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Food and Farming prizegiving at Nature of Scotland Awards (c) RSPB, S Williams
Thursday, December 05, 2019

Lynbreck Croft wins Nature of Scotland Food and Farming Award

Lynn Cassells and Sandra Baer, managers of Lynbreck Croft, were presented with the Food and Farming Award at the Nature of Scotland Awards prizegiving ceremony by Professor Colin Campbell, Chief Executive of the James Hutton Institute.

Erosion gullies in peat can be as deep as a person is tall
Thursday, December 05, 2019

World Soil Day: why we need to protect our peatlands from erosion

On World Soil Day, Hutton scientists Rebekka Artz and Allan Lilly discuss research focussed on measuring how much carbon is lost from eroded peatland before restoration efforts and then how effective restoration management is.

Our soils are under threat from intensive agriculture and climate change
Thursday, December 05, 2019

World Soil Day: the disappearing ground beneath our feet

Our soils are under threat from ever more intensive agriculture and climate changes. This article, written by Hutton scientists to mark World Soil Day, discusses the importance of soil and why we need to conserve it along with the carbon, nutrients and biodiversity it holds for future generations.

Snow cover in the Cairngorms - Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay
Monday, December 02, 2019

Estimating the impact of climate change on snow cover in the Cairngorms

Research by the James Hutton Institute and Scotland’s Rural College suggests that in the next ten years snow cover patterns in the Cairngorms may remain the same as the previous ten years, but from 2030 onwards there is likely to be a substantial decline in the number of days of snow cover.

Dr Dorota Jarret, new ISHS Rubus and Ribes Species and Management group chair
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Hutton scientist appointed first-ever female chair of influential soft fruit group

Hutton soft fruit breeder Dr Dorota Jarret has been appointed chair of the International Society for Horticultural Science’s Rubus and Ribes Species and Management working group - the first female scientist, and the youngest, to ever take up the position.

Outgoing IBH chair Colin West, Colin Campbell & interim IBH chair James Brosnan
Monday, November 25, 2019

New appointments strengthen International Barley Hub initiative

The International Barley Hub, a unique platform aiming to translate barley research into commercial benefits with support from the Tay Cities Region Deal, has been reinforced through new appointments within its leadership team. Professor James Brosnan has been named Interim Chair, and farmer George Lawrie is stepping into the vice-chair role.

Professors Philip White and John Raven (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Hutton science excellence underlined by Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list

Professors Philip J. White and John Raven, both based at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee, have been included in the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list compiled by the Web of Science Group.

Lynbreck Croft managers Lynn Cassells and Sandra Baer (photo Lynbreck Croft)
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The search is on for the UK's best NEWBIE entrant farmers

The James Hutton Institute, as part of the EU-funded NEWBIE project, is again calling for applications for the 2019 NEWBIE Award, which highlights the work of pioneering new entrant farmers across the UK.

Crofter Mike Hyatt and his intercropping trial in Lismore
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Intercropping in practice: new mini-film launched

A new mini-film sponsored by SEFARI and launched by the James Hutton Institute demonstrates the practical steps of sowing, managing and harvesting cereal-based intercrops for newcomers to intercropping.

Discussions focused on how to improve soybean cropping in China with less inputs
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Fact-finding mission to China promotes joint research on sustainable agriculture

Scientists of the James Hutton Institute recently visited China on a fact-finding mission to see how the Institute might collaborate with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences to improve soybean cropping in China.

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