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The latest issue of Hutton Highlights, our e-magazine showing how Hutton science is driving the sustainable use of land and natural resources, is now available from our Hutton Highlights page.

Dr Tim George, the Deputy Director of the International Barley Hub, has been appointed President of the International Society of Root Research (ISRR) in recognition of his expertise in soil and root science.

In the 18th century, James Hutton, a leader in the Scottish Enlightenment movement, was one of the first to observe and write about potatoes being grown in Scotland. Many people were suspicious of the crop, as some of the early tubers were “fingerlike and black” – a symptom of leprosy.