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Scottish arable farmers sought agri-environmental incentive programs study

Researchers at The James Hutton Institute in Dundee are searching for arable farmers in Aberdeenshire, Angus, Perth and Kinross, Fife, Stirlingshire and the Central Belt to take part in a study on funding programs to support on farm biodiversity. The objective of this study is to identify what...

Plant specific biomarkers help to identify erosion and soil carbon loss hot spots in river catchments

By Dr Catherine Wiltshire and Dr Miriam Glendell.   

Ninth wettest March on record at Invergowrie

Spring may now have sprung, but it was our ninth wettest March on record last month, with cooler temperatures than we’ve seen in recent years. According to our weather data, gathered at our Invergowrie site, close to Dundee, since 1954, there was 78.8 mm of rain in March, or 170% of the...

Tarland burn to be re-designed for nature and climate change

A first step in potentially restoring a degraded watercourse in Deeside has been given the green light thanks to an £84,000 funding boost from the Scottish Government’s Nature Restoration Fund, managed by NatureScot. The Tarland Burn, which flows into the River Dee at Aboyne, is...

Ninth warmest winter on record at Invergowrie

A warm February has meant that this winter was the 9th warmest since our weather records began in 1954, despite also being the 13th coldest in that time, our latest air mean temperature data show. The data, gathered at our Invergowrie site, close to Dundee, also showed that despite December...

Flood risk increasing, but why and what can we do about it?

Over recent years, major flood events like Storm Frank have caused significant and long-lasting disruption to lives in north-east Scotland. It’s not a localized problem. Around the world there have been unprecedented flood events, for example the devastating flooding in Pakistan in October...

News from the farm – February update

Uploaded on behalf of Donald Barrie, Farm Manager, Glensaugh Pregnancy scanning of ewes, a key event in Glensaugh’s livestock calendar, took place in January. This allows us to separate singles, twins and triplets and feed according to nutritional need. Nutrition is key to successful...

Scottish dairy farmers sought for antimicrobial resistance study

Researchers at The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen are searching for conventional dairy farmers in Aberdeenshire, Moray, Angus and Stirlingshire to take part in a study of antimicrobial resistance on farms. The Scottish Government funded work, in partnership with microbiologists at The...

The digital footprint of #StormArwen and the disruption of water supplies

Posted on behalf of Diana Valero, Rowan Ellis, Rebecca Gray A year ago, Storm Arwen battered Scotland with gales of almost 100km. The northeast region was particularly badly hit. Thousands of households in Aberdeenshire lost their power and water supplies and, for some, this situation lasted...

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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.