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Forestry in a mountain ecosystem (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, August 19, 2016

Hutton climate change research featured in high-profile publications

Research by James Hutton Institute scientists on climate change and forestry has been featured in publications by FAO and the Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) Network.

Hutton-HAAS MoU signing (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, August 19, 2016

Chinese and Scottish potato researchers establish collaborative links

The James Hutton Institute and the Heilongjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences have agreed on plans to explore joint solutions to potato pests and diseases responsible for major losses to farmers and industry.

Potatoes in Practice 2016 (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, August 12, 2016

Hundreds attend Potatoes in Practice 2016

Despite some early rain, this year's Potatoes in Practice featured hundreds of farmers, scientists, policymakers and potato industry representatives who came together to see new varieties and discuss the latest research.

Potatoes (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, August 05, 2016

European potato scientists meet in Scotland to discuss crop challenges

Potato scientists from all across Europe and beyond descended on Dundee to discuss threats to potato crops in different parts of the world.

Potatoes in Practice (c) James Hutton Institute
Monday, August 01, 2016

Potatoes in Practice: Britain’s largest technical potato field event is coming up

Potatoes in Practice, the UK's largest technical potato field event bringing together scientists, industry representatives, growers and influencers, is just around the corner.

Image showing a barley stem in a barley field
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Lessons in adapting to climate change from one of the world’s oldest crops

How did barley, a plant native to the Middle East and South-Western Asia, become able to be grown on land from just below the Arctic Circle to the equatorial highlands and southerly latitudes?

effectively a record of the past history of the individual grains
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Genome of 6,000-year-old barley grains sequenced for first time

An international team of researchers from leading institutions in Scotland, Germany, Israel and the USA has succeeded for the first time in sequencing the genome of 6,000 year old barley grains from the Copper Age (the Chalcolithic).

By Dr. phil.nat Thomas Geier, Geisenheim. [CC BY-SA 3.0] Wikicommons
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

New insight into how plants make cellulose

A collaboration between Dundee and Manchester scientists has made significant progress into understanding how cellulose - one of the most abundant biological substances on the planet - is synthesised.

Soil research in Ethiopia (c) James Hutton Institute
Monday, July 11, 2016

Collaboration receives £450K to explore food, energy, water and environment interactions in Ethiopia

A research partnership including the James Hutton Institute and the University of Aberdeen has been awarded funding to investigate drought resilience and environment interactions in Ethiopia.

Raspberry tasting session at Fruit for the Future 2015 (c) James Hutton Inst
Friday, July 08, 2016

An evening walk to discover our latest developments in soft fruit science

Fruit for the Future, one of our most successful and long-running field events, this year returns to its roots with an evening fruit walk around Mylnefield Farm in Invergowrie, giving visitors the opportunity to not only hear about ongoing research but to see it in practice in the field.

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