute

“The debate focussed on cutting edge reflections on natural flood management that remains hugely topical UK-wide following this winter's floods.

4 May 2016

Come and experience the power of plants on Plant Power Day

The James Hutton Institute

“We hope that the Plant Power Day offers something for everyone to enjoy in the fantastic setting of Dundee Botanic Garden. The James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee are coming together in the name of ‘Plant Power’.