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’.

29 Apr 2016

James Hutton Group to focus on impact of renewable energy at All-Energy 2016

The James Hutton Institute

"Multi-disciplinary experts from across the James Hutton Group will be on hand to discuss their service offering, particularly those related to the impacts of renewable energy on agriculture, the environment, communities and processing industries

27 Apr 2016

Brazil-UK partnership to improve energy and food security through nitrogen fixation

The James Hutton Institute

“The production of fertilisers takes up about 2% of the world’s energy supply. At the same time, they pollute our groundwater and are a major source of greenhouse gases, so it makes sense to reduce fertiliser input for food production.

22 Apr 2016

New book summarises current knowledge of wood ants

The James Hutton Institute

“Bringing together the expertise of ecological researchers and conservation practitioners, the book provides practical and theoretical advice about sampling and monitoring these insects, and outlines the requirements for effective conservation

21 Apr 2016

Feed the world, help the environment and make great beer: beans can really do it all

The James Hutton Institute

"The new brew uses unprocessed whole grains, and will be showcased at several events to mark the International Year of Pulses.

19 Apr 2016

New Saliva Test under Development to Diagnose Equine Encysted Small Strongyle Infection


Scientists at Moredun are currently developing a novel diagnostic blood test for the assessment of encysted small strongyle larval burdens in horses. The diagnostic test detects antibodies to larval cyathostomins encysted in the gut wall of infected horses.

15 Apr 2016

Berries: not just delicious but healthy too

The James Hutton Institute

"Evidence for consuming these soft fruits is excellent; not only do they taste fantastic but they do a bang up job of keeping our health on track

13 Apr 2016

Mining legacy springs hope for greener future

The James Hutton Institute

“Scotland has an outstanding and virtually unexploited minewater geothermal resource base

8 Apr 2016

Scotland’s Environment Web shortlisted for LIFE Citizens’ Award

The James Hutton Institute

"The website has revolutionised the way people access and work with environmental data

4 Apr 2016

Scientists investigate potential of plant traits and intercropping to reduce reliance on fertilisers

The James Hutton Institute

"The benefits of intercropping are clear in other contexts too, like the control of pests and disease or nitrogen use, but we have the first concrete evidence on how intercropping or these specific traits could affect P use.

4 Apr 2016

Professor Randolph Richards receives the RCVS Queens Medal


Congratulations to Moredun Foundation Vice-Chairman Professor Randolph Richards who isthe recipient of this year’s Queen’s Medal, the highest honour that the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) can bestow upon a veterinary surgeon.

21 Mar 2016

Moredun Research Institute is awarded £6.4M to research livestock health and welfare as part of the Scottish Government's funding programme for scientific research


The Scottish Government is investing £48M in 2016-2017 for strategic scientific research in the area of rural affairs, food and the environment.

17 Mar 2016

First Nematodirus Case Confirmed


The first case of Nematodirosis causing deaths and scouring in lambs has been confirmed in the Hereford area this week. The lambs were about 4 weeks of age and grazing high risk pasture with south facing slopes.

11 Mar 2016

Bovine ‘bum bag’ design challenge: Ensuring hygienic collection of faeces from livestock


Moredun scientisits recently set researchers at the School of Textiles & Design a particularly tricky challenge: how to develop a ‘bovine bum bag’ to ensure the hygienic collection of faeces from livestock.

4 Mar 2016

Moredun scientists feature on BBC Out of Doors


Moredun was in attendance at the SRUC – SEPA Biennial Conference in Edinburgh this week (1-2nd March 2016) to discuss the environmental, land management and animal health challenges facing the future of our farming systems.