25 Jul 2019

International research effort maps global distribution of soil nematodes

The James Hutton Institute

"This study provides insight into the functional composition of global nematode populations and thus provides key baseline data to measure the impacts of climate change”

24 Jul 2019

Wild potato genes may be key to stronger spuds

The James Hutton Institute

"By combining these effective genes we can prolong the longevity of individual resistances to the disease and reduce the need for chemical sprays on plants"

22 Jul 2019

Pea gin: how your choice of afternoon tipple could help save the rainforest

The James Hutton Institute

“We found that the environmental footprint of pea gin was significantly lower than for wheat gin across 12 of 14 environmental impacts evaluated, from climate change, through water and air pollution, to fossil energy consumption”

15 Jul 2019

Berry latest research on show at Fruit for the Future 2019

The James Hutton Institute

"Fruit for the Future is one of the James Hutton Institute’s most successful and long-running industry events"

12 Jul 2019

International congress of plant scientists focuses on solutions to crop pests and diseases

The James Hutton Institute

“In this fast-moving scientific field, timely communication between researchers is vital to uncover and learn from the molecular battles that occur between plants and the pests and parasites that infect them”

11 Jul 2019

Professor Dieter Helm announced as speaker of 42nd TB Macaulay Lecture: Green and Prosperous Land

The James Hutton Institute

"With news about our climate, ecosystems and wildlife tending to be grim, there are few who could argue action must be taken and taken quickly. There is hope, and there is time, but we must act now"

10 Jul 2019

James Hutton Institute contributes to Biorefinery Roadmap for Scotland

The James Hutton Institute

"We at the Institute view biorefining as an absolute necessity for life going forward and can be considered as a route to help deliver the Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Production and Consumption"

9 Jul 2019

Spotlight on dairy production systems at Edinburgh Fringe show

The James Hutton Institute

“There needs to be more discussion between different parts of the industry and the public about the future of dairy farming.

5 Jul 2019

Study shows potential for reduced methane from cows

The Rowett Institute

An international team of scientists led by Professor John Wallace of the Rowett Institute at the University of Aberdeen, has shown it is possible to breed cattle to lower their methane emissions.

3 Jul 2019

Latest research on arable crops showcased at Arable Scotland

The James Hutton Institute

Arable Scotland

1 Jul 2019

Is Scotland on target for 2030? More work needed to achieve sustainable development goals

The James Hutton Institute

"The recent upsurge in interest in major action on climate change is very positive, but needs to be capitalised on with policy and consumer behaviour changes to match the rhetoric"

24 Jun 2019

A very successful Royal Highland Show 2019 for Hutton science

The James Hutton Institute

"The ten individual displays and accompanying activities covered an even wider span of Institute work than has been portrayed previously, which is great for demonstrating the breadth of our relevance. Sustainability and climate challenges featured prominently across the board"

21 Jun 2019

Aberdeenshire has the Best Soil in Show 2019

The James Hutton Institute

"Best Soil in Show highlights the importance of soil health not just for productivity but also for a wide range of benefits to our environment, including climate change mitigation and adaptation"

20 Jun 2019

Tay Cities Deal success celebrated at Royal Highland Show 2019

The James Hutton Institute

"The Cities Deal is a huge vote of confidence in Tayside. Both projects we are involved in represent significant investment in the future of this region, in key sectors for the regional and national economy and have the potential to unlock substantial economic benefits"

18 Jun 2019

James Hutton Institute congratulates Intelligent Growth Solutions on achieving £5.4m funding boost

The James Hutton Institute

“The collaboration has proved to be a major strength in developing the Advanced Plant Growth Centre initiative, which has been backed by a £27m transformational investment from the Tay Cities deal. We look forward to helping establish Scotland as a lead science centre for this new industry”

18 Jun 2019

Now available: June 2019 issue of Hutton Highlights

The James Hutton Institute

"We'd love to hear what you think of it, so please send us your comments"

18 Jun 2019

New partnership to tackle potato industry challenges

The James Hutton Institute

"The large and innovative potato research programmes in Scotland are complementary with the diagnostic, skills and training and consultancy services available across all three partners"

13 Jun 2019

Excellent science on display at SEFARI Student Showcase 2019

The James Hutton Institute

"The SEFARI student showcase evidences the diversity and excellence of postgraduate research undertaken across all SEFARI research institutes"

12 Jun 2019

Human activity means UK peatlands contribute to climate change

The James Hutton Institute

"This report highlights that the current overall condition of our peatlands contributes to climate change, so there is significant merit in further stepping up of peatland restoration efforts from a greenhouse gas mitigation perspective"

12 Jun 2019

Research consortium launches first UK Oat Growth Guide

The James Hutton Institute

"The Quaker Oat Growth Guide is designed to increase understanding of winter and spring oats through crop growth and development benchmarks with the aim of improving yield and quality to deliver a sustainable supply of high-quality oats and maximise grower returns"