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Spreading sludge at the James Hutton Institute's Hartwood Farm
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Loss of biodiversity limits toxin degradation

An international research consortium has found that without a rich diversity of soil bacteria, specialised functions such as the removal of pesticide residues are not as effective.

Dr Nigel Kerby, MRS Managing Director
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

MRS Managing Director awarded MBE

Dr Nigel Kerby, Managing Director of Mylnefield Research Services (MRS), has been honoured with an MBE for services to business and science in the 2014 New Year Honours list.

Professors Sprent, Van Wyk and Howieson examine a Lebeckia plant © J Sprent
Saturday, December 28, 2013

Bacterium named after Scottish scientist could improve fertility of poor soils

A newly discovered bacterium, named after Scottish scientist Janet Sprent, could help develop sustainable agriculture practices on poor soils.

Reindeer in the snow © James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Reindeer populations endangered by climate change

New study reveals northern reindeer may not be as resilient to climate change.

Colin Campbell and Paul Wheelhouse at the website launch
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

New website for Scotland's soils launched

A new online resource to help manage and protect our soils for future generations has been launched.

SFSA - Crops logo
Monday, December 09, 2013

Scottish Food Security Alliance announce PhD opportunities

PhD opportunities with the recently launched Scottish Food Security Alliance - Crops have been announced.

Researcher in a field
Thursday, November 21, 2013

New fellowships and studentships for land use research

The James Hutton Institute and the Macaulay Development Trust have announced £1.3 million of new funding to support new fellowships and studentships.

Chief Executive Iain Gordon and politicians at last year's event
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Green space and blueberry health benefits at Science and the Parliament

Experts from the James Hutton Institute will be at Science and the Parliament, the biggest gathering of the scientific and policy making communities in Scotland.

MRS staff at the awards ceremony
Friday, November 01, 2013

MRS wins accolade at first Courier Business Awards

Mylnefield Research Services come out top at inaugural awards ceremony.

Nature of Scotland Innovation Award presentation
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wildcat project wins Nature of Scotland Innovation Award

The Cairngorms Wildcat project has won the innovation category in the 2013 Nature of Scotland Awards.

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