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Winners of the Hutton PhD event 2020 alongside judging panel members
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

PhD research showcased at Hutton 2020 postgraduate event

The annual Hutton Postgraduate Student Event, which showcases the excellent science being undertaken by postgraduate students at the James Hutton Institute, took place at the Birnam Arts and Conference Centre, Birnam, on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th March 2020.

Late blight genotype 2019 samples (courtesy Euroblight website)
Friday, March 06, 2020

Blight map reveals evolution of potato disease in Europe in 2019

An international consortium including the James Hutton Institute which monitors the distribution and diversity of Phytophthora infestans across Europe has published its latest data.

Dr Annie McKee taking part in the ECCLR Committee parliamentary session
Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Hutton expertise contributes to parliamentary land reform inquiry

The definition of ‘sustainable development’ and ‘community’, as described in draft regulations, were discussed during a session of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee of the Scottish Parliament, to which Hutton social researcher Dr Annie McKee gave evidence.

Professor Lesley Torrance, new RSE Fellow
Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Professor Lesley Torrance announced as Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Professor Lesley Torrance, Director of Science at the James Hutton Institute, has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a body which contributes to the social, cultural and economic wellbeing of Scotland through the advancement of learning and useful knowledge.

Dr Euan James holding a nodule sample collected in the Amazon region
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Exploring legume nodulation in the deepest reaches of the Amazon

An international effort to develop maize crops that don’t need fertiliser has taken Hutton scientist Euan James to the deepest reaches of the Amazon River, on a quest for samples of root nodules from legume trees to help understand how these plants were able to develop the ability to obtain their own nitrogen from soil.

Arable Scotland 2020 will focus on key challenges and opportunities for industry
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Arable Scotland 2020 to tackle key industry challenges

Arable Scotland 2020 is building on the inaugural event in 2019 and using the event to wrestle with some of the key challenges and opportunities facing the arable industry.

Dr Isabelle Colas was awarded a New Investigator grant by UKRI
Monday, February 24, 2020

Hutton scientist awarded grant to explore genetic pathway to better barley

Dr Isabelle Colas, a scientist of the International Barley Hub, has been awarded a New Investigator grant worth £400k by UK Research and Innovation to explore a genetic pathway to improved barley crops, with the ultimate aim of helping breeders develop future varieties suited to the needs of growers and industry.

Colin Campbell, Matt Gorman, Helaina Black and Stewart Arbuckle look at soil
Friday, February 21, 2020

Agricarbon: helping farmers tap into the carbon credits market

An initiative supported by the James Hutton Institute has set its sights on developing methods for measuring soil carbon with a cost-effective commercial tool to help UK farmers tap into the carbon credits market.

New gin Nàdar has been produced by Arbikie Distillery
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

World’s first ‘climate positive’ gin produced from peas

The world’s first “climate-positive” gin has been created by UK scientists — using the humble garden pea. Five years of research at Abertay University and the James Hutton Institute in Scotland, in collaboration with Arbikie Distillery, has culminated in the launch of new gin Nàdar.

Flooding in Ballater (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

New research highlights long-term impact of flooding on communities

Chronic ill-health, loss of financial stability and anxiety are some of the enduring effects of flooding on individuals, new research by the James Hutton Institute and the University of Aberdeen, with funding from CREW, has found.

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