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Screenshot of online training session
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Flapjack takes global spotlight at Wheat Initiative online training sessions

The advantages of Flapjack, the James Hutton Institute’s multi-platform application providing interactive visualizations of high-throughput genotype data, were demonstrated at a recent workshop organised with the purpose of helping wheat breeders across the globe to modernise their molecular breeding skills.

The Tomnah'a Market Garden team sell fruit, veg & flowers directly to customers
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Tomnah’a Market Garden wins second NEWBIE Award for Innovative New Entrants

Tomnah’a Market Garden, a community-focused enterprise located at Comrie Croft in Perthshire, has been declared the winner of the NEWBIE UK award for New Entrant Farm Business of the Year for 2020.

Screenshot of Hutton Highlights, February 2021 issue
Monday, February 15, 2021

Now available: February 2021 issue of Hutton Highlights

The February 2021 issue of Hutton Highlights, the James Hutton Institute's quarterly review, is now available.

Dairy calves cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Jonathan Billinger - geograph.org.uk/p/3580874
Friday, February 12, 2021

Call for calf rearers to join research workshop

Researchers at the James Hutton Institute are looking for dairy calf rearers to join a workshop as part of an EU-funded research project. The workshop is one of three events aiming to identify challenges calf rearers face and solutions within the dairy industry to help improve animal health, and make calf rearers’ lives easier.

The James Hutton Institute's logo
Friday, February 12, 2021

New appointments to boost flagship innovation initiatives

The James Hutton Institute has announced the appointment of directors for three flagship research and innovation initiatives: the International Barley Hub (IBH) and the Advanced Plant Growth Centre (APGC), both based in Dundee, and the International Land Use Study Centre (ILUSC) in Aberdeen.

Hutton Women in Science booklet (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Celebrating our Women in Science

To mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the James Hutton Institute is highlighting its ‘Women in Science’ booklet, which spotlights the roles of 21 of its 204 female scientists, hoping to encourage more girls to take up careers in science.

Beans (Vijaya Narasimha/Pixabay)
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

World Pulses Day: Home-growing plant protein is good sense

To mark World Pulses Day, and during a pandemic, James Hutton Institute ecologists Pete Iannetta and Alison Karley reflect on the ambition to attain ‘secure food systems’ and conclude that home-grown plant protein is key.

Professor Deb Roberts
Friday, February 05, 2021

Hutton expertise contributes to parliamentary discussion on Scotland’s plans to address climate change

Scotland's Climate Change Plan update was published on 16 December 2020 and is currently undergoing scrutiny from parliamentary committees. The update includes new targets for Scotland’s agriculture and forestry sectors and suggestions on how best Scotland can support a green recovery from COVID-19.

Abundance of vegetables (image: Pixabay)
Thursday, February 04, 2021

‘Perfect storm’ of COVID-19, climate change, biodiversity loss and Brexit affecting UK food security

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting both UK and global food and nutrition security and adding to a ‘perfect storm’ of threats to society from climate change, biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation at a time of considerable change further compounded by Brexit, according to a major research effort into the state of UK food security.

Prof Lorna Dawson wins Corporate INTL Soil Forensic Expert Witness of the Year
Monday, February 01, 2021

Professor Lorna Dawson wins Corporate INTL Soil Forensic Expert Witness of the Year award

Professor Lorna Dawson, Head of Soil Forensics at the James Hutton Institute, has been recognised as Soil Forensic Expert Witness of the Year in the Corporate INTL 2021 Global Awards.

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