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Professor Tim Jackson (courtesy)
Monday, May 15, 2017

Professor Tim Jackson announced as speaker of 40th TB Macaulay Lecture

Renowned author and sustainability expert, Professor Tim Jackson, has been announced as the speaker of the 40th TB Macaulay Lecture, to be held in October.

Late blight genotype 2016 samples (courtesy Euroblight website)
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Blight map reveals evolution of potato disease in Europe

An international consortium including the James Hutton Institute which monitors the distribution and diversity of Phytophthora infestans across Europe has published its latest data.

James Lindsey at Ecology of Commanster [CC BY-SA 2.5 (]
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Habitat and wildlife conservation plans need to consider Lyme disease risk

New research by a team including Professor Lucy Gilbert has found that some types of conservation action could increase the abundance of ticks, which can transmit Lyme disease.

Buntata screenshots (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, May 03, 2017

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

A free Android app developed by the James Hutton Institute aims to help potato growers identify potato pests and diseases easily and accurately.

Golden Promise barley ears (courtesy Bill Thomas)
Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Genetic secrets of Golden Promise barley unlocked

Researchers from the International Barley Hub, working with industry partners, have identified genes linked to specific traits of barley variety Golden Promise.

Potato leaves showing blight infection (c) James Hutton Institute
Monday, May 01, 2017

Late blight pathogen boosts potato growth to switch off immunity

An international research effort featuring scientists from the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee has shed light into how the late blight pathogen manipulates plant growth to boost infection levels.

Use of PotatoSize mobile app (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, April 28, 2017

PotatoSize: an easier way of estimating potato crop size distribution

The James Hutton Institute and Agrovista have joined forces to create a mobile app to make it easier for potato growers to estimate the size distribution of their crop.

Barley crop (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Better barley is on the way: crop genome unravelled

An international consortium led in the UK by the James Hutton Institute has published the first high-quality genome sequence of barley in the journal Nature.

Andrew Maclaren's research was recognised at the recent AAG conference in Boston
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

SEGS PhD student wins competition at American geographers' conference

Research by a PhD student based at our Social, Economic and Geographic Sciences group in Aberdeen has been recognised at the recent AAG conference in Boston, USA.

SIMRA project meeting in Aberdeen, Scotland (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, April 21, 2017

European social innovation research presented at international event

Delegates of the fifth CRISES international conference heard about SIMRA, a Hutton-led research project on social challenges faced by rural areas across Europe and the wider Mediterranean area.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.