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The aim was to detect fragments of the virus’ RNA in wastewater
Friday, October 23, 2020

Scottish researchers identify COVID-19 RNA traces through wastewater monitoring

Research supported by Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters, a partnership between the James Hutton Institute and Scottish higher education institutes, has successfully pinpointed fragments of coronavirus’ ribonucleic acid in local wastewater samples across the country.

Dairy cow with calf (Image by Elsemargriet from Pixabay)
Monday, October 19, 2020

Wanted: dairy farmers’ views on cow-with-calf production system

A social scientist based at the James Hutton Institute is seeking the views of dairy farmers interested in running a ‘cow with calf’ production system in the UK. The system involves keeping calves with their mothers for the first months of life, while milking the cows for commercial purposes.

World Food Day 2020 poster
Friday, October 16, 2020

World Food Day: grow, nourish, sustain together… our actions are our future

On World Food Day 2020, we must remember that more than 2 billion people do not have regular access to enough safe, nutritious food. Scientists at the James Hutton Institute are working to increase food security both globally and at home in the UK.

Screenshot of Hutton Highlights, October 2020 issue
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Now available: October 2020 issue of Hutton Highlights

The October 2020 issue of Hutton Highlights, the James Hutton Institute's quarterly review, is now available.

Part of the culture collection held at CABI (Photo: Tom Swindley/CABI)
Monday, October 12, 2020

Preserving UK soil microbial biodiversity for sustainable agriculture

Scientists from the UK’s foremost agricultural research organisations, including the James Hutton Institute, have teamed up to create a new UK Crop Microbiome Cryobank to safeguard future research and facilitate the sustainable yield improvement of the UK’s six major food crops.

Germinate Hub
Friday, October 09, 2020

Germinate platform recognised as a global Hub for plant genetic research

A bioinformatics platform developed at the James Hutton Institute which allows users to import, visualize, explore and share project data for plant genetic resources has been recognised by being named a global ‘Hub Pilot’ by the DivSeek International Network Inc. (DivSeek International).

Alexander Giles (top) and Prof Lesley Torrance signed the new MoU
Thursday, October 01, 2020

Hutton and Liberty Produce to transform modern agriculture through collaborative research and tech development

The James Hutton Institute and farming technology company Liberty Produce have been awarded UKRI funding to address the challenges of climate change and the food production yield-gap through an ambitious new project, which seeks to develop technologies to utilise captured carbon to boost yields of hydroponic crops.

FoodLAND includes 28 partners, 18 of which are in Africa
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

FoodLAND: boosting the nutrition performance of local food systems in Africa

A €7m research project involving African and European partners and featuring James Hutton Institute social scientists undertakes to boost the nutrition performance of local food systems in Africa. The FoodLAND initiative aims to develop a range of innovations for local agriculture and aquaculture development in six African countries.

Glensaugh is located in the Scottish uplands
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Pioneering natural capital approach to land use management in the Scottish uplands

A pioneering analysis by James Hutton Institute social scientists explores the potential and value of applying a ‘natural capital’ approach to the land-based business of the Institute’s Glensaugh farm, where the aim is to demonstrate climate-positive farming.

Walker in Quinag, Assynt (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

New method to help project demographic changes in Scotland’s sparsely populated areas

Social scientists at the James Hutton Institute have developed a novel method to estimate future demographic change in Scotland’s sparsely populated areas, by considering geographical differences in employment structures and regional economic linkages, among other factors, to produce estimates of future labour migration in different regions.

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