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Open Farm Sunday 2018: New Venue! (Event)

Come and spend a fun family day at Glensaugh Farm! The Institute will be taking part in Open Farm Sunday 2018 on 10 June. ... Read more

Open Farm Sunday 2017 (Event)

  Come and spend a fun family day on the farm! ... Read more

Buntata: a new tool to identify potato pests and diseases on the go (News)

The James Hutton Institute has just launched Buntata, a free Android app to help potato growers identify plant pests and diseases in the field. Produced by the Institute with support from the University of St Andrews Impact Acce ... Read more

First Scottish sighting of velvet ants in three decades (News)

Specimens of Mutilla europaea, a rare species of parasitoid wasp commonly known as ‘velvet ants’ because of their distinctive appearance and similarity of females to ants, have been sighted in Scotland for the first ti ... Read more

SSCR Soft Fruit Winter Meeting 16 February 2017 (Event)

The Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) is holding their Soft Fruit Winter Meeting at the James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie. The event is open to anyone in the soft fruit industry and other interested parties. Lunch and re ... Read more

The march of the Harlequin Ladybird (Event)

Katie Murray, of The University of Stirling, will deliver this Aberdeen Entomological Club seminar entitled: The march of the harlequin ladybird. It will be held at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen. The harlequin ladybird ... Read more

Biodiversity begins with a Bee – North East Scotland Biodiversity Partnership’s Invertebrate Work (Event)

Rose Toney will deliver this Aberdeen Entomological Club seminar entitled: Biodiversity begins with a Bee – North East Scotland Biodiversity Partnership’s Invertebrate Work. It will be held at the James Hutton Institut ... Read more

International Conference on Ephemeroptera and Plecoptera (Event)

The 2015 Joint Meeting of the XIV International Conference on Ephemeroptera and XVIII International Symposia on Plecoptera will take place in Aberdeen from 31 May - 5 June 2015. It will be delivered by a partnership formed betwe ... Read more

The Atlantic Maritime Croplands – sustainability and environment (Research Page)

A case study on sustainable agriculture and the environment at the James Hutton Institute ... Read more

Potential impact of ash dieback on UK wildlife (News)

A scientific report published today has explored what might happen if Chalara infection and associated ash dieback led to widespread death of nearly all ash trees within the UK. It reports that it is likely that there would be a h ... Read more

New Zealand flatworm (Research Page)

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Bacterial endosymbionts and beneficial insects (Research Page)

A promising area for managing insect pests is through improved understanding of the importance of microbes associated with insects. Many insect species rely on symbiotic bacteria for their survival and these ‘hidden players& ... Read more

Tales from the riverbank; riparian beetles and land use change (Event)

Dr Jenni Stockan of the James Hutton Institute will give this talk "Tales from the riverbank; riparian beetles and land use change" to the Aberdeen Entomological Club at the Aberdeen site of the James Hutton Institute. ... Read more

Protection of invertebrates – the law, protected sites and protective policies (Event)

Alistair Watson of the British Arachnological Society will speak on "Protection of invertebrates – the law, protected sites and protective policies" in this Aberdeen Entomological Club talk at the Aberdeen site of ... Read more

Ticks: issues and changes (Event)

"Ticks – issues and changes" will be the topic for this Aberdeen Entomological Club talk at the Aberdeen site of the James Hutton Institute to be given by Dr Lucy Gilbert of the James Hutton Institute. ... Read more

Breeding behaviour of the Ghost Moth and Gold Swift (Event)

Nick Picozzi will give this Aberdeen Entomological Club talk at the Aberdeen site of the James Hutton Institute. It will have the title "Breeding behaviour of the Ghost Moth and Gold Swift". ... Read more

Collecting beetles: a practical guide (Event)

Gabor Pozsgai of the James Hutton Institute, will give this Aberdeen Entomological Club talk at the Aberdeen site of the James Hutton Institute. ... Read more

Bee Watch (Event)

Dr Rene Van der Wal of the University of Aberdeen, will give this Aberdeen Entomological Club talk at the Aberdeen site of the James Hutton Institute. ... Read more

Research on ticks and tick-borne diseases (Research Page)

Ixodes ricinus ticks are the most important vector of disease-causing pathogens in Europe. They have been increasing in Britain in recent decades and are of particular concern because they transmit Borrelia burgdorferi s.l., the a ... Read more

Molecular ecology of peach-potato aphid (Research Page)

Background and rationale ... Read more


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