7 Aug 2020

India-UK team tackles antimicrobial resistance spread in waterways

The James Hutton Institute

"This project has huge potential because it will study AMR spread in a more quantitative and predictive manner, which is urgently needed for assessing environmental exposure risk"

7 Aug 2020

Rock On Soils: soil carbon development for Scottish farmers

The James Hutton Institute

“This is such an intriguing project to be part of, and it is an excellent example of grassroots farming grasping the opportunity to work with cross-sector partners in the scientific sector”

17 Jul 2020

Pick of the bunch: first crop of climate change resilient blackcurrants

The James Hutton Institute

“We are delighted to see the first commercial crop of Ben Lawers this year. Hopefully this cultivar will pioneer innovation in climate resilient crop category, deliver exceptional quality and make the way for further climate-resilient cultivars that are currently on trials at the Institute”

16 Jul 2020

New fellowship to get to root of the issues

The opportunities for woodland creation within one of Scotland’s two national parks will be explored as part of a new fellowship.

15 Jul 2020

Tree planting does not always boost ecosystem carbon stocks, study finds

The James Hutton Institute

“Our work shows that tree planting locations need to be carefully sited, taking into account soil conditions, otherwise the tree planting will not result in the desired increase in carbon storage and climate change mitigation”

9 Jul 2020

Thousands log in for a digital Arable Scotland

The James Hutton Institute

"This was only the second Arable Scotland, so it was ambitious to suddenly deliver this in a completely different way – it’s a huge credit to event partners SRUC, James Hutton Institute and AHDB with sponsors Hutchinsons, FAS, SEFARI, Scottish Society for Crop Research and The Scottish Farmer for their massive input

8 Jul 2020

Fruit for the Future 2020: all-new and virtual format

The James Hutton Institute

“We are delighted to present a new format for Fruit for the Future, which we hope will make it possible for even more people to engage with the latest research and development on soft fruit, and that it can collectively be used as a focal point to meet and interact in a virtual way.”

29 Jun 2020

Fast-maturing, resilient potatoes in Hutton researchers’ sights

The James Hutton Institute

“Understanding the mechanism of tuber initiation in potato provides a new strategy to increase yields of a crop that is absolutely pivotal for global food security.”

26 Jun 2020

Innovative research to investigate antiviral properties of seaweeds

The James Hutton Institute

"We intend to apply our expertise in natural product chemistry to investigate the properties of these compounds and find an effective way to make them available to society and hopefully help stop the spread of viral diseases"

26 Jun 2020

Hutton to participate in European research on integrated pest management

The James Hutton Institute

"The James Hutton Institute is taking a leading role in the design and implementation of the data management activities of an European demonstration farm network for IPM strategies"

25 Jun 2020

Scottish vet labs to support NHS with Covid-19 testing

Moredun Research Institute and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are working together to support the NHS by providing extra capacity for vital testing of samples within their laboratory facilities at Pentlands Science Park in Midlothian.

24 Jun 2020

Online Arable Scotland 2020: expertise and knowledge for the arable industry

The James Hutton Institute

"The event will feature a virtual site so that anyone can tour the science, specialist and industry expertise that would have been available at the actual in-field event"

23 Jun 2020

Wastewater testing trial examines potential to monitor spread of COVID-19

The James Hutton Institute

"CREW was able to facilitate this ground-breaking research by providing financial support and coordination to allow a rapid response to a wider collective effort to develop an assay to help tracking SARS-CoV-2 via municipal wastewater"

22 Jun 2020

IAPS virtual conference looks to more sustainable societies

The James Hutton Institute

“The conference underlines the need to act beyond immediate needs and concerns, and to take responsibility for those who will follow the current generations, and who will have less time to react to the world bequeathed to them”

22 Jun 2020

Launch of New survey of Agri-Tech in Beef and Sheep Farming Systems in Scotland

A new survey has been launched to collect new information that will be used to identify key areas for the use of agri-tech to improve productivity, efficiency and sustainability for beef and sheep production. 

19 Jun 2020

Scotland's Hydro Nation International Centre: new OOSKAnews Audience session available

The James Hutton Institute

"Scotland's Hydro Nation Vision builds on the recognition that water is of central importance to the economy of Scotland, both as a sector in its own right and as a critical resource in Scotland’s manufacturing, agriculture, food and drink, tourism and energy sectors"

16 Jun 2020

New fellowship to independently assess the contribution of co-operatives to Scottish agriculture

The opportunities and challenges of farmer-owned businesses working together to benefit themselves, their peers and their communities will be explored as part of the new fellowship.

16 Jun 2020

Poultry research co-authored by BioSS scientists awarded 2019 3Rs prize

The James Hutton Institute

“We are delighted to have contributed from our side to the success of this work with our Moredun colleagues.

11 Jun 2020

New appointment to James Hutton Institute Board of Directors

The James Hutton Institute

"Graeme brings new and strategically-important insights, skills and knowledge to the Board that will contribute to keeping Hutton developing, responsive and doing relevant science"

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