19 Mar 2018

PhD research showcased at Hutton annual postgraduate event

The James Hutton Institute

"This event broadens awareness and knowledge of the varied projects undertaken at the Institute and is an opportunity to celebrate the work of students and their supervisors"

15 Mar 2018

Best Soil in Show 2018: dig for victory! (Deadline extended to 30th Apr)

The James Hutton Institute

"Best Soil in Show highlights the importance of maintaining healthy soils and the many basic agricultural and ecological benefits they deliver"

14 Mar 2018

Natural Flood Management Network launched

The James Hutton Institute

"This new network will help ensure that natural flood management actions are successfully delivered across Scotland"

12 Mar 2018

Understanding agricultural sustainability in the highlands of Borneo

The James Hutton Institute

“Clearly, the traditional rice grown in these villages in not only a food source, but an important part of the cultural identity of the people in the highlands and therefore its vital that its production is preserved”

8 Mar 2018

Emotional openness key for STEM researchers

The James Hutton Institute

Dr Emily Grossman, “Too sensitive for science?”,The James Hutton Institute

6 Mar 2018

Farmers urged to take advice to deal with complicated liver fluke situation

Moredun

The prediction by the National Animal Disease Information Service (NADIS) for a high risk of liver fluke disease this winter have been borne out by incidences recorded over recent months.

6 Mar 2018

Quikgro: developing potato varieties suited to sub-Saharan conditions

The James Hutton Institute

“Potato is an important food and cash crop in the region and increased production will contribute to economic growth and prosperity along the whole potato supply chain”

5 Mar 2018

Researchers create new network to combat anthelmintic resistance in livestock

Moredun

Researchers from Moredun joined colleagues from institutes across Europe to discuss a coordinated approach in tackling anthelmintic resistance in ruminants.

2 Mar 2018

Fatty acids and lipids under the spotlight

The James Hutton Institute

"The course provided a wealth of knowledge on lipids from true experts in the field and I think everyone that attended made some valuable industry contacts"

2 Mar 2018

Professor Steve Albon appointed to new lowland deer expert panel

The James Hutton Institute

"This expert group will help us achieve that and identify how we can better manage our wild deer in the lowlands, and whether improvements can be made"

1 Mar 2018

New SCOPS website launched

Moredun

The Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) group has launched a new website today (Thursday 1st March) to provide a one-stop-shop for practical information on controlling sheep parasites.

28 Feb 2018

James Hutton Institute Chief Executive made RSE Fellow

The James Hutton Institute

"To join the RSE, which James Hutton himself had a leading role in establishing, makes this even more significant for me and the Institute" Professor Colin Campbell, Chief Executive of the James Hutton Institute and current SEFARI Chair, has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

26 Feb 2018

Scottish potato expertise supporting root, tuber and banana breeders in Africa

The James Hutton Institute

“This project builds on our previous work on potato in collaboration with African scientists and highlights our ability to transfer knowledge from one crop to another”

23 Feb 2018

Beating the ‘scourge’ of plastic waste

The James Hutton Institute

Scott Herrett "I did some research and discovered the amount of plastic put into the ocean every year is the equivalent to roughly a metre of plastic covering the whole of Aberdeen. This gives a clear indication of the enormity of the problem"

22 Feb 2018

BacHBERRY: soft fruit’s medical potential under the microscope

The James Hutton Institute

"The research has been performed in an interdisciplinary environment with plant science, chemistry and industrial biotechnology working shoulder to shoulder with social and economic researchers and industrialists"

20 Feb 2018

MRI board member takes on role at SRUC

Moredun

A Moredun Research Institute board member and leading environmental scientist is set to take up a key role at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).

20 Feb 2018

Now available: February 2018 issue of Hutton Highlights

The James Hutton Institute

"We'd love to hear what you think of it, so please send us your comments" The latest issue of Hutton Highlights, the James Hutton Institute's quarterly review, is now available from our Hutton Highlights pages.

15 Feb 2018

Berry promising future for new rasp Glen Carron

The James Hutton Institute

"Glen Carron tastes great, looks great, stores well and can contribute to reducing waste. Everyone that’s tried it is confident that it'll be the variety to look out for this summer"

14 Feb 2018

Applications open for 2018 Moredun Foundation Award Scheme

Moredun

The Moredun Foundation is delighted to announce that applications are now open for the 2018 Moredun Foundation Award Scheme. 

12 Feb 2018

New transparent soil technology to help fight nematodes and other soil pests

The James Hutton Institute

“Our system provides an extremely useful and rapid tool to help in the search for new, more environmentally acceptable plant protection products”