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Standing room only at Hutton RHS marquee (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

A very successful Royal Highland Show for Hutton science

The James Hutton Institute’s world leading research in crops, land and the environment was successfully demonstrated at the Royal Highland Show, with a steady stream of visitors of all ages, including UK and Scottish politicians and elected representatives.

Douglas Greig (l) and John Weir (r), winners of Best Soil in Show 2018
Friday, June 22, 2018

Fife has the Best Soil in Show 2018

John Weir, of Lacesston Farm near Cupar, has been announced as the winner of Best Soil in Show at the Royal Highland Show 2018, with Douglas Greig, of Tealing by Dundee, scooping the Young Farmers prize for a record third time.

Arabidopsis plant (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Scientists unravel effects of alternative splicing on plant responses to cold temperatures

Researchers from the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute have found that a genetic process known as alternative splicing has a massive effect on the response of plants to stress from cold temperatures.

Meet the Sheep at Open Farm Sunday, Glensaugh (c) James Hutton Institute
Monday, June 11, 2018

Hundreds visit Glensaugh farm on Open Farm Sunday

The James Hutton Institute again took part in Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) Open Farm Sunday, the annual celebration of the story behind our food, with 231 visitors stopping by our Glensaugh farm near Laurencekirk.

James Hutton Institute at the Royal Highland Show
Friday, June 08, 2018

Research and innovation that underpin Scotland’s larder – come and see it at the Royal Highland Show 2018

The James Hutton Institute’s world leading research in crops, land and the environment will be at the Royal Highland Show 2018 through exhibits covering plant science, sustainable agriculture, indoors farming, bioinformatics, soil research and social science.

Dr Peter Orrell (r) receives CC award (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, June 01, 2018

Peter Orrell wins Converge Challenge 2018 award

Hutton scientist Dr Peter Orrell has won the ‘Ready Steady Pitch’ award of the Converge Challenge 2018 with his MycoNourish product, which uses fungi to act as a secondary root system and improve plant health.

Delegates of the Scottish social innovation workshop in Aberdeen (c) Hutton
Friday, June 01, 2018

Scottish social innovation in focus

Researchers and practitioners working on rural innovation initiatives in Scotland came together at our Aberdeen site to discuss their experiences and exchange ideas.

ALTER: can increasing the carbon in soil combat climate change?
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

ALTER: can increasing the carbon in soil combat climate change?

Scientists from the James Hutton Institute are supporting the Asian Agricultural Long-Term Experiment (ALTER) with the aim of providing scientific basis and management options for soil sequestration and agricultural sustainability in Asia and beyond.

Volunteers at Glensaugh (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, May 25, 2018

Mearns Academy pupils help stop the plastic tide at Glensaugh

A group of Mearns Academy pupils visited Glensaugh to help stop the ‘plastic tide’ by collecting tree guards and nets used to protect young trees against grazing animals, including sheep and deer.

Screenshot of Hutton Highlights, May 2018 issue (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Now available: May 2018 issue of Hutton Highlights

The May 2018 issue of Hutton Highlights, the James Hutton Institute's quarterly review, is now available.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.