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Potatoes (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, March 07, 2019

Research underway to discover causes of senescent sweetening in potato storage

Hutton scientists are working to understand the mechanisms behind senescent sweetening, a problem responsible for considerable losses of potato crops during storage, particularly in the processing market.

Submit your entries for the Nature of Scotland awards (courtesy RSPB)
Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Entries now open for Nature of Scotland Awards

The search for Scotland’s leading lights of conservation has begun with entries now open for the prestigious Nature of Scotland Awards.

Land reform experts in attendance (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, March 05, 2019

International academics gather to discuss Scottish land reform in a global context

From the 5th to the 6th of March 2019, the James Hutton Institute will host a group of international academics and practitioners for a knowledge exchange workshop, to develop an understanding from international experiences and examples of land reform processes.

Professor Lorna Dawson announced as RSE Fellow
Friday, March 01, 2019

Professor Lorna Dawson announced as RSE Fellow

Professor Lorna Dawson, head of Forensic Soil Science at the James Hutton Institute and advisor to the SEFARI Strategic Research Programme, has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

The report was launched by Migration Minister Ben Macpherson (centre)
Friday, March 01, 2019

Post-Brexit immigration proposals may have considerable impact on Scotland, expert panel finds

A report published by the Expert Advisory Group on Migration and Population has shown that post-Brexit migration policy proposals put forward by the UK Government are likely to increase the demographic challenges faced by Scotland’s sparsely populated rural areas.

British oak trees support a rich biodiversity (c) James Huttton Institute
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Protecting Britain’s iconic oak trees and their biodiversity

A research collaboration featuring James Hutton Institute scientists is examining ways of alleviating the risks to UK native oak populations, as well as assessing the biodiversity supported by oak trees.

Natural capital is our ‘stock’ of geology, soil, air, water and living organisms
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Valuing our Life Support Systems 2019 summit: registrations open

Registrations are open for the Valuing our Life Support Systems 2019 summit, a platform for science, policy and business communities to discuss innovative natural capital solutions, which will be held on 21-22 May 2019 in London. The event is organised by the Natural Capital Initiative, a James Hutton Institute-supported partnership.

Dr Mike Rivington speaks at Farming Scotland conference (photo Farming Scotland)
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Scotland’s agriculture needs to improve its resilience, Hutton climate change researcher says

Scotland’s agricultural landscape will need to adapt to new levels of variation in climate, policy and local and global markets if it is to successfully tackle the growing trend of climate change; that was one of the key messages of Hutton researcher Dr Mike Rivington at this year’s Farming Scotland conference.

Jonnie Hall (NFUS) speaks at SSCR Soft Fruit Winter Meeting 2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Soft fruit growers told about Brexit impact and opportunities

While Brexit can be viewed as a very real threat to the future of Scottish agriculture, it must also now be viewed as an opportunity, albeit not an easy one to grasp; that was one of the main messages of the Soft Fruit Winter Meeting of the Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR), held at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee.

Three innovative farms have been shortlisted for the NEWBIE award
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Three path-breaking farms shortlisted for NEWBIE Award for Innovative New Entrants

The Horned Beef Company, Lynbreck Croft and the Scottish Goat Meat Company have been selected as finalists of NEWBIE's award for New Entrant Farm Business of the Year.

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