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Barley (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Barley scientists discover path to improved grain quality

Scientists from the International Barley Hub have discovered a genetic pathway to improved barley grain size and uniformity, a finding which may help breeders develop future varieties suited to the needs of growers and distillers.

Web mapping service improved in latest update to Scottish Soils app
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Web mapping service improved in latest update to Scottish Soils app

The SIFSS (Soil Indicators for Scottish Soils) app has recently been updated to improve usability. Aimed at growers, farmers and land managers in Scotland, the app allows them to quickly identify soil type in their area.

Scotland's Environment Web screenshot
Friday, October 06, 2017

Visit the new-look Scotland's Environment Web

The website, produced by the James Hutton Institute-supported SEWeb partnership, has launched a newly redesigned look and feel responding to user feedback.

Professor Tim Jackson (courtesy)
Monday, October 02, 2017

Prosperity without growth: is it possible? Watch the 40th Macaulay Lecture on our YouTube channel

For the first time in the 40-year history of the TB Macaulay Lecture, viewers of our YouTube channel will be able to watch a live webcast of renowned sustainability expert Professor Tim Jackson's talk on how we can exist within the ecological limits of our planet.

Cow at Hartwood farm (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, September 29, 2017

Better support for renewable energy decision making

A software tool developed by a James Hutton Institute scientist aims to guide farmers, private firms, academics and policymakers when making decisions regarding anaerobic digestion projects.

Professor David Miller, James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Hutton expertise contributes to proposed forestry and land management legislation

Professor David Miller represented the James Hutton Institute at an evidence session of the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee of the Scottish Parliament, as part of scrutiny of proposed legislation on forestry and land management.

Ectomycorrhizal fungi on roots (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Study to expand knowledge of ectomycorrhizal fungi in Scotland

Scientists at the James Hutton Institute and the University of Aberdeen are looking into the relationship between ectomycorrhizal fungi and native tree species in Scotland.

Organic P workshop, 2016 (courtesy Phil Haygarth)
Monday, September 18, 2017

Organic phosphorus key to future food security and sustainability

Research into organic phosphorus is key to ensure future food security and environmental sustainability, according to an international group of scientists led by the James Hutton Institute, Lancaster University’s Environment Centre and Rothamsted Research in the UK.

Isotopx Phoenix TIMS instrument (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, September 15, 2017

Improved isotopic analysis capabilities for unrivalled precision and accuracy

Our extensive analytical chemistry capabilities for research and commercial work have been reinforced with an £500K investment on a new Thermal Ionisation Mass Spectrometer, which will allow us and our commercial subsidiary, James Hutton Limited, to provide inorganic isotope measurements with unrivalled precision and accuracy.

Professor Tim Jackson (courtesy)
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Prosperity without growth: is it possible, and could it answer economic challenges in Scotland?

Renowned author and sustainability expert, Professor Tim Jackson, will seek to show how we can exist within the ecological limits of our planet in the 40th TB Macaulay Lecture.

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