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Hutton Podcast

The Hutton Highlights Podcast brings you a glimpse into the world-leading research at The James Hutton Institute. Through conversations with our scientists and researchers, we'll be delving into everything from the impact of climate change and biodiversity loss to threats to food and water security.

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Episode one: 

Hutton Highlights: The rise of precision technology to improve the productivity and sustainability of agriculture.

This podcast was recorded on site at The Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh. We take you on a quick tour of some of the work we shared through conversations with the scientists and researchers behind it.
 
In this episode we’re focusing in on precision agri tech, from vertical farming to the use of robots out in the field.

Introduction:
Professor Colin Campbell, Chief Executive of The James Hutton Institute

Interviewer:
Elaine Maslin, Media Officer

Guests:
Andrew Christie, Agronomist & Agri-Tech Specialist
Professor Derek Stewart, Director of the Advanced Plant Growth Centre
Dr Claire Hardy, Social Researcher and Project Facilitator - DigiCroft

For more information about what you’ve heard in this podcast, visit: 

Tom v4 robot
Small Robot Company
The National Robotarium

APGC
The Advanced Plant Growth Centre

DigiCroft
DigiFarm Research note

 

 

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Episode two: 

Finding transformational routes to climate positive farming and food production.

This podcast was recorded on site at The Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh. We take you on a quick tour of some of the work we shared through conversations with the scientists and researchers behind it. 

In this episode we’re focusing on the climate and finding transformational ways to make farming more sustainable - we're talking gin, crop diversification and green energy. 

Introduction:
Professor Colin Campbell, Chief Executive of The James Hutton Institute

Interviewer:
Elaine Maslin, Media Officer

Guests:
Professor Alison Hester,  Senior Research Scientist and head of the Climate-Positive Farming Initiative
Antonia Boyce, Climate Innovation Hub Manager
Dr Pete Iannetta, Head of Ecological Food Systems
Professor Ian Toth, Director of the National Potato Innovation Centre

For more information about what you’ve heard in this podcast, visit: 

 

 


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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.