1 Aug 2018

A big call

SRUC

A large-scale telephone survey of thousands of Scottish farmers has been announced.

30 Jul 2018

Crop mixtures and evolution can improve agricultural productivity

The James Hutton Institute

“Only mixed cropping with plants with mixture coexistence histories has the potential to not only reduce competition but also to enable the evolution of facilitative interactions, thereby maximising beneficial effects of enhanced biodiversity”

30 Jul 2018

Birch lab discover new knowledge in fight against potato blight disease

The James Hutton Institute

"This study reveals that protecting the host protein SWAP70 by reducing the activity of NRL1, a negative regulator of immunity, could provide a method to combat late blight disease"

25 Jul 2018

Stress-resistant crops may be way forward in the face of extreme temperatures

The James Hutton Institute

Scientists of the James Hutton Institute have alerted about the potential impact of extreme weather events - such as the current heatwave - on crop production and have suggested the development of stress-resistant crops as an important resource to preserve food security in the face of increased temperatures.

24 Jul 2018

Potatoes in Practice looks to the future of tatties

The James Hutton Institute

"One of the event’s seminar sessions is inspired by the recently launched World without Potatoes concept, a new international campaign which aims to remind consumers globally of the myriad benefits of potatoes"

18 Jul 2018

Barley in the spotlight at iBMW2018 meeting

The James Hutton Institute

“There was collective momentum to develop an international strategy for the characterisation of barley mutant populations and the creation of a central database to facilitate access to these genetic resources for research”

18 Jul 2018

Keep pastures like new

SRUC

A sheep expert at SAC Consulting, part of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), has been taking livestock farmers through the principles of how to make the most of pasture quality.

16 Jul 2018

New demonstration facility in focus at Fruit for the Future 2018

The James Hutton Institute

"The tunnels will showcase all the varieties to the best standards of a commercial system so visitors can view the plants as they would be in the real world"

16 Jul 2018

Stemming the tide

SRUC

‘Green engineering’ techniques that help to stabilise river banks and halt the erosion of fields are to be showcased at a free event organised by the Scottish Government’s Farm Advisory Service (FAS).

11 Jul 2018

Rowett scientists examining ways to prevent or postpone Type 2 Diabetes

The Rowett Institute

Scientists from the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute are hoping to find a way to prevent or postpone the onset of Type 2 Diabetes - but require volunteers to help them with their research.

9 Jul 2018

New animated film to be launched in the fight against fluke

Moredun

We are delighted to announce that Fight the Fluke, the latest addition to our hugely popular animation series, will be launched at the National Sheep Association Sheep Event next week (18th July).

9 Jul 2018

Farmers urged to consider importance of biosecurity in cattle housing

SRUC

Biosecurity is a key consideration when it comes to housing beef cattle.

4 Jul 2018

New research seeks to support sustainable farm businesses in Europe

The James Hutton Institute

"Whether they’re developing a new business on an existing farm, or starting out on their own, young people work long hours for years to make their businesses a success"

3 Jul 2018

Hutton potato varieties approved for export to Kenya

The James Hutton Institute

"We are delighted that two of the varieties we bred for Greenvale AP and Grampian Growers have performed so well in these trials"

2 Jul 2018

How we stole the Royal Highland Show

SRUC

More than 2,200 visitors “tasted greatness” as the Scotland’s Rural College mobile sensory lab made its debut at this year’s Royal Highland Show.

28 Jun 2018

Enhancing innovation in rural areas: Scotland’s experience

The James Hutton Institute

"Innovation is seen as key for rural areas to become competitive and the digital transition is an opportunity for rural areas with decentralised production and workspaces"

28 Jun 2018

Latest varieties and research on show at Cereals in Practice 2018

The James Hutton Institute

"Researchers from the James Hutton Institute, SRUC and consultants from SAC Consulting will be on hand to discuss cereal agronomy and how growers can respond to the challenges this and other seasons throw at them"

26 Jun 2018

A very successful Royal Highland Show for Hutton science

The James Hutton Institute

“We have raised our profile and activities once again across a wide range of stakeholders gaining new contacts and leads to follow up”

25 Jun 2018

Film highlights ‘human story’ of migrant workforce

SRUC

A short film highlighting the “human story” behind Scottish agriculture’s seasonal migrant workforce has been unveiled by SRUC’s Rural Policy Centre.

22 Jun 2018

Fife has the Best Soil in Show 2018

The James Hutton Institute

"The soils submitted to the competition show that many farmers are aware of its importance and a need to invest in this natural capital"