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Tony Craig and Alice Hague have been appointed to the leadership of SEGS
Monday, May 13, 2019

New leadership appointments in Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences group

Drs Tony Craig and Alice Hague have been appointed to the leadership of our Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences group.

Options for totally replacing animal protein in human diets are limited
Thursday, May 09, 2019

Protein replacement poses challenge for global agricultural systems

Capacities for completely replacing animal protein in the human diet are limited and would require “major changes” in the structure of global agricultural food systems, according to new research.

The event aims to bring together the key players in food production
Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Arable Scotland: a brand new arable event for Scotland

Three industry organisations including the James Hutton Institute have joined forces to launch Arable Scotland, a brand new field-based arable event for Scotland.

Tubers do not develop well under high heat conditions (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Heat stress study aims to protect potato yields

A new scientific study featuring Hutton researchers has identified the genetic mechanism behind the decrease of yield in potato crops under high temperatures.

Hannah Jackson, The Red Shepherdess, will speak at the event
Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Start to Farm conference to gather aspiring UK farming entrepreneurs

An exciting new one-day event around innovation, inspiration and practical advice for entrepreneurs looking to start their own farming business will be taking place on 4th June 2019, in the context of the James Hutton Institute-supported NEWBIE project.

Athena SWAN Bronze Award logo
Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Hutton Athena SWAN commitment awarded Bronze status to 2022

The James Hutton Institute’s ongoing commitment to advancing the careers of women in science and technology has been recognised through the award of Athena SWAN Bronze status to November 2022.

Farmers spraying pesticides in a wheat field (Jinning Li/Shutterstock.com)
Monday, May 06, 2019

Nature’s dangerous decline ‘unprecedented’: IPBES report

Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

Late blight genotype 2018 samples (courtesy Euroblight website)
Friday, May 03, 2019

Blight map reveals evolution of potato disease in Europe in 2018

An international consortium including the James Hutton Institute which monitors the distribution and diversity of Phytophthora infestans across Europe has published its latest data.

This special Plant Teams Field Lab event will take place on the Isle of Lismore
Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Plant Teams Field Lab: heritage grains and crop innovation for crofters

The James Hutton Institute is teaming up with Soil Association Scotland and Scotland's Rural College for a special crofting meeting of the Plant Teams Field Lab event series in the Isle of Lismore, looking at how intercropping can help crofters grow multiple crops together for better outcomes.

Pint of Science involves thousands of scientists in 300 cities and 24 countries
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Pint of Science: Bringing scientific research down the local

Scientists from the James Hutton Institute will take part in the world’s largest festival of public science talks, a Pint of Science. The festival will see thousands of scientists, in 300 cities across 24 countries, bringing their research out of the lab to share with everyone down the local pub.

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