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Screenshot of Buntata Web (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Buntata Web: easy identification of potato pests and diseases on any device

The James Hutton Institute's Information and Computational Sciences group have announced a web version of Buntata, the free mobile application launched last year to help potato growers identify plant pests and diseases in the field.

Potatoes (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, October 25, 2018

New genetic tool may help breeders develop disease-resilient potatoes

dRenSeq, an improved technique for capturing DNA in crops, may give plant breeders huge advantages when it comes to develop varieties that are more resilient to pests and diseases.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Fungi, the world’s most essential organisms

For many people fungi are simply the edible mushrooms that appear on your dinner plate or the toadstool you pass by in your local park, however fungi are some of the planets most vital organisms. So why is so little known about them?

World Food Day: our actions are our future
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

World Food Day: our actions are our future

Our actions are our future. That is the theme of this year’s World Food Day, which highlights the global goal of zero hunger by 2030. At the James Hutton Institute, we are working to increase food security both globally and at home in the UK.

NEWBIE researchers visit farms in Aberdeenshire (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, October 12, 2018

NEWBIE award to highlight Europe's best new farmers

A new award for ‘New Entrant Farm Business of the Year’ is being offered this autumn to new farmers, crofters and smallholders across the UK, to highlight innovative solutions to issues around land access, labour, markets and profitability.

Renewables are key energy sources to achieve climate change targets
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hutton scientists welcome launch of IPCC special report on global warming

Scientists from the James Hutton Institute have welcomed the launch of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

41st TB Macaulay Lecture (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, October 05, 2018

Watch the 41st TB Macaulay Lecture by Professor Jacqueline McGlade: Natural prosperity in an age of global change

The 41st T.B. Macaulay Lecture, given by Professor Jacqueline McGlade on the topic of natural prosperity and innovative solutions for a business-unusual approach to rapid global change, is now available to watch online.

Dr Davide Bulgarelli (courtesy University of Dundee)
Thursday, October 04, 2018

New grants for groundbreaking plant science research

Dr Davide Bulgarelli, a University of Dundee scientist based at the James Hutton Institute, has been awarded almost £1.25 million to study the interaction between plants and soil microbes with the ultimate aim of boosting sustainable food production.

Peatlands store large amounts of terrestrial carbon (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Exploring the potential of remote sensing to estimate peatland carbon emissions

A research collaboration between the University of Reading and the James Hutton Institute has examined the potential of satellite-based remote sensing to provide estimates of annual carbon exchange between peatlands and the atmosphere.

Screenshot of Hutton Highlights, September 2018 issue (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Now available: September 2018 issue of Hutton Highlights

The September 2018 issue of Hutton Highlights, the James Hutton Institute's quarterly review, is now available.

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