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VIBES Awards prizegiving (courtesy VIBES Awards)
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

James Hutton Institute wins VIBES climate change award

The Institute has scooped a VIBES – Scottish Environment Business award, in the Adaptation to Climate Change category, on account of work on farm innovations, renewable energy projects and the International Barley Hub's efforts to protect future barley supplies.

Lorna Dawson and Anne Pack's investiture ceremonies
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Professor Lorna Dawson and Mrs Anne Pack honoured at investiture ceremonies

Professor Lorna Dawson, lead soil forensic scientist at the James Hutton Institute, has received her CBE honour from HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Longstanding Hutton member of staff Anne Pack also received her BEM honour at a ceremony held in Perth.

Buntata screenshots (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Buntata mobile app profiled in first issue of Global Potato News

Hutton Android app Buntata has been featured in the first issue of Global Potato News, a newly launched international business-to-business magazine serving the entire potato industry from farm to fork.

Picture of tractor farming a field (c) James Hutton Institute
Monday, November 12, 2018

Hutton research contributes to parliamentary report on agriculture trends

Researchers from the James Hutton Institute have contributed to a briefing produced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) which outlines key drivers of global agricultural trends and the challenge of safeguarding both food production and environment value in a changing world.

Blight infection image (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Researchers shine a light into the mechanisms of potato late blight infection

Scientists at the James Hutton Institute and partner organisations have shed further light into the ways in which the potato blight pathogen interacts with plant cells to promote disease.

Soil erosion (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Soil erosion and compaction in Scotland: adapting to a changing climate

A new report by James Hutton Institute scientists has found that climate change, along with variations in machinery and farming practices, is likely to increase the susceptibility of Scottish soils to erosion or damage by compaction.

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

New PhD studentship opportunities announced

PhD studentship opportunities at the James Hutton Institute are being advertised now.

Creation of soil X-ray signatures contribute to vision of “digital mineralogy”
Friday, November 02, 2018

Creation of soil X-ray signatures contribute to vision of “digital mineralogy”

A new research study aims to demonstrate how the combination of digital X-ray signatures with data-driven approaches can replace the time-consuming elements of expert led mineral identification and allow for new insights into the role of soil minerals in the environment.

Applicants will have to demonstrate how they have been able to overcome barriers
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Five NFU presidents to judge NEWBIE award for innovative new entrants

National Farmers Union presidents from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales have agreed to judge a new award for 'New Entrant Farm Business of the Year'.

Screenshot of Buntata Web (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Buntata Web: easy identification of potato pests and diseases on any device

The James Hutton Institute's Information and Computational Sciences group have announced a web version of Buntata, the free mobile application launched last year to help potato growers identify plant pests and diseases in the field.

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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.