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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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