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Photograph of glass of whisky and barley
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The James Hutton Institute shares in £7 million cereals project

The James Hutton Institute is to take part in two new research projects announced today. The aim will be to make an important contribution to global efforts to breed improved cereal crops.

Photograph of scientist spraying during biopesticide trial on raspberry aphids
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Natural predators and biopesticides help tackle pests

Scientists at The James Hutton Institute are helping find new ways of tackling crop pests and diseases without using conventional pesticides.

Photograph showing peat harvesting
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Call to protect peatlands

James Hutton Institute scientists have contributed to an Inquiry which underlines the importance of the UK's peatlands.

Photograph of a wood ant © Gabor Pozsgai
Friday, October 28, 2011

International gathering for significant forest predator

Insect experts from across Europe gathered in Aberdeen last week for the first ever conference on wood ants - an important woodland predator.

Photograph of a New Zealand flatworm
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

DNA testing of New Zealand flatworms

An alien invader which threatens the ecological balance of Scotland’s soils is being DNA profiled by scientists at The James Hutton Institute.

Photograph of a tractor ploughing a field
Friday, October 07, 2011

Climate change and agriculture in Scotland

The Scottish Environment and Climate Change Minister, Stewart Stevenson MSP, has opened a day-long workshop in Edinburgh on the impact of climate change on agriculture.

Photograph of beans growing in pods
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Feeding beans to fish

An innovative new project at The James Hutton Institute could bring major benefits to Scotland’s fish and agriculture industries while improving the sustainability of UK farming.

Photograph of beaver teeth marks on birch tree
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Monitoring of beaver trial shows changes to woodland structure

Two new reports on the Scottish Beaver Trial in Argyll show that beavers are changing some of the woodland structure.

Photograph showing nematode damaged trees in Portugal
Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Genome of devastating pine wilt nematode sequenced

Scientists from The James Hutton Institute have helped unravel the genome of a nematode that causes huge damage to the forestry industry and forest ecosystems in East Asia.

Photograph of Stewart Stevenson (right) at Glensaugh
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Moorland management message to Minister

Stewart Stevenson, Minister for Environment and Climate Change visited The James Hutton Institute’s Glensaugh Research Station as part of a joint visit with the Moorland Forum.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.