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Barley research making the headlines (News)

As the world’s fourth most important cereal crop and the UK’s second largest, grown on about half of Scotland’s arable land, barley is sure to get the attention of researchers, growers and industry. This time it ... Read more

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Conference Presentations and Posters (Research Page)

The presentations and posters described on this page are either hosted on the conference websites, or are available for direct download (files are in pdf format). ... Read more

Workshops (Research Page)

Land Use Scenarios Workshop Report (PDF File: 490 KB) A report on the third workshop in the series on land use benefits held in Ballater in November 2014 Land Use Scenarios Workshop Report (PDF File: 450 KB) A report on the ... Read more

Scientific Reviews (Research Page)

Biotic and Biophysical Underpinning (BaBU) of Ecosystem Services in the Scottish Context: A Review The BaBU review was an investigation of the linkages between primary ecological and evolutionary processes, ecosystem function an ... Read more

Climate change will have far reaching effects on UK agriculture (News)

With 2014 reported as the warmest year since records began, continuing a strong trend in recent years, we ignore the implications for agriculture in the UK in the medium to long term at our peril. The issue is not just the rising ... Read more

Pathways towards agricultural sustainability analysed in new book (News)

Increasingly unpredictable global weather, changing consumer perceptions and an ageing workforce make sustainability a core concern for the agricultural industry. A new book co-edited by a James Hutton Institute social scientist a ... Read more

Open Farm Sunday 2015 (Page)

The James Hutton Institute will be holding Open Farm Sunday on 7 June 2015, 10 am to 4 pm, Dundee site. Find us at Directions to the Dundee site. An emphasis this year will be on soil as part of the International Year of the S ... Read more

Young horticultural scientist scoops Business Leader of Tomorrow award (News)

A young horticultural researcher who has implemented changes to fruit growing practices which are already bringing financial benefits as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership, has been awarded the Business Leader of Tomorrow pr ... Read more

Interdisciplinary dialogue key to valuing our life support systems (News)

Businesses that ignore nature could have a false impression of their viability and are missing out on long term business productivity, ecologists and economists have said at the Natural Capital Initiative summit – Valuing ou ... Read more

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