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Iain Gordon presents the Best Soil in Show award to Ann and Harshaw Irvine
Friday, June 21, 2013

Fyvie farm in Aberdeenshire has the Best Soil in Show

Soil from a farm near Fyvie in Aberdeenshire has been declared the Best Soil in Show at the 2013 Royal Highland Show.

Montage of field irrigation, combine harvester, bread and oilseed rape
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Research bodies form new alliance to address global challenge on food

The James Hutton Institute and the Universities of Aberdeen and Dundee have joined forces to create the Scottish Food Security Alliance – Crops.

Matt Aitkenhead demonstrates the new app
Monday, June 17, 2013

A new soil carbon app for Scottish farmers

A free, new soil carbon app has been launched to provide farmers with a quick, cost-effective source of information about the organic matter content of their soil.

Bill Adams
Monday, June 10, 2013

What kind of conservation do we need for the 21st century?

Professor Bill Adams of the University of Cambridge will deliver the Macaulay Lecture on 14 June 2013.

Open Farm Sunday logo
Thursday, June 06, 2013

Enjoy Open Farm Sunday at the James Hutton Institute

This Sunday, 9 June 2013, the James Hutton Institute will open its doors to the public for Open Farm Sunday.

Broccoli © Wikicommons Fir0002/Flagstaffotos
Monday, May 27, 2013

New research into protecting vegetables from disease, naturally

As concerns over pesticides such as neonicotinoids grow, the James Hutton Institute and Scotland’s Rural College have launched a new research programme looking into activating plants’ natural defences.

Building check dams down a major gulley (c) IWMI/Simon Langan
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

James Hutton Institute to investigate links between soil degradation and poverty

The James Hutton Institute has won a £1.9 million government-funded research project which will investigate the opportunities in tackling soil degradation to alleviate poverty in rural communities in Africa where millions of people are dependent on farming, forestry, hunting or fishing for their livelihoods.

Wind farm at Burnfoot Hill, Blackford
Monday, May 20, 2013

Aberdeenshire farmers buy in to wind energy

Aberdeenshire farmers are rapidly taking up production of renewable energy as an opportunity for securing reliable income sources despite high investment costs, a study from the James Hutton Institute has found.

Fascination of Plants Day logo
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Fascination of Plants Day comes to Dundee

The James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee are inviting the public to be fascinated by plants at Dundee Botanic Garden on 18 May.

Aphids on a bean plant © University of Aberdeen
Friday, May 10, 2013

Plants use underground networks to communicate danger

A new study has revealed that plants warn each other of the danger of aphid attack through underground fungal networks.

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