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Plant leaves showing blight infection
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Blight studies reveal evolution of potato disease in Europe and Asia

Plant scientists at the James Hutton Institute are studying the evolution of late blight in potato by working with industry and research partners to track the distribution and diversity of dominant clones in Europe in 2020, and have also contributed to a review into the development of the disease in Asia in the last 150 years.

Conservation-managed fen in Anglesey (Image: Chris Evans, UKCEH)
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Improved management of farmed peatlands could cut 500m tonnes of CO2

Substantial cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions could be achieved by raising water levels in agricultural peatlands, according to a new study co-authored by James Hutton Institute scientists and published in the journal Nature.

Screenshot of virtual USU-Hutton partnership signing ceremony
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Environmental and agricultural research at centre of new Hutton-Utah State University partnership

A partnership agreement has been signed between Utah State University and the James Hutton Institute to promote cooperation in agricultural and environmental research, with emphasis on climate change issues.

Abundance of vegetables (image: Pixabay)
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Views wanted on impact of COVID-19 on UK food and nutrition security

How will food production respond to the effects of COVID-19 in the next 18 months? Which sectors are likely to experience change? These questions are at the heart of research examining how best to protect the UK’s food and nutrition security from the impact of climate change, and for which views are being actively sought.

Liberty Produce's TCEA tech will support Singapore's vertical farming capability
Monday, April 19, 2021

Hutton and Liberty Produce to help advance Singapore’s food sustainability and net-zero goals

An industry team led by agritech specialist Liberty Produce and supported by the James Hutton Institute has won Innovate UK funding to develop innovative hybrid farming and greenhouse technologies to work towards Singapore’s food security and net-zero goals.

restored weir
Friday, April 16, 2021

Aerial maps used to monitor peatland restoration on Balmoral Estate

Aerial mapping technology is being deployed to collect data on the natural restoration of peatland at the Queen’s Balmoral Estate in Scotland. A survey aircraft equipped with advanced laser scanners is being used to create highly detailed 3D models of upland peatland.

Agrifood systems
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Diversification the key in agrifood systems' fight against global 'triple threat'

A recently published study co-authored by a James Hutton Institute social scientist has found that diversification is key to agrifood systems best adapting to the many challenges they must face.

Dr Rex Brennan (image: Worshipful Company of Fruiterers)
Monday, April 12, 2021

Worshipful Company of Fruiterers’ Matthew Mack Award presented to Dr Rex Brennan

The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers has presented its 2021 Matthew Mack Award to soft fruit scientist Dr Rex Brennan, an Honorary Associate of the James Hutton Institute.

Screenshot of Soil Erosion Scotland app
Thursday, April 08, 2021

New mobile app puts soil erosion under the spotlight

A new mobile app has been launched to provide farmers, land managers and the public with a quick, easy way to learn about soil erosion in Scotland and contribute their own records and images to improve our current understanding and to share them with other users of the app.

Image of the brown marmorated stink bug on a leaf (credit: SRUC)
Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Scottish growers must remain vigilant about stink bug threat

Even if it has not yet been detected north of the border, Scottish growers must take adequate steps to monitor growing areas for the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys), a new potential threat to the UK’s agricultural, horticultural and forestry industries.

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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.