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Iain Gordon unveils the sign at the Hutton Hut
Monday, September 16, 2013

Hutton Hut unveiled at community allotment

An old shed that was due to be demolished has been given a new lease of life at an allotment in Aberdeen.

Blueberries on the bush
Thursday, September 12, 2013

Blueberry boost for British business

Researchers at the James Hutton Institute are working with growers and processors to develop the UK-grown blueberry market.

Science cover image
Friday, September 06, 2013

Dundee biofuels research makes cover of Science magazine

A gene discovery which could signal a breakthrough in the production of biofuels has made the cover of Science magazine.

River in Malawi surrounded by fields
Thursday, September 05, 2013

Scottish researchers keep Malawi links alive

Scotland’s links with Malawi, first forged by David Livingstone, are being kept alive through environmental projects involving Scottish researchers and communities in the African country.

Children carrying out pond dipping
Friday, August 30, 2013

Help protect wildlife by pooling your local pond

A new community survey initiative in the North East is hoping to build a picture of the health of local ponds.

Cell image
Friday, August 16, 2013

Gene discovery opens new possibilities for biofuels

Researchers in Dundee have discovered a gene which could transform the development of biofuels.

Sawfly © James Hutton Institute and Grey partridges © GWCT
Monday, August 12, 2013

Sawfly decline could impact bird numbers

The intensification of agriculture could have an impact on threatened populations of farmland birds due to its effect on one of their most important food sources, the sawfly.

Heat sprouting response of Russet Burbank tubers growing at 30C
Friday, August 09, 2013

Heat stress study could protect potato yields

A new study by scientists at the James Hutton Institute, which aims to identify genetic markers for tolerance to heat stress, could be of great importance in future breeding programmes to develop new potato cultivars less susceptible to high temperatures.

Potatoes and onions © Ilana Shkolnik via PikiWiki (Wikimedia)
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

James Hutton Institute secures share of £3 million research funding into some of the world’s most important crops

The James Hutton Institute has secured more than £850,000 in new funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council who, in conjunction with the Scottish Government, has awarded £3 million to four projects to improve food security for some of the world’s most valuable crops.

Machinery exhibits at Potatoes in Practice 2012
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Potato genome leading the way

Researchers from the James Hutton Institute will be speaking to farmers about how the potato genome is bringing practical benefits at Potatoes in Practice 2013.

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