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A pint of beer (Photo: Pixabay)
Friday, August 05, 2022

Cheers to great barley science on International Beer Day

Today marks International Beer Day, a global celebration of beer, taking place in pubs, breweries, and backyards all over the world. Behind great tasting beer, there is great science, like the barley research taking place at the James Hutton Institute and the International Barley Hub.

Blue carbon ecosystem at Lochinver, Scotland
Thursday, August 04, 2022

International partnership on the co-benefits of blue carbon restoration

An international partnership of blue carbon experts from the James Hutton Institute, the University of St Andrews, the Norwegian Geological Survey, and University College Dublin has been awarded funding under the Blue Carbon International Policy Challenge to explore opportunities for maximising the co-benefits of blue carbon restoration.

Interior of The Glenlivet distillery building
Tuesday, August 02, 2022

A dam fine dram: researchers team up with The Glenlivet to protect whisky production

Researchers from the James Hutton Institute and the University of Aberdeen have worked with The Glenlivet distillery to introduce environmentally sustainable solutions at Chivas Brothers' Speyside distillery to address water scarcity and protect whisky production.

HNIC and CREW logos
Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Changes and growth of the Hydro Nation International Centre and Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters

The James Hutton Institute has announced the retirement of Professor Bob Ferrier following 37 years of service, and the appointment of Dr Rachel Helliwell as Director of the Hydro Nation International Centre and CREW, Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters.

Monday, August 01, 2022

Potatoes in Practice: the UK’s largest potato field event returns to Balruddery Farm

Potatoes in Practice (PiP), the UK’s largest field event for potatoes, is set to return to Balruddery Farm in Angus on Thursday 11th August 2022 with a focus on new research and current challenges.

Monday, August 01, 2022

Hutton to discuss soil research, climate change and food security at World Congress of Soil Science

The James Hutton Institute, world leaders in soil science, will be showcasing a number of soil research initiatives at the 22nd World Congress of Soil (WCSS) which is taking place in Glasgow from 31 July - 5 August, this year the theme is, ‘Soil science – crossing boundaries, changing society’.

Friday, July 29, 2022

How did legumes and nitrogen-fixing bacteria learn to work together?

Legume plants, like pea, broad bean, soya bean, clover and cowpea, can team up with soil bacteria called ‘rhizobia’ to convert, or ‘fix’, the nitrogen present in air and use it – meaning they do not need fertilisers, unlike most crops. Given how useful this is, why have legumes got this superpower when most other plants do not?

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Fungi new to the UK discovered in the Cairngorms

Two species of fungi new to the UK have been discovered in Scotland’s Cairngorm mountains by a team of volunteers working with the James Hutton Institute and Plantlife, the international wild plant conservation charity.

Promotional image for Fruit for the Future 2022
Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Latest developments in berry research on show at Fruit for the Future 2022

The 2022 edition of Fruit for the Future, the annual showcase of soft fruit research presented by the James Hutton Institute and the Scottish Society for Crop Research, is taking place on Thursday 21st July at the Institute's Dundee site.

Image of the interior of the Hutton RHS marquee
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Success at Royal Highland Show 2022 for Hutton science

After a two-year enforced hiatus, the James Hutton Institute’s return to the Royal Highland Show was a success: a steady stream of visitors visited the marquee including farmers, research partners and families, as well as a significant number of UK and Scottish politicians and elected representatives.

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