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Lynbreck Croft managers Lynn Cassells and Sandra Baer (photo Lynbreck Croft)
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The search is on for the UK's best NEWBIE entrant farmers

The James Hutton Institute, as part of the EU-funded NEWBIE project, is again calling for applications for the 2019 NEWBIE Award, which highlights the work of pioneering new entrant farmers across the UK.

Crofter Mike Hyatt and his intercropping trial in Lismore
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Intercropping in practice: new mini-film launched

A new mini-film sponsored by SEFARI and launched by the James Hutton Institute demonstrates the practical steps of sowing, managing and harvesting cereal-based intercrops for newcomers to intercropping.

Discussions focused on how to improve soybean cropping in China with less inputs
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Fact-finding mission to China promotes joint research on sustainable agriculture

Scientists of the James Hutton Institute recently visited China on a fact-finding mission to see how the Institute might collaborate with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences to improve soybean cropping in China.

Prof Campbell and Mr Relaes signed the document
Friday, November 08, 2019

Collaborative research at centre of new Hutton-ILVO partnership

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO) and the James Hutton Institute to promote cooperation in research on plant crop and soil science, agriculture, ecology, food science, geography and socioeconomic sciences.

Migration is considered vital for Scotland's population growth
Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Migration vital to Scotland's future workforce, expert panel finds

A report published by the Expert Advisory Group on Migration and Population says that immigration schemes can be an ‘immediate and direct’ way to tackle depopulation in Scotland and warns of a fall in Scotland’s working-age population if immigration drops substantially alongside declining fertility.

Professors Bob Ferrier and Marian Scott
Monday, November 04, 2019

Hutton expertise called upon for Scottish Science Advisory Council

Professor Bob Ferrier, Director of CREW and honorary chair at the University of Dundee's Social Sciences School, and Professor Marian Scott, Professor of Environmental Statistics at the University of Glasgow and a member of the Hutton Board of Directors, have both been appointed to the Scottish Science Advisory Council.

Restoring Ostrea edulis beds can bring socio-economic value to areas of Scotland
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Scottish native oysters: from food of the poor to potential socio-economic boon

A new report commissioned by the Centre of Expertise for Waters estimates that the restoration of native oyster beds in Scotland has the potential to give a £3.5m boost to the UK economy and create jobs in some of the most economically marginal areas of the Western and Northern Highlands and Islands.

HE Linda Scott (r) during her visit to the Institute
Thursday, October 31, 2019

High Commissioner of Namibia visits the James Hutton Institute in Dundee

The James Hutton Institute was delighted to welcome Her Excellency Ms Linda Scott, Namibian High Commissioner to the UK, who visited the Dundee site to gain insight into Hutton research in Africa.

SEAMS is developing a network of crop mixture trials
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

New research to trial crop mixtures for improved sustainability

The Sustainability in Education and Agriculture using Mixtures (SEAMS) initiative, coordinated by the James Hutton Institute, is set to provide a platform for knowledge exchange on food production, agricultural ecology and environmental sustainability in Scotland.

Matt Aitkenhead speaks at the 7th SOM symposium in Adelaide, Australia
Monday, October 28, 2019

Spotlight on Hutton soil science at 7th International Soil Organic Matter symposium

Given the urgency of the climate crisis, it is past time to start driving large-scale change and the James Hutton Institute is well-placed to focus on the implementation of land management options, Hutton scientist Matt Aitkenhead said at the 7th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter in Adelaide, Australia.

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