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a field of barley with a border of purple spring flowers and trees
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Scottish field trials show cost of shift to sustainable farming

Farmers who want to adopt more sustainable and environmentally friendly farming methods could face lower short-term margins, but the long-term benefits could outweigh the pain, according to the results of an innovative crop trial in Scotland.

Dr William Allwood, metabolomics facility lead at The James Hutton Institute usi
Thursday, February 09, 2023

James Hutton Institute invests £1.75 million in latest hi-spec lab equipment

The James Hutton institute has invested more than £1.75 million in new, state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to enhance its leading independent scientific research capabilities across food, plant and soil health and quality.

Escape to the country
Tuesday, February 07, 2023

Escape to the country

A shift to hybrid working practices following the coronavirus pandemic has led to some people swapping city living for country life. Now an international project will explore the scale, and pros and cons, of urban migration into rural, island and coastal communities across the globe.

Professor Lorna Dawson, head of forensic science and principal scientist at The
Friday, February 03, 2023

James Hutton Institute scientist appointed Commissioner on Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

The James Hutton institute’s head of forensic science, principal scientist Professor Lorna Dawson, has been appointed as a commissioner on the UK’s Food, Farming and Countryside Commission (FFCC).

A vertical farm at the James Hutton Institute (Image: Ian Georgeson)
Monday, January 30, 2023

Scotland is firmly at the forefront of agricultural innovation, securing global food supplies

Global food security is going to be a dominant economic theme over the next decade. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine a year ago, we have all seen just how fragile the food ecosystem really is to acute shocks, as well as the chronic effects of climate extremes and pandemics.

Rupert Hough, Information and Computational Sciences Group Leader at the James H
Thursday, January 26, 2023

Urban farming – a heavy metal health risk?

Not washing vegetables grown in urban environments before eating them could increase people’s intake of heavy metal contaminants like lead by up to 130%, according to a new study.

Molecular Phenotyping Centre
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Hutton awarded £1m from the Wolfson Foundation to support Phenotyping Centre

The James Hutton Institute has been awarded £1 million by the Wolfson Foundation, for equipment to support a new Molecular Phenotyping Centre. The Foundation is an independent charity with a focus on research and education. Its aim is to support civil society by investing in excellent projects in science, health, heritage, humanities and the a

potato cyst nematodes (PCN)
Monday, January 23, 2023

Scientists discover potato varieties resistant to pests

The findings of a ground-breaking farm trial investigating potato varieties resistant to crop-destroying potato cyst nematodes (PCN) were revealed last week at the James Hutton Institute (JHI) in Invergowrie.

Advanced Plant Growth Centre and International Barley Hub
Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Contract signed for construction of £28.7m combined Advanced Plant Growth Centre and International Barley Hub

The James Hutton Institute and McLaughlin & Harvey have signed construction contracts worth £28.7m for the next stage of the ongoing redevelopment of The James Hutton Institute’s Invergowrie estate.

Bere Unst barley
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

State-of-the-art genome sequencing could increase locally sourced Shetland whisky potential

Researchers working on an ancient form of barley grown only on Unst, Shetland’s northernmost island, have returned from a knowledge exchange trip to Germany that will help them and others better understand its specific traits.

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