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Views are sought on wellbeing in rural Scotland (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Views sought on local issues and quality of life in Scottish communities

Social scientists of the James Hutton Institute and Scotland's Rural College are seeking people’s views about wellbeing, local issues and quality of life in Scottish communities, in a drive to improve currently-available data and inform policy development and implementation.

Andy Taylor
Monday, November 26, 2018

Fungi’s lost data being found thanks to Species Hypothesis

There is no generally agreed upon, up-to-date system for fungal classification, with several different, partly incompatible classification systems used across many mycological resources.The DNA sequence database (UNITE) has created the concept of Species Hypothesis with a view to linking and communicating data representing this dark taxonomy

Food and Farming prizegiving at Nature of Scotland Awards (c) RSPB, S Williams
Friday, November 23, 2018

East Ayrshire farmer wins Nature of Scotland Food and Farming Award

John Dalziel, of Common Farm in East Ayrshire, has been presented with the Food and Farming Award at the Nature of Scotland Awards prizegiving ceremony by Professor Colin Campbell, Chief Executive of the James Hutton Institute.

Signing of head of terms of the Tay Cities Deal (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, November 22, 2018

James Hutton Institute welcomes Tay Cities Deal funding boost

The James Hutton Institute has today welcomed the signing of the heads of terms of the Tay Cities Deal, which includes funding for the International Barley Hub and the Advanced Plant Growth Centre, two research and innovation centres to be built at the Institute’s Invergowrie site.

VIBES Awards prizegiving (courtesy VIBES Awards)
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

James Hutton Institute wins VIBES climate change award

The Institute has scooped a VIBES – Scottish Environment Business award, in the Adaptation to Climate Change category, on account of work on farm innovations, renewable energy projects and the International Barley Hub's efforts to protect future barley supplies.

Lorna Dawson and Anne Pack's investiture ceremonies
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Professor Lorna Dawson and Mrs Anne Pack honoured at investiture ceremonies

Professor Lorna Dawson, lead soil forensic scientist at the James Hutton Institute, has received her CBE honour from HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Longstanding Hutton member of staff Anne Pack also received her BEM honour at a ceremony held in Perth.

Buntata screenshots (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Buntata mobile app profiled in first issue of Global Potato News

Hutton Android app Buntata has been featured in the first issue of Global Potato News, a newly launched international business-to-business magazine serving the entire potato industry from farm to fork.

Picture of tractor farming a field (c) James Hutton Institute
Monday, November 12, 2018

Hutton research contributes to parliamentary report on agriculture trends

Researchers from the James Hutton Institute have contributed to a briefing produced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) which outlines key drivers of global agricultural trends and the challenge of safeguarding both food production and environment value in a changing world.

Blight infection image (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Researchers shine a light into the mechanisms of potato late blight infection

Scientists at the James Hutton Institute and partner organisations have shed further light into the ways in which the potato blight pathogen interacts with plant cells to promote disease.

Soil erosion (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Soil erosion and compaction in Scotland: adapting to a changing climate

A new report by James Hutton Institute scientists has found that climate change, along with variations in machinery and farming practices, is likely to increase the susceptibility of Scottish soils to erosion or damage by compaction.

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