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Professor Colin Campbell is to take over as interim Chief Executive
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Professor Colin Campbell appointed interim Chief Executive

It has been announced that Professor Colin Campbell will take over as interim Chief Executive of the James Hutton Institute after the departure of Professor Iain Gordon in September.

The XXVI European Society for Rural Sociology Congress takes place in Aberdeen
Saturday, August 15, 2015

European sociologists meet in Aberdeen to discuss rural challenges

Over 400 social researchers from around the world will gather in Aberdeen this week to look into rural social challenges, during the XXVI European Society for Rural Sociology Congress.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Biotechnology research essential to solve global issues

Researchers at the James Hutton Institute have said at this year’s Potatoes in Practice event that biotechnology remains a key tool for the delivery of evidence-based solutions to global challenges

Friday, August 07, 2015

James Hutton Institute soil research featured in The Geographer magazine

The Geographer magazine, published quarterly by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, has featured several articles by James Hutton Institute researchers as part of its Summer 2015 issue on the importance of soils.

Potato planting at Balruddery Farm (c) James Hutton Institute
Monday, August 03, 2015

Finding out about the "hidden uses" of soil data

A PhD student is seeking information from individuals and organisations about their use of soils data, in a drive to improve decision-making, planning and policy development.

PiP is organised and hosted by the James Hutton Institute (c) James Hutton Inst
Monday, July 20, 2015

Potatoes in Practice: Britain’s largest technical potato field event is coming up

Potatoes in Practice, the event that brings together potato variety trials, research and trade exhibits in one place and an essential date in the industry calendar, is coming to our Balruddery Farm on Thursday 13th August.

Blackcurrants bred at the James Hutton Institute (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, July 17, 2015

Scottish blackcurrant varieties to remain Ribena’s favourite

Fruit breeders at the James Hutton Institute have announced that a 5-year blackcurrant breeding contract has been signed with Lucozade Ribena Suntory, which builds on a 25-year successful commercial relationship between Scottish fruit breeders and the makers or the iconic fruit drink.

Farming machinery (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, July 17, 2015

European farmers and policymakers in joint support of agricultural innovation

Recommendations from the recently finished PRO AKIS project highlight ways in which farmers, advisory services and policy makers can work together to support innovation in European agriculture.

Cereal crops / Professor Robbie Waugh (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Major European award for plant genetics research

Professor Robbie Waugh was awarded €2.5 million to support a 60-month study that will look into the dynamics of the process called recombination that drives the exchange of parental genetic information in plant breeding.

Natural capital describes value produced by the environment (c) James Hutton Ins
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Too many businesses unaware of impact of declining natural capital

The Natural Capital Initiative has launched a report that sets out how the valuation of natural capital is gaining traction with UK businesses, but many still remain unaware of the impact of a declining natural capital base.

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