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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.

Bee orchid © Donald Macauley, Wikimedia Commons
Thursday, May 09, 2013

Impact of climate change report shows species moving north

Rising temperatures as a result of climate change have resulted in some species spreading according to a new report.

Think TANK logo
Tuesday, May 07, 2013

North-east residents encouraged to ‘make friends with your septic tank’

The Dee Catchment Partnership is launching a campaign called ‘Think T.A.N.K.’ to assist north-east residents to avoid the problems that can be caused by septic tanks.

Novel grass Festulolium trial plot
Thursday, April 25, 2013

New grass species could help reduce the likelihood of flooding

A collaboration of plant scientists from across the UK, including the James Hutton Institute, has shown a grass hybrid species could help reduce the impact of flooding.

European beaver swimming (Wikimedia Commons)
Thursday, April 25, 2013

New woodland impact report from Scottish Beaver Trial

The latest report by researchers from the James Hutton Institute examining the effect of beavers on woodland has been published by Scottish Natural Heritage.

Water running down a plughole
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

James Hutton Institute helps improve drinking water safety in Europe

The James Hutton Institute is taking part in a €9 million EU-funded research project to improve the safety of European drinking water.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

UK Plant Sciences conference comes to Dundee

Plant science experts from across the country are gathering in Dundee for the annual UK Plant Sciences Federation conference UK PlantSci 2013.

Barley growing in a field
Monday, April 15, 2013

Research partnership formed to validate biocontrol solutions

Mylnefield Research Services Ltd, PenDragon Proactive Nutrition and Agrinos AS, have joined forces in a research partnership to test products for use in sustainable agricultural intensification.

Tractor preparing potato beds in a field
Friday, March 29, 2013

Joint team seeking farmers' views on CAP reform

The James Hutton Institute and SRUC will reach out to farmers and crofters across the country to ask about their attitudes to the forthcoming Common Agricultural Policy reform.

Robbie Waugh
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Professor Robbie Waugh elected RSE Fellow

Leading crop geneticist Professor Robbie Waugh of the James Hutton Institute and University of Dundee has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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