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Arabidopsis plant (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Scientists unravel effects of alternative splicing on plant responses to cold temperatures

Researchers from the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute have found that a genetic process known as alternative splicing has a massive effect on the response of plants to stress from cold temperatures.

Meet the Sheep at Open Farm Sunday, Glensaugh (c) James Hutton Institute
Monday, June 11, 2018

Hundreds visit Glensaugh farm on Open Farm Sunday

The James Hutton Institute again took part in Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) Open Farm Sunday, the annual celebration of the story behind our food, with 231 visitors stopping by our Glensaugh farm near Laurencekirk.

Professor Lorna Dawson and Mrs Anne Pack (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, June 08, 2018

Professor Lorna Dawson and Mrs Anne Pack honoured in Queen’s Birthday List

Professor Lorna Dawson, lead soil forensic scientist at the James Hutton Institute, has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. She is joined by longstanding Hutton member of staff Anne Pack, who has been awarded a British Empire Medal.

James Hutton Institute at the Royal Highland Show
Friday, June 08, 2018

Research and innovation that underpin Scotland’s larder – come and see it at the Royal Highland Show 2018

The James Hutton Institute’s world leading research in crops, land and the environment will be at the Royal Highland Show 2018 through exhibits covering plant science, sustainable agriculture, indoors farming, bioinformatics, soil research and social science.

Dr Peter Orrell (r) receives CC award (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, June 01, 2018

Peter Orrell wins Converge Challenge 2018 award

Hutton scientist Dr Peter Orrell has won the ‘Ready Steady Pitch’ award of the Converge Challenge 2018 with his MycoNourish product, which uses fungi to act as a secondary root system and improve plant health.

Delegates of the Scottish social innovation workshop in Aberdeen (c) Hutton
Friday, June 01, 2018

Scottish social innovation in focus

Researchers and practitioners working on rural innovation initiatives in Scotland came together at our Aberdeen site to discuss their experiences and exchange ideas.

ALTER: can increasing the carbon in soil combat climate change?
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

ALTER: can increasing the carbon in soil combat climate change?

Scientists of the James Hutton Institute are supporting the Asian Agricultural Long-Term Experiment (ALTER) with the aim of providing scientific basis and management options for soil sequestration and agricultural sustainability in Asia and beyond.

Volunteers at Glensaugh (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, May 25, 2018

Mearns Academy pupils help stop the plastic tide at Glensaugh

A group of Mearns Academy pupils visited Glensaugh to help stop the ‘plastic tide’ by collecting tree guards and nets used to protect young trees against grazing animals, including sheep and deer.

Screenshot of Hutton Highlights, May 2018 issue (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Now available: May 2018 issue of Hutton Highlights

The May 2018 issue of Hutton Highlights, the James Hutton Institute's quarterly review, is now available.

Scientists and experts at Plant Health Centre launch (image courtesy PHC)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Scientists and experts team up for new Plant Health Centre

Experts and stakeholders from the diverse worlds of forestry, horticulture, the environment and agriculture gathered at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to hear about the aims and vision of a new virtual Plant Health Centre for Scotland.

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