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The James Hutton Institute's marquee at the Royal Highland Show
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Research and innovation that underpin Scotland’s larder: come and see it at the Royal Highland Show 2019

The James Hutton Institute’s world-leading contributions to crops, land and the environment through cutting-edge research will be presented at the Show through exhibits portraying the future of agriculture, vertical farming, developments in soft fruit, IPM, peatland restoration, water research, forestry, soil health and more.

Hutton delegation at SEFARI Student Showcase 2019
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Excellent science on display at SEFARI Student Showcase 2019

Students from all SEFARI institutes took part in the SEFARI Student Showcase 2019, with Hutton student Aurélia Bézanger achieving second place.

Peat harvesting (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Human activity means UK peatlands contribute to climate change

The UK’s peatlands are making a significant contribution to our greenhouse gas emissions because of the way they are managed, a major new study has shown.

Opti-Oat researchers have developed the first UK Oat Growth Guide
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Research consortium launches first UK Oat Growth Guide

Researchers of the Opti-Oat consortium have launched the UK's first Oat Growth Guide to increase understanding of winter and spring oats through crop growth and development benchmarks.

Visitors participating building their own sand towers and learning about soil
Monday, June 10, 2019

Over 1300 visitors welcomed during Open Farm Sunday 2019

The James Hutton Institute welcomed over 1300 visitors to its Dundee site during Open Farm Sunday, the celebration of farming and nature that gives everyone the opportunity to discover the story behind their food.

Vegetable Map of Scotland in the Living Field garden (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, June 06, 2019

Scotland from the air: learn about our veggies on Open Farm Sunday

A large outdoors model of Scotland, created to highlight the diversity of the country's vegetable and fruit production, will be unveiled at our Dundee site during Open Farm Sunday 2019.

Prof Colin Campbell discusses the APGC project at SSCR Annual Lecture 2019
Thursday, June 06, 2019

James Hutton Institute outlines plans for open science campuses

Ambitious plans for the establishment of two open science campuses at the James Hutton Institute’s sites in Dundee and Aberdeen were outlined by the Institute’s Chief Executive, Professor Colin Campbell, at the Scottish Society for Crop Research AGM and Annual Lecture 2019.

Forests are key in the battle against climate breakdown
Wednesday, June 05, 2019

World Environment Day: let’s protect our forests and #BeatAirPollution

Scientists, communities and organisations are focussing on the issue of air pollution to mark World Environment Day 2019, including Hutton researcher Prof Maria Nijnik, who has contributed an article on the environmental benefits of forests to a World Summit of Students for Climate publication.

Dr Jenni Stockan (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Hutton researcher first woman to take on Royal Entomological Society honorary role

Dr Jenni Stockan has been distinguished by the Royal Entomological Society as the first woman to take the role of Honorary Secretary in the society’s 186-year history.

James Hutton by Sir Henry Raeburn (c) Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Monday, June 03, 2019

James Hutton: Scotland’s forgotten genius

Two hundred and ninety three years ago today, one of the most influential Scots ever was born: a man whose influence on our understanding of the earth was revolutionary at the time and has unlocked vast areas of related knowledge since then.

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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.