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Barley (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, February 09, 2018

Scotland’s cereal connections boosted with Fellowship awards

Dundee’s position as an international hub for research into cereals – particularly barley – has been given a boost with the award of a grant which will create new connections with Australia.

Launch of virtual Centre of Expertise in Plant Health (courtesy SASA)
Friday, February 02, 2018

New Centre of Expertise in Plant Health seeks to strengthen Scotland’s resilience

A newly-launched virtual centre of expertise in plant health seeks to improve Scotland's resilience in the face of threats to the UK arable crops, trees, horticulture and wild plants.

Research collaboration between China and the UK (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Precision agriculture research collaboration aims to help Chinese smallholder farmers

A research project led by the James Hutton Institute and China Agriculture University aims to support smallholder farmers through precision agriculture techniques.

Mountain hare (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, January 26, 2018

New research determines the best methods to count mountain hares in upland areas

A study co-authored by James Hutton Institute scientists compared a range of methods to count individuals, and determined the most effective, reliable and cost-effective methods for estimating hare populations in upland areas.

Scientists of IBH are working towards better barley (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Novel genetic technique for improving barley

Scientists from Dundee’s International Barley Hub have developed an innovative genotyping array that allows the detailed genetic characterisation of any individual barley variety.

Post-blast aggregates showing large cracks
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Soil research collaboration findings relevant to landmine clearing and fracking

A research collaboration between the University of Dundee, the James Hutton Institute, Curtin University and ChemCentre (Australia) has found that blowing up landmines and other explosives may be more environmentally friendly than physically removing them from contaminated land.

Dr Mark Brewer (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, January 19, 2018

New Director for Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland

Dr Mark Brewer has been appointed new Director of BioSS, based within the James Hutton Institute and working in collaboration with other SEFARI institutes.

Euan Caldwell receives RASE Tech Medal (image Eleanor Joy Photography)
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hutton expertise recognised with Royal Agricultural Society of England’s Technology Award

Euan Caldwell, Head of Farm, Field and Glasshouses at the James Hutton Institute, has been recognised with the prestigious Royal Agricultural Society of England’s Technology Award at the Society’s 2017 award presentation for his and his team’s development of 'magic margins', a practical solution to soil erosion.

Dr Lee-Ann Sutherland speaking at Scottish Parliament (c) James Hutton Inst
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Barriers to women in agriculture challenged during presentation at Scottish Parliament

Evidence of significant barriers to women’s careers in Scottish agriculture has been presented at the Scottish Parliament by social researchers from Newcastle University and the James Hutton Institute.

Xisen representatives at Potatoes in Practice 2017 (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Chinese-Scottish potato collaboration shortlisted for business award

A potato research partnership between Xisen Group and the James Hutton Institute’s commercial subsidiary, James Hutton Limited, has been shortlisted for a China-Scotland Business Award.

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