7 Apr 2021

Scottish growers must remain vigilant about stink bug threat

The James Hutton Institute

“Growers are already very vigilant when it comes to monitoring pests and diseases in their crops and we hope that they will keep a close eye out for this particular pest and report it to the authorities if suspected.”

5 Apr 2021

'Rock On Soils' shows potential for better carbon sequestration and soil biodiversity

The James Hutton Institute

“This project demonstrates the vital collaboration between farmers and academics that is needed to demonstrate these new approaches and tackle the climate emergency.”

1 Apr 2021

Pioneering soil carbon project launched

The James Hutton Institute

"This pioneering soil carbon capture project will help farmers and other land managers to increase and restore carbon stores in soils and ecosystems. It is vital that this carbon benefit is realised in the short term to address the climate crisis.”

30 Mar 2021

Entries now open for 10th Nature of Scotland Awards

The James Hutton Institute

"Let's celebrate the people, organisations and businesses going above and beyond to support our precious natural heritage: nominate a person, project or business dedicated to supporting our environment or submit your own project and tell the world what you’re doing to support nature"

30 Mar 2021

Professor Philip White elected Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh

The James Hutton Institute

"We are fortunate to have Philip; his work is outstanding and underpins our reputation for plant sciences" Professor Philip J. White, a research specialist in plant ecophysiology at the James Hutton Institute, has received the honour of being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

24 Mar 2021

Resilience in the face of COVID-19 in Scotland’s rural and island areas

The COVID-19 pandemic has required many people to adapt their lifestyles and livelihoods to mitigate the spread and impact of the virus.

24 Mar 2021

Resilience in the face of COVID-19 in Scotland’s rural and island areas

The James Hutton Institute

"The pandemic has brought rural vulnerabilities into sharp focus; however, the people we interviewed were optimistic that novel approaches used in responding to the pandemic should be continued and enhanced in the future"

22 Mar 2021

Volunteers wanted for innovative Scottish mountain hare survey

The James Hutton Institute

“Mountain hares are Scotland’s only native hare and an important species in the Scottish hills, and gathering more accurate information about them will help inform conservation efforts”

19 Mar 2021

Tay Cities Deal go-ahead for International Barley Hub and Advanced Plant Growth Centre

The James Hutton Institute

"“The £62m committed by the UK and Scottish governments through the Tay Cities Deal for both projects constitute the largest-ever investment in Scottish agricultural science and will power the green recovery needed after COVID-19"

17 Mar 2021

Discovery of a gene that controls grain development may help control cereal yields

The James Hutton Institute

Cross-section of a barley flower, Dr Laura Wilkinson, University of Adelaide

15 Mar 2021

James Hutton Institute welcomes new UK Plant Science Strategy

The James Hutton Institute

"This strategy positions plant science R&D in the broader UK science and innovation landscape to deliver solutions such as to reduce carbon emissions in agriculture production, deliver sustainable food systems and increase carbon sequestration in both cultivated and natural ecosystems"

11 Mar 2021

New research highlights interactions of bacteria, fungi and roots for plant nutrition

The James Hutton Institute

“We hope our results influence future management of plant-microbe interactions and improve the ability of scientists to use arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and bacteria to improve the nutrition of crops in soils with limited phosphorus levels”

8 Mar 2021

World Water Day 2021: finding the true value of Scotland’s water

The James Hutton Institute

"The Hydro Nation International Centre at the James Hutton Institute in Scotland is honoured to coordinate our annual national celebration of World Water Day"

4 Mar 2021

Hutton postgraduate research showcased in 2021 student event

The James Hutton Institute

"This event provides a valuable learning experience for Hutton students in communicating their work to the wider scientific community and promotes a collegiate atmosphere"

2 Mar 2021

Women and 'Global South' missing from list of top-publishing ecologists

The James Hutton Institute

"We need the perspective provided by a diverse group of scientists in order to address the serious environmental problems faced by the world today, like climate change, pollution and the loss of biodiversity"

26 Feb 2021

RELOCAL conference: achieving a spatially and socially just Europe

The James Hutton Institute

"The tool developed by Dr Currie and Dr Piras was used to analyse the 33 case studies to be showcased during the conference"

26 Feb 2021

New research to shed light into mechanisms of potato blight infection

The James Hutton Institute

“We will study the activity and structure of the discovered proteins, their activity in induction of host defence responses, and determine their sites of action during plant infection”

22 Feb 2021

PRESS RELEASE: HRH The Princess Royal supports new research Fellowship to investigate Equine Grass Sickness

Moredun

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal took part in a special podcast as part of the On Farm series (www.podfollow.com/onfarm) to launch a new research drive to shed new light on equine grass sickness, an often fatal disease of horses.

19 Feb 2021

Focus on land reform at Rural Housing Summit 2021

The James Hutton Institute

"Land reform in Scotland is a topic of international discussion and fascination"

17 Feb 2021

Flapjack takes global spotlight at Wheat Initiative online training sessions

The James Hutton Institute

“These workshops were a fantastic opportunity to showcase not only Flapjack, but the wide variety of free and open-source visualization, database, and decision support tools that we produce at the Hutton in support of breeders all around the globe”

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