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Image of the interior of the Hutton RHS marquee
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Success at Royal Highland Show 2022 for Hutton science

After a two-year enforced hiatus, the James Hutton Institute’s return to the Royal Highland Show was a success: a steady stream of visitors visited the marquee including farmers, research partners and families, as well as a significant number of UK and Scottish politicians and elected representatives.

Prof Colin Campbell, Mairi McAllan MSP and Martin Kennedy (NFUS)
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Best Soil in Show returns to highlight the importance of healthy soils

The James Hutton Institute has re-launched its Best Soil in Show competition with the support of NFU Scotland and the Scottish Government, in a drive to highlight the importance of the critical role land managers play in maintaining healthy soils.

Dr Carmen Escudero-Martinez, co-author of the study
Monday, June 27, 2022

Finding a needle in a haystack: exploring the rhizosphere microbiota in barley

Researchers at the University of Dundee's School of Life Sciences and the James Hutton Institute, with the contribution of colleagues in the UK, Italy and Germany, recently identified genes shaping the rhizosphere microbiota in barley.

Arable Conversations taking place at Arable Scotland
Monday, June 13, 2022

Arable Conversations: a chance to speak your mind at Arable Scotland

Do you have any burning questions about the key issues influencing Scotland’s arable industry? Are you interested in sustainable farming practices and how best to achieve net-zero? Then why not visit Arable Scotland (Balruddery Farm near Dundee, 5 July 2022), Scotland's premier arable event, and take part in this year's Arable Conversations.

James Hutton Institute marquee at the RHS 2019
Thursday, June 09, 2022

Research and innovation underpinning Scotland’s road to net-zero: come and see it at the #RHS200

The James Hutton Institute’s world-leading contributions to the science of crops, land and the environment will be presented at the Royal Highland Show (23-26 June 2022) through exhibits covering the themes of land use, agritech and biodiversity, with a focus on net-zero in agriculture.

Trailing hose slurry application (Pixabay)
Thursday, June 09, 2022

Scientists offer solutions to global phosphorus crisis threatening food and water security

A major new report by scientists warns that global mismanagement of phosphorus is causing twin crises, brought into sharp focus with fertiliser prices skyrocketing in recent months.

The study has created a map that may speed up the development of new varieties
Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Researchers explore genome of wild and cultivated potatoes

An international research team featuring the James Hutton Institute has shed further light into the evolution and biology of potato as a genetically complex global food crop.

James Hutton by Sir Henry Raeburn (c) Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Friday, June 03, 2022

James Hutton: Scotland’s forgotten genius

Two hundred and ninety-six years ago, one of the most influential Scots ever was born: a man whose influence on our understanding of the earth was revolutionary at the time and has unlocked vast areas of related knowledge since then.

Dr Guo
Thursday, June 02, 2022

Hutton bioinformatician awarded Massalski research prize

A James Hutton Institute bioinformatician whose research focuses on plant genetics has been awarded the prestigious Peter Massalski Prize for Meritorious Research at the Scottish Society for Crop Research’s 2022 Annual General Meeting.

gin
Thursday, June 02, 2022

More accolades for ‘Climate Positive’ Gin project team

The world’s first “climate-positive” gin, created using the humble garden pea, was recognised at the Herard’s Higher Education Awards on Tuesday, when the team behind the gin secured the “Outstanding Business Engagement” award for their efforts to create and build awareness of sustainable spirits.

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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.