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Pulses in cups (image: Pixabay)
Thursday, February 10, 2022

World Pulses Day: We should get our fingers on pulses

We should get our fingers on pulses; these foods can be a critically important and sustainable source of nutrition globally, writes Dr Pete Iannetta (Ecological Sciences) to mark World Pulses Day.

Rural affairs secretary Mairi Gougeon MSP visits Liberty Produce
Monday, February 07, 2022

Rural affairs secretary sees vision of climate-positive, futuristic farming

The Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands, Mairi Gougeon MSP, got a vision of climate-positive agriculture and future farming technologies when she visited the James Hutton Institute in Dundee.

Dr Mike Rivington (top right) was joined by other experts during the session
Thursday, February 03, 2022

Hutton expertise contributes to parliamentary session on Scotland’s Good Food Nation Bill

Dr Mike Rivington, a senior scientist within the James Hutton Institute’s Information and Computational Sciences department, has contributed evidence to a session of the Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee of the Scottish Parliament on the prospective Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill.

A plot at the Centre for Sustainable Cropping
Friday, January 28, 2022

UK’s first measurements of nitrogen added by legumes to a crop production system

The potential of grain legume crops to harness the nitrogen present in air into biologically useful forms is well known, but how much of an opportunity does it present for farmers wanting to pursue net-zero agriculture? A Hutton research team has recorded the first UK-wide measurement of nitrogen added by faba beans to a production system.

The CASI will be headquartered in Forfar, Angus
Friday, January 28, 2022

Hutton joins vision of Centre for Agricultural Sustainable Innovation

The James Hutton Institute has joined Angus Council, Agrico UK, Arbikie Distilling and SoilEssentials Ltd in signing a letter of intent to develop a Centre for Agricultural Sustainable Innovation (CASI) headquartered in Forfar, Angus.

Crop spraying at Balruddery farm near Dundee
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

CPNB 2022: spotlight on agriculture, environment, combinable crops and potatoes

The Crop Production in Northern Britain Conference, the foremost summit discussing environmental management and crop production in northern environments, is back this year as an online event on 1-2 March.

View of Dundee from the Law hill
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Hutton support for proposed Dundee life sciences innovation district

The James Hutton Institute supports plans being put forward for a new life sciences innovation district for the Dundee region.

Image of a beaver
Monday, January 17, 2022

Major new study shows role beavers could play in restoring Scotland’s rivers

Beavers could make an important contribution to improving the condition of Scotland’s rivers, including helping to improve water quality and limiting the effects of drought, new research from the University of Aberdeen and the James Hutton Institute has found.

L-R: Dr Liz Dinnie, PhD student Josephine Heger and Prof Flora Douglas
Thursday, January 13, 2022

Research on impact of COVID-19 on food practices

The James Hutton Institute and Robert Gordon University (RGU) are carrying out research on how COVID-19 restrictions impacted behaviours around food related practices, through a PhD studentship awarded by the Macaulay Development Trust.

Blue light is important for plants but it inhibits immunity to late blight
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Blue light inhibits immune response of potato to late blight disease

Daylight is made from a spectrum of wavelengths and plants possess receptors that can detect red and blue light. Blue light is important for plant growth and yet inhibits the immune response of potato plants to Phytophthora infestans, making them more susceptible to potato late blight, a research team has discovered.

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