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Potatoes in Practice returns to Balruddery Farm (News)

Potatoes in Practice, the UK’s largest field event for potatoes and a highlight of the season for the sector bringing together variety demonstrations, research and trade exhibits in one place, is set to return on 12 August 2 ... Read more

Berry latest research on show at Fruit for the Future 2021 (News)

Join scientists at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee on Thursday 15th July for the 2021 edition of Fruit for the Future, the annual showcase of soft fruit research including scientific presentations, outdoors demonstrations and ... Read more

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Potatoes in Practice 2021 (Event)

Potatoes in Practice is the largest field-based potato event in the UK. The event brings together variety demonstrations, research and trade exhibits in one place making it an essential date in the potato industry calendar. ... Read more

Arable Scotland's Arable Conversations: Net-Zero - Making Carbon Pay (News)

Scotland has a legally binding commitment of being net-zero by 2045, and a 31% reduction is required in emissions from agriculture by 2032. This topic will be under discussion in the fourth Arable Conversations session on 29th Jun ... Read more

International Barley Hub Seminar Series: Barley Varieties - The Recommendation System (News)

The latest seminar of the International Barley Hub took place on Tuesday 22nd June and discussed Barley Varieties - The Recommendation System. It was led by Dr Paul Gosling and chaired by George Lawrie, IBH. Barley bre ... Read more

Arable Scotland's Arable Conversations: Sustainable Rotations and Soils, Legumes, Cover Crops and Cash Crops (News)

Join us at Arable Scotland on 29th June for a virtual Arable Conversation with Pete Iannetta (James Hutton Institute), Ed Brown (Hutchinsons), Dick Neale (Hutchinsons), Christine Watson (SRUC) and Paul Hargreaves (SRUC), whic ... Read more

New UK-Europe partnership to exploit barley resources and speed up breeding (News)

International Barley Hub scientists have been awarded a prestigious International Partnership award from BBSRC to strengthen the link between world leading research teams in the UK and Europe. The aim of the grant is to create new ... Read more

Arable Scotland 2021: spotlight on markets, IPM, sustainability and net-zero (News)

Arable Scotland, the premier event for the Scottish arable industry, returns on 29th June 2021. Now in its third year, the event brings together the key players in food production, academia and farming to discuss key issues and pr ... Read more

Partnership award to advance cereal science (News)

Plant scientists at the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee have won funding to establish a partnership with world-class researchers in Australia. This will allow the leading research organisations to pool their ex ... Read more

‘Forest gardens’ provide insight into sustainability of Guadeloupe’s agrobiodiversity (News)

The historical ‘forest gardens’ of Guadeloupe, an overseas region of France, have provided the inspiration for a research group studying the feasibility of small-scale production systems in the area. The region is one ... Read more

Tay Cities Deal go-ahead for International Barley Hub and Advanced Plant Growth Centre (News)

The International Barley Hub and the Advanced Plant Growth Centre, two flagship innovation projects supported through a transformational capital investment of £45m by the UK Government and £17m by the Scottish Governme ... Read more

Discovery of a gene that controls grain development may help control cereal yields (News)

The productivity of cereal crops could get a boost in the future thanks to the discovery of new roles for a master gene regulator that influences the development of barley florets, furthering the understanding of grain development ... Read more

James Hutton Institute welcomes new UK Plant Science Strategy (News)

The James Hutton Institute has welcomed the publication of the new 10-year UK Plant Science Research Strategy. The document provides a framework for research and skills development to ensure UK plant science can play a strong ro ... Read more

New appointments to boost flagship innovation initiatives (News)

The James Hutton Institute has announced the appointment of directors for three flagship research and innovation initiatives: the International Barley Hub (IBH) and the Advanced Plant Growth Centre (APGC), both based in Dundee, an ... Read more

Growing Beyond Monoculture: final episode in DIVERSify web series goes live (News)

As part of the EU Horizon 2020 research project DIVERSify, researchers of the James Hutton Institute and partner institutions have been working on investigating the viability of species mixture cropping as an alternative to crop m ... Read more

Barley pan-genome: scientists unravel diversity of domesticated barley (News)

An international research team including scientists from the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee has reached a milestone on the way to unravelling the species-wide genetic diversity of domesticated barley. With the ... Read more

Winter flooding can help build resilience of groundwater aquifers for crop production (News)

A new hydrological study co-authored by James Hutton Institute PhD student Camilla Negri and colleagues based in Italy has shown that winter flooding, the application of water onto agricultural lands to recharge groundwater aquife ... Read more

Preserving UK soil microbial biodiversity for sustainable agriculture (News)

Scientists from the UK’s foremost agricultural research organisations, including the James Hutton Institute, have teamed up to create a new UK Crop Microbiome Cryobank (UK-CMCB) to safeguard future research and facilitate th ... Read more

Innovative use of machine learning to forecast crop disease risk (News)

Crop diseases can generate destructive outbreaks that have the potential to threaten global food security, which is why it is fundamental to have reliable data promptly available from disease surveillance programs and outbreak inv ... Read more

Research shows potential of gene editing to improve understanding of barley quality (News)

International Barley Hub scientists at the James Hutton Institute, working with colleagues in the UK and Australia, have gained further insight into key genes responsible for grain composition, a process facilitated by using CRISP ... Read more

New RISS group members wanted: processing pulses for human consumption in Scotland (News)

Are you involved in growing, processing or selling pulse-based products? A newly launched Rural Innovation Support Service (RISS) group is set to explore the potential of pulse supply chains in Scotland and associated challenges a ... Read more

Fruit for the Future 2020: programme announced (News)

The programme for Fruit for the Future 2020, the James Hutton Institute’s long-running soft fruit themed industry event, has been announced. Usually a well-attended physical gathering, this year FFF is going virtual with a w ... Read more

Thousands log in for a digital Arable Scotland (News)

The 2020 edition of Arable Scotland – Scotland’s newest field event focussing on arable crops - took place online on 2nd July and was very well received: hundreds of e-delegates visited the event’s Virtual Field ... Read more

Fruit for the Future 2020: all-new and virtual format (News)

In recognition of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Fruit for the Future – the James Hutton Institute’s long-running soft fruit themed event – is going virtual for 2020, with updates about new research and varietie ... Read more

Online Arable Scotland 2020: expertise and knowledge for the arable industry (News)

Arable Scotland 2020, Scotland's newest field event focussing on arable crops, is taking place online on 2nd July 10:00 am and will major on alternative crops and new markets. Registration for the free event is open at www.ara ... Read more

Arable Scotland 2020: programme announced (News)

The programme for Arable Scotland 2020, Scotland's newest field event focussing on arable crops, has been announced. This year's event is taking place online and will major on alternative crops and new markets. ... Read more

Genetic discovery sheds light on sodium tolerance in barley crops (News)

International Barley Hub scientists at the James Hutton Institute, working with colleagues in the UK, Australia and China, have identified a natural variation in a gene that influences sodium content in barley crops, a finding whi ... Read more

MycoNourish raises funding to improve crop production with innovative customised microbes (News)

MycoNourish, an ambitious new biotechnology company and spin-out of the James Hutton Institute, announced today the completion of a £150K funding round led by Techstart Ventures. The funding, combined with a recent £12 ... Read more

Climate justice the focus of Hutton’s first online screening (News)

The award-winning film Thank You For The Rain was the focus of the James Hutton Institute’s first ever collective 'online' film screening on the 6th of April, highlighting a range of issues including climate justice, ... Read more

Arable Scotland 2020 to tackle key industry challenges (News)

By Professor Fiona Burnett, Co-chair, Arable Scotland ... Read more

Hutton scientist awarded grant to explore genetic pathway to better barley (News)

Dr Isabelle Colas, a scientist of the International Barley Hub, has been awarded a New Investigator grant worth £400k by UK Research and Innovation to explore a genetic pathway to improved barley crops, with the ultimate aim ... Read more

SolACE & TomRes stakeholder event (Event)

The workshop aims to demonstrate the innovations and cutting edge research for reducing water and nutrient stress in crops across Europe, namely in wheat, potato and tomato production. It also aims to facilitate discussion with ... Read more

Green cover trial improves spring barley yield and benefits the environment (News)

A ground-breaking research trial conducted by the James Hutton Institute and Kings Crops, a division of Frontier Agriculture, into the impact of green cover crops in Scotland has demonstrated notable benefits for spring barley yie ... Read more

Research team aim to ensure maize crop stability in southern Africa (News)

Maize is the most important cereal crop in southern Africa but without new management practices and with the increased risk of drought, yields which are already low are predicted to further decline. It is therefore critical that n ... Read more

Focus on Ethiopian barley for improved livelihoods (News)

Food security and livelihoods for a majority of Ethiopians depends on smallholder farming, and barley is an important crop grown by over 4 million smallholder farmers for multiple uses as food, feed and as a cash crop for an emerg ... Read more

Arable Conversations: a chance to speak your mind at Arable Scotland (News)

Do you have any burning questions about key issues influencing Scotland’s arable industry? Come to Arable Scotland (Balruddery Farm near Dundee, 2 July 2019), the newly launched event focussing on the innovations that will d ... Read more

Plant health experts gather to strengthen Scotland’s resilience (News)

An online, user-friendly plant health information resource will be launched at Scotland's first-ever Plant Health Conference, which is set to gather representatives from industry, public bodies, government and scientists, all ... Read more

Potatoes in Practice 2019 (Event)

Potatoes in Practice is the largest field-based potato event in the UK. The event brings together variety demonstrations, research and trade exhibits in one place making it an essential date in the potato industry calendar. ... Read more

Potatoes in Practice 2018 (Event)

Potatoes in Practice is the largest field-based potato event in the UK. The event brings together variety demonstrations, research and trade exhibits in one place making it an essential date in the potato industry calendar. ... Read more

Potatoes in Practice 2017 (Event)

Potatoes in Practice is the largest field-based potato event in the UK. The event brings together variety demonstrations, research and trade exhibits in one place making it an essential date in the potato industry calendar. ... Read more

Genomics, Gene Discovery and Genome Editing in Crops (Event)

Diverse climatic and geographical zones in Peru are home to a great variety of crops (e.g., potatoes, quinoa, asparagus, and coffee). Recent advances in genomics and biotechnology offer great potential to address biotic and abioti ... Read more

Potatoes in Practice 2016 (Event)

Potatoes in Practice is the largest field-based potato event in the UK. The event brings together variety demonstrations, research and trade exhibits in one place making it an essential date in the potato industry calendar. ... Read more

Barley research making the headlines (News)

As the world’s fourth most important cereal crop and the UK’s second largest, grown on about half of Scotland’s arable land, barley is sure to get the attention of researchers, growers and industry. This time it ... Read more

Potatoes in Practice 2015 (Event)

Potatoes in Practice is the largest field-based potato event in the UK. The event brings together variety trials, research and trade exhibits in one place making it an essential date in the potato industry calendar. ... Read more

The Atlantic Maritime Croplands – sustainability and environment (Research Page)

A case study on sustainable agriculture and the environment at the James Hutton Institute ... Read more


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