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Dr Dorota Jarret, new ISHS Rubus and Ribes Species and Management group chair
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Hutton scientist appointed first-ever female chair of influential soft fruit group

Hutton soft fruit breeder Dr Dorota Jarret has been appointed chair of the International Society for Horticultural Science’s Rubus and Ribes Species and Management working group - the first female scientist, and the youngest, to ever take up the position.

Outgoing IBH chair Colin West, Colin Campbell & interim IBH chair James Brosnan
Monday, November 25, 2019

New appointments strengthen International Barley Hub initiative

The International Barley Hub, a unique platform aiming to translate barley research into commercial benefits with support from the Tay Cities Region Deal, has been reinforced through new appointments within its leadership team. Professor James Brosnan has been named Interim Chair, and farmer George Lawrie is stepping into the vice-chair role.

Professors Philip White and John Raven (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Hutton science excellence underlined by Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list

Professors Philip J. White and John Raven, both based at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee, have been included in the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list compiled by the Web of Science Group.

Lynbreck Croft managers Lynn Cassells and Sandra Baer (photo Lynbreck Croft)
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The search is on for the UK's best NEWBIE entrant farmers

The James Hutton Institute, as part of the EU-funded NEWBIE project, is again calling for applications for the 2019 NEWBIE Award, which highlights the work of pioneering new entrant farmers across the UK.

Crofter Mike Hyatt and his intercropping trial in Lismore
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Intercropping in practice: new mini-film launched

A new mini-film sponsored by SEFARI and launched by the James Hutton Institute demonstrates the practical steps of sowing, managing and harvesting cereal-based intercrops for newcomers to intercropping.

Discussions focused on how to improve soybean cropping in China with less inputs
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Fact-finding mission to China promotes joint research on sustainable agriculture

Scientists of the James Hutton Institute recently visited China on a fact-finding mission to see how the Institute might collaborate with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences to improve soybean cropping in China.

Prof Campbell and Mr Relaes signed the document
Friday, November 08, 2019

Collaborative research at centre of new Hutton-ILVO partnership

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO) and the James Hutton Institute to promote cooperation in research on plant crop and soil science, agriculture, ecology, food science, geography and socioeconomic sciences.

Migration is considered vital for Scotland's population growth
Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Migration vital to Scotland's future workforce, expert panel finds

A report published by the Expert Advisory Group on Migration and Population says that immigration schemes can be an ‘immediate and direct’ way to tackle depopulation in Scotland and warns of a fall in Scotland’s working-age population if immigration drops substantially alongside declining fertility.

Professors Bob Ferrier and Marian Scott
Monday, November 04, 2019

Hutton expertise called upon for Scottish Science Advisory Council

Professor Bob Ferrier, Director of CREW and honorary chair at the University of Dundee's Social Sciences School, and Professor Marian Scott, Professor of Environmental Statistics at the University of Glasgow and a member of the Hutton Board of Directors, have both been appointed to the Scottish Science Advisory Council.

Restoring Ostrea edulis beds can bring socio-economic value to areas of Scotland
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Scottish native oysters: from food of the poor to potential socio-economic boon

A new report commissioned by the Centre of Expertise for Waters estimates that the restoration of native oyster beds in Scotland has the potential to give a £3.5m boost to the UK economy and create jobs in some of the most economically marginal areas of the Western and Northern Highlands and Islands.

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