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So really, what does ‘natural’ actually mean? (News)

We all think we have some idea of what ‘natural’ is, whether it’s the green meadows we pass by on the train or the fresh and colourful vegetables we pick out in the market. However, our countryside and the food w ... Read more

Mexico and UK in joint effort against plant diseases (News)

Plant diseases cost the world enough food to feed at least half a billion people, equivalent to 100 times the population of Scotland, every year. The interaction between plants, microbes and insects is a key battleground in the gl ... Read more

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

Fruit for the Future 2015 (Event)

Fruit for the Future is aimed at farmers, agronomists, representatives of the food and drink industries, scientists and others interested in soft fruit. The event is organised by the James Hutton Institute and sponsored by SSCR. ... Read more

Decline in wheat yields likely due to changing climate (News)

Global wheat production can be expected to fall by 6% for each degree centigrade of temperature increase together with increased variability of yield across regions and seasons; that is the main finding of an international consort ... Read more

Hutton image wins top prize at competition (News)

An image taken by Dr Isabelle Colas, plant molecular geneticist at the Cell and Molecular Sciences Group of the James Hutton Institute in Dundee, has snapped one of the top prizes at a competition organised by the University of Du ... Read more

Cat fleas: new approaches to a familiar pest (Event)

Catriona McIntosh, University of Aberdeen, will deliver this Aberdeen Entomological Club seminar entitled "Cat fleas: new approaches to a familiar pest". It will be held at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen. ... Read more

Apps, Mobile and Digital Content (Research Page)

SOCiT soil carbon app ... Read more

Books and Book Chapters (Research Page)

Water Ecosystem Services - A Global Perspective ... Read more

Reports (Research Page)

The reports described on this page are either hosted on external websites, or are available for direct download (files are in pdf format). ... Read more

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