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Wednesday, September 04, 2019

International research effort evidences increased sustainability focus in China

China's prosperity has been coupled with environmental challenges and the country has a considerable way to go toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, an international research collaboration including the James Hutton Institute has found.

Trial at Balruddery Farm near Dundee
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Green cover trial improves spring barley yield and benefits the environment

A ground-breaking research trial conducted by the James Hutton Institute and Kings Crops into the impact of green cover crops in Scotland has demonstrated notable benefits for spring barley yields, soil and water quality, biodiversity and soil resilience.

Scientists from the James Hutton Institute will attend the meeting
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Promoting crop diversification in European agriculture

Scientists of the James Hutton Institute will meet with European colleagues to discuss all scientific aspects of diversifying agricultural and food systems, on the practical implementation of crop diversification in value chains and on policy-related issues, during the first European Conference on Crop Diversification.

The water facility was built at Berambadi Primary School, Karnataka, India
Friday, August 16, 2019

Hutton water innovation up for VIBES Hydro Nation Scotland award

A James Hutton Institute-led and Scottish Government-funded project to develop a novel decentralised wastewater treatment system in rural India that can be replicated in Scotland and beyond, has been shortlisted for a VIBES – Scottish Environment Business award in the Hydro Nation Scotland category.

Euan Caldwell, Head of Field, Farm & Glasshouses, James Hutton Institute
Friday, August 16, 2019

Hutton innovation shortlisted for British Farming Award

Euan Caldwell, the James Hutton Institute’s Head of Farm, Field and Glasshouses, has been shortlisted in the Arable Innovator of the Year category of the British Farming Awards, organised by AgriBriefing. The winners will be revealed at a ceremony in Birmingham on Thursday 17th October.

Research team aim to ensure maize crop stability in southern Africa
Monday, August 12, 2019

Research team aim to ensure maize crop stability in southern Africa

Maize is the most important cereal crop in southern Africa but without new management practices and with the increased risk of drought, yields which are already low are predicted to further decline. It is therefore critical that new approaches are developed to ensure food security and help alleviate poverty of smallholder farmers.

Mr Hugh Darby, new Finance Director (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, August 09, 2019

New Finance Director appointment

The James Hutton Institute has confirmed the recruitment of Hugh Darby as its new Director of Finance and Company Secretary, replacing Derek Leslie who is stepping down after almost three years’ service.

Signing of agreement between CAAS and James Hutton Institute
Thursday, August 08, 2019

Chinese and Scottish researchers establish collaborative links at Potatoes in Practice 2019

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, part of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and the James Hutton Institute, during Potatoes in Practice 2019.

Land managers vital to the success of rewilding in the Scottish uplands
Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Land managers vital to the success of rewilding in the Scottish uplands

Rewilding in the Scottish uplands could take decades without the intervention of land managers, a new long-term grazing experiment at Glen Finglas has shown. The experiment, the first of its kind in Scotland, was set up in 2002 to explore how changes to Common Agricultural Policy might affect upland biodiversity

Potatoes will be at the centre of discussions at PiP2019 (c) James Hutton Inst
Monday, August 05, 2019

Future of chemistry focus at Potatoes in Practice

As the potato industry faces up to the loss of major chemicals, this year’s Potatoes in Practice will focus on what growers will be using in the future. PiP is the UK's largest field-based potato event, happening on 8th August at our Balruddery Farm near Dundee.

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