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Blackleg-affected potato plants (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Research underway to unravel causes of blackleg

Crop scientists are looking into how seed potato becomes infected with the pathogen that causes blackleg, one of the most serious worries for potato growers across Europe.

Best Soil in Show Quaich, awarded in 2013 to Millbrex Farm, Fyvie
Thursday, March 20, 2014

Young farmers compete for Best Soil at the Royal Highland Show

The James Hutton Institute is joining forces with the Scottish Association of Young Farmers to find the Best Soil in Show at the Royal Highland Show and raise awareness about the importance of soils.

Glensaugh landscape (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wanted: bright ideas to protect our landscapes

The UK E-CLIC landscape competition is looking for ideas and projects from secondary school pupils, university students and the general public on how to use communications and technology to help protect our landscapes.

Farming at Invergowrie © James Hutton Institute
Thursday, March 13, 2014

PRO AKIS: mapping information sources for European farmers

An FP7 funded project is giving policy makers across Europe a helping hand to identify ways to reach farmers with new information and rethink advisory services.

Potatoes (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Could potatoes, tomatoes and saffron help fight disease?

The EU-funded DISCO project aims to further investigate the potential of naturally occurring chemicals in plants to combat human disease and alleviate pain.

Professor Anne Glover
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Inspirational and influential scientist to mark International Women’s Day

Professor Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Adviser to the European Commission and one of the most influential women in science, will take part in Dundee’s 2014 Women in Science Festival this weekend.

Steve Albon and a colleague weighing a reindeer
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

What will happen to the reindeer as the planet warms?

The work of a James Hutton Institute researcher to monitor the impact of climate change is highlighted in Smithsonian magazine.

Spotted wing drosophila
Friday, February 21, 2014

Soft fruit growers ‘must remain vigilant’ about SWD

Even if Spotted Wing Drosophila has not been detected north of the border yet, Scottish soft fruit growers must remain on the lookout for the pest during the 2014 season.

Ash woodland (c) David Genney
Friday, January 31, 2014

Potential impact of ash dieback on UK wildlife

If Chalara infection and associated ash dieback led to widespread death of ash trees in the UK it is likely that there would be a high negative impact on associated wildlife, a study led by the James Hutton Institute reports.

Natural flood defences used on the Belford Burn
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

‘Natural’ engineering offers solution against future flooding

New research has shown natural defences can prevent flooding and cost much less than conventional flood defences.

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