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Dr Rex Brennan (image: Worshipful Company of Fruiterers)
Monday, April 12, 2021

Worshipful Company of Fruiterers’ Matthew Mack Award presented to Dr Rex Brennan

The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers has presented its 2021 Matthew Mack Award to soft fruit scientist Dr Rex Brennan, an Honorary Associate of the James Hutton Institute.

Screenshot of Soil Erosion Scotland app
Thursday, April 08, 2021

New mobile app puts soil erosion under the spotlight

A new mobile app has been launched to provide farmers, land managers and the public with a quick, easy way to learn about soil erosion in Scotland and contribute their own records and images to improve our current understanding and to share them with other users of the app.

Image of the brown marmorated stink bug on a leaf (credit: SRUC)
Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Scottish growers must remain vigilant about stink bug threat

Even if it has not yet been detected north of the border, Scottish growers must take adequate steps to monitor growing areas for the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys), a new potential threat to the UK’s agricultural, horticultural and forestry industries.

The Rock On Soils project involved scientists and farmers working together
Monday, April 05, 2021

'Rock On Soils' shows potential for better carbon sequestration and soil biodiversity

A research project examining the potential of using crushed basic silicate rocks as a soil input, for enhanced carbon sequestration and soil biodiversity, has reported positive results.

The project will see high intensity, field-by-field soil carbon stock quantified
Thursday, April 01, 2021

Pioneering soil carbon project launched

First Milk, Nestlé and Agricarbon have announced the launch of a pioneering soil carbon capture project, with scientific guidance from leading soil ecologist and James Hutton Institute Honorary Associate, Dr Helaina Black.

Submit your entries for the Nature of Scotland awards (courtesy RSPB)
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Entries now open for 10th Nature of Scotland Awards

The search for Scotland’s leading lights of conservation and sustainability has begun with entries now open for the prestigious Nature of Scotland Awards, now in its tenth anniversary.

Professor Philip White (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Professor Philip White elected Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh

Professor Philip J. White, a research specialist in plant ecophysiology at the James Hutton Institute, has received the honour of being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire (Image by DragonTools from Pixabay)
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Resilience in the face of COVID-19 in Scotland’s rural and island areas

A new report by SEFARI researchers at the James Hutton Institute and Scotland’s Rural College has shed light on the impacts of, and responses to, the COVID-19 pandemic in rural and island areas of Scotland, showing strong community bonds in the face of adversity.

White mountain hare (c) James Hutton Institute
Monday, March 22, 2021

Volunteers wanted for innovative Scottish mountain hare survey

Volunteers are wanted for the first on-the-ground national survey to shed light on distribution and numbers of Scottish mountain hares.

Architects' impression of IBH and APGC, subject to planning & design development
Friday, March 19, 2021

Tay Cities Deal go-ahead for International Barley Hub and Advanced Plant Growth Centre

The International Barley Hub and the Advanced Plant Growth Centre, two flagship innovation projects supported through a transformational capital investment of £45m by the UK Government and £17m by the Scottish Government via the Tay Cities Region Deal, have been greenlighted today (19th March) by the Tay Cities Deal joint committee.

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