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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.

Image of the Nature of Scotland Awards logo
Monday, August 15, 2011

Nominate your Nature of Scotland winner

If you know someone achieving great things in nature conservation there is still time to nominate them for the inaugural Nature of Scotland Awards.

Photograph of field plots and exhibits at Potatoes in Practice 2010
Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Potato growers to get insight into how genome will help them

The future of potato breeding and how the mapping of the potato genome will help growers is set to be the focus of discussion at Potatoes in Practice this Thursday.

Photograph showing tree growth rings
Friday, August 05, 2011

Study shows sheep change tree growth rings

Past climatic conditions could be more accurately estimated thanks to work by an Institute researcher.

Photograph of potato plants in flower
Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Mapping potato genome helps Peruvian farmers

An international project based in Peru hopes that decoding the potato's genetic code will allow future breeders to create pest-resistant spuds

Photography of image showing little scientists examining soil
Friday, July 29, 2011

Beechgrove Garden investigates the science of soil

The science of soils will be investigated by the Beechgrove Garden on Monday 1 August 2011.

Photograph showing a cross-section of soil
Thursday, July 21, 2011

The James Hutton Institute supports professional competency initiative for soil scientists

A professional competency scheme for practising soil scientists has been launched today (Thursday 21 July) which aims to improve the quality of professional soils advice.

Image of the LOCAW logo
Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Low Carbon Pathway for the Energy Industry

Understanding the drivers and barriers to a low carbon future is the focus of a seminar taking place in Aberdeen next week.

Photograph of the tuber types used to decode the potato genome
Friday, July 08, 2011

Potato genome set to revolutionise breeding and ensure food security

An international team of scientists – led in the UK by researchers at The James Hutton Institute in Scotland – have succeeded in mapping the genome of the potato, the first major UK crop plant to be fully sequenced.

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