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The event focuses on achieving a spatially just Europe (image: Mojpe/Pixabay)
Friday, February 26, 2021

RELOCAL conference: achieving a spatially and socially just Europe

How can we produce a Europe that is spatially and socially just? Is it possible to discuss cohesion and territorial development policy without considering local experiences? The RELOCAL policy conference will focus on these and other issues, including a presentation by Hutton social scientists Mags Currie and Simone Piras.

Initial penetration of a leaf by P. infestans
Friday, February 26, 2021

New research to shed light into mechanisms of potato blight infection

Researchers at the James Hutton Institute and partner institutions are set to explore previously undiscovered mechanisms through which the pathogen responsible for late blight in potato, Phytophthora infestans, breaks through cell walls to infect plants.

Tarland community garden
Friday, February 19, 2021

Focus on land reform at Rural Housing Summit 2021

What are the lessons we can all learn from land reform in Scotland, and what are the challenges still faced by our rural communities? Dr Annie McKee, a social researcher at the James Hutton Institute, will tackle these and other questions during a keynote session on Thursday 25th February, during the week-long Rural Housing Summit 2021.

Screenshot of online training session
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Flapjack takes global spotlight at Wheat Initiative online training sessions

The advantages of Flapjack, the James Hutton Institute’s multi-platform application providing interactive visualizations of high-throughput genotype data, were demonstrated at a recent workshop organised with the purpose of helping wheat breeders across the globe to modernise their molecular breeding skills.

The Tomnah'a Market Garden team sell fruit, veg & flowers directly to customers
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Tomnah’a Market Garden wins second NEWBIE Award for Innovative New Entrants

Tomnah’a Market Garden, a community-focused enterprise located at Comrie Croft in Perthshire, has been declared the winner of the NEWBIE UK award for New Entrant Farm Business of the Year for 2020.

Screenshot of Hutton Highlights, February 2021 issue
Monday, February 15, 2021

Now available: February 2021 issue of Hutton Highlights

The February 2021 issue of Hutton Highlights, the James Hutton Institute's quarterly review, is now available.

Dairy calves cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Jonathan Billinger - geograph.org.uk/p/3580874
Friday, February 12, 2021

Call for calf rearers to join research workshop

Researchers at the James Hutton Institute are looking for dairy calf rearers to join a workshop as part of an EU-funded research project. The workshop is one of three events aiming to identify challenges calf rearers face and solutions within the dairy industry to help improve animal health, and make calf rearers’ lives easier.

The James Hutton Institute's logo
Friday, February 12, 2021

New appointments to boost flagship innovation initiatives

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, and the International Land Use Study Centre (ILUSC) in Aberdeen.

Hutton Women in Science booklet (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Celebrating our Women in Science

To mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the James Hutton Institute is highlighting its ‘Women in Science’ booklet, which spotlights the roles of 21 of its 204 female scientists, hoping to encourage more girls to take up careers in science.

Beans (Vijaya Narasimha/Pixabay)
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

World Pulses Day: Home-growing plant protein is good sense

To mark World Pulses Day, and during a pandemic, James Hutton Institute ecologists Pete Iannetta and Alison Karley reflect on the ambition to attain ‘secure food systems’ and conclude that home-grown plant protein is key.

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