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Signing of agreement between Technico and JHL (courtesy Technico)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

New partnership to introduce Scottish potato varieties to India

James Hutton Limited and Technico Agri Sciences, a subsidiary of Indian company ITC Limited, have entered into an agreement for the sourcing of 16 varieties and 600 clones of potato for trialling and testing in India.

Curiosity rover (Image: NASA)
Monday, December 10, 2018

Mars and Mull share similar soil, Hutton analysis finds

Data beamed back by NASA’s exploration robot the Curiosity rover, sent to explore Mars, has given scientists an invaluable glimpse into the Martian landscape. Unlikely as it may seem, analysis by scientists at the James Hutton Institute has found that some soils on Mars are very similar to those found in Scotland.

Soil is also affected by climate change
Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Tackling climate change through Scotland's soils

Dr Helaina Black, leader of our Ecological Sciences group, explains how Scotland has a clear opportunity with cultivated soils to contribute to help slow down climate change.

Dr Sarah McKim (c) University of Dundee
Wednesday, December 05, 2018

New elite barley could be a budding success

New gene combinations in barley could prove a budding success for breeders and brewers across the world, according to a new study by plant scientists of the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute.

The new facility was built at Berambadi Primary School in Karnataka state, India
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Scotland-India research collaboration delivers clean water for primary schools

Primary school students will benefit from wastewater treatment and clean water at their school in India thanks to a project led by the James Hutton Institute and funded by the Scottish Government.

Views are sought on wellbeing in rural Scotland (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Views sought on local issues and quality of life in Scottish communities

Social scientists of the James Hutton Institute and Scotland's Rural College are seeking people’s views about wellbeing, local issues and quality of life in Scottish communities, in a drive to improve currently-available data and inform policy development and implementation.

Andy Taylor
Monday, November 26, 2018

Fungi’s lost data being found thanks to Species Hypothesis

There is no generally agreed upon, up-to-date system for fungal classification, with several different, partly incompatible classification systems used across many mycological resources.The DNA sequence database (UNITE) has created the concept of Species Hypothesis with a view to linking and communicating data representing this dark taxonomy

Food and Farming prizegiving at Nature of Scotland Awards (c) RSPB, S Williams
Friday, November 23, 2018

East Ayrshire farmer wins Nature of Scotland Food and Farming Award

John Dalziel, of Common Farm in East Ayrshire, has been presented with the Food and Farming Award at the Nature of Scotland Awards prizegiving ceremony by Professor Colin Campbell, Chief Executive of the James Hutton Institute.

Signing of head of terms of the Tay Cities Deal (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, November 22, 2018

James Hutton Institute welcomes Tay Cities Deal funding boost

The James Hutton Institute has today welcomed the signing of the heads of terms of the Tay Cities Deal, which includes funding for the International Barley Hub and the Advanced Plant Growth Centre, two research and innovation centres to be built at the Institute’s Invergowrie site.

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.

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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.