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Professor Colin Campbell (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

James Hutton Institute Chief Executive made RSE Fellow

Following in the footsteps of our namesake James Hutton, Professor Colin Campbell has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Scott Herrett
Friday, February 23, 2018

Beating the ‘scourge’ of plastic waste

Around 6.3 billion tonnes of plastic waste have so far been generated globally. Almost 80% of it goes into landfill or natural environment. Given the harm this causes, especially in marine environment, the need to do something is urgent.

Berries (iStock)
Thursday, February 22, 2018

BacHBERRY: soft fruit’s medical potential under the microscope

Over the past four years, the BacHBERRY project has investigated the sustainable use of diverse and complex natural molecules derived from berries for applications as diverse as bioactivity against type 2 diabetes, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

Screenshot of Hutton Highlights, Feb 2018 issue (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Now available: February 2018 issue of Hutton Highlights

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

Punnet of Glen Carron raspberries (c) James Hutton Limited
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Berry promising future for new rasp Glen Carron

Glen Carron, a new raspberry variety bred in Dundee by the James Hutton Institute’s commercial subsidiary, James Hutton Limited, was presented at the Scottish Society for Crop Research and Bulrush Soft Fruit Information Day and Winter Meeting 2018.

Nematode (c) James Hutton Institute
Monday, February 12, 2018

New transparent soil technology to help fight nematodes and other soil pests

Scientists from the James Hutton Institute have developed a screening system which uses transparent soil technology to help fight nematodes - microscopic worms that are harmful to plants, damaging about 10% of susceptible crops and causing hundreds of billions of pounds of losses worldwide in a year.

Beans crop (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, February 09, 2018

Pulses: sustainable ‘superfoods’ for the future

The Global Pulse Confederation has designated February 10th 2018 as the third Global Pulse Day, a global event to celebrate pulses, and the James Hutton Institute is at the forefront of research into the exciting possibilities of these crops.

Barley (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, February 09, 2018

Scotland’s cereal connections boosted with Fellowship awards

Dundee’s position as an international hub for research into cereals – particularly barley – has been given a boost with the award of a grant which will create new connections with Australia.

Launch of virtual Centre of Expertise in Plant Health (courtesy SASA)
Friday, February 02, 2018

New Centre of Expertise in Plant Health seeks to strengthen Scotland’s resilience

A newly-launched virtual centre of expertise in plant health seeks to improve Scotland's resilience in the face of threats to the UK arable crops, trees, horticulture and wild plants.

Research collaboration between China and the UK (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Precision agriculture research collaboration aims to help Chinese smallholder farmers

A research project led by the James Hutton Institute and China Agriculture University aims to support smallholder farmers through precision agriculture techniques.

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