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Picture of tractor farming a field (c) James Hutton Institute
Monday, November 12, 2018

Hutton research contributes to parliamentary report on agriculture trends

Researchers from the James Hutton Institute have contributed to a briefing produced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) which outlines key drivers of global agricultural trends and the challenge of safeguarding both food production and environment value in a changing world.

Blight infection image (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Researchers shine a light into the mechanisms of potato late blight infection

Scientists at the James Hutton Institute and partner organisations have shed further light into the ways in which the potato blight pathogen interacts with plant cells to promote disease.

Soil erosion (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Soil erosion and compaction in Scotland: adapting to a changing climate

A new report by James Hutton Institute scientists has found that climate change, along with variations in machinery and farming practices, is likely to increase the susceptibility of Scottish soils to erosion or damage by compaction.

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

New PhD studentship opportunities announced

PhD studentship opportunities at the James Hutton Institute are being advertised now.

Creation of soil X-ray signatures contribute to vision of “digital mineralogy”
Friday, November 02, 2018

Creation of soil X-ray signatures contribute to vision of “digital mineralogy”

A new research study aims to demonstrate how the combination of digital X-ray signatures with data-driven approaches can replace the time-consuming elements of expert led mineral identification and allow for new insights into the role of soil minerals in the environment.

Applicants will have to demonstrate how they have been able to overcome barriers
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Five NFU presidents to judge NEWBIE award for innovative new entrants

National Farmers Union presidents from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales have agreed to judge a new award for 'New Entrant Farm Business of the Year'.

Screenshot of Buntata Web (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Buntata Web: easy identification of potato pests and diseases on any device

The James Hutton Institute's Information and Computational Sciences group have announced a web version of Buntata, the free mobile application launched last year to help potato growers identify plant pests and diseases in the field.

Potatoes (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, October 25, 2018

New genetic tool may help breeders develop disease-resilient potatoes

dRenSeq, an improved technique for capturing DNA in crops, may give plant breeders huge advantages when it comes to develop varieties that are more resilient to pests and diseases.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Fungi, the world’s most essential organisms

For many people fungi are simply the edible mushrooms that appear on your dinner plate or the toadstool you pass by in your local park, however fungi are some of the planets most vital organisms. So why is so little known about them?

World Food Day: our actions are our future
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

World Food Day: our actions are our future

Our actions are our future. That is the theme of this year’s World Food Day, which highlights the global goal of zero hunger by 2030. At the James Hutton Institute, we are working to increase food security both globally and at home in the UK.

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