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Farming in Tayside (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Land access a critical barrier for new farmers in Scotland

Land access issues, including limited availability of tenancies, are a critical barrier for new entrants to agriculture in Scotland, according to a new report commissioned by the Scottish Land Commission and authored by James Hutton Institute scientists.

Honeyberries KTP associate Ruari Macleod (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, May 11, 2018

New KTP appointment to develop possibilities of honeyberries

A new Knowledge Transfer Partnership involving the James Hutton Institute, its commercial subsidiary James Hutton Limited and the newly launched Scottish Honeyberry Cooperative aims to create a new ‘superfruit’ industry in Scotland and turn the country into a world leader in the cultivation and processing of honeyberries.

Potatoes (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Hutton scientists supporting major food safety drive in potato and cereal products

Scientists of the James Hutton Institute are supporting an industry-led Innovate UK project aimed at improving food safety standards in potato, cereal, bread and other food products.

Professor Derek Stewart
Friday, May 04, 2018

Our work in the media: barley and social science

Scientists from the James Hutton Institute have appeared in BBC programmes to discuss crop science and social research.

Dr Cristiane Calixto, winner of 2018 Massalski Prize (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Brazilian plant scientist awarded Massalski research prize

Dr Cristiane Calixto, a post-doctoral researcher in the Plant Sciences Division of the University of Dundee’s School of Life Sciences, based at the James Hutton Institute, has been announced as winner of the 2018 Peter Massalski Prize.

Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing with Prof Colin Campbell (c) James Hutton Inst
Monday, April 30, 2018

Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing visits to find out more about Hutton research and innovation

Mr Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, visited the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen to hear about world leading scientific research in crops and climate change, as well as its commercial impact in local communities.

Buntata screenshots (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, April 27, 2018

New version of Buntata mobile app announced

The Institute's Information and Computational Sciences group has announced a new version of free Android app Buntata, which aims to help potato growers identify potato pests and diseases easily and accurately.

Hydro Nation scholar Fortune Gomo (courtesy Fortune Gomo)
Friday, April 27, 2018

Hydro Nation scholar presents research at international water, food, energy and climate conference

Fortune Gomo, a Hydro Nation scholar carrying research on water, energy and food linkages in the Zambezi river basin, has presented her work at a recent Nexus event at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA.

Bean crop (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Pulses, sustainable superfoods that can contribute to global food security

Pulses, the dry, edible seeds of plants in the legume family, are incredibly sustainable superfoods that can make a unique contribution to global food security due to their distinctive properties, says Dr Pete Iannetta of our Ecological Sciences group.

Screenshot of The Wild North East: Scotland's Natural Gem film
Friday, April 13, 2018

New short film celebrates spectacular scenery and wildlife of North East Scotland

A new short film produced by the North East Scotland Biodiversity Partnership and acclaimed wildlife photographer Pete Cairns offers a glimpse of the incredible biodiversity that the North East of Scotland has to offer.

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