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Photograph of Edgar Huitema and Jorunn Bos in the laboratory
Monday, August 13, 2012

New grants for ground breaking research

Two scientists at the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee's Division of Plant Sciences have been awarded highly prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants.

Photograph of the  Perseid meteor shower copyright Wikimedia Commons
Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Meteor gazing at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee

Keen astronomers will gather at the observatory in the Living Field Garden on 11 August to catch a glimpse of the Perseid meteors.

Photograph of visitors in the rain at a field plot during PiP 2011
Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Challenging summer is hot topic for potato producers

Potato producers who are struggling to cope with one of the most challenging seasons in living memory are counting the days until Potatoes in Practice, the UK’s biggest potato field event.

Photograph of swan and cygnets by Aaron Hawthorne, July Water Works winner
Wednesday, August 01, 2012

July winner announced in Water Works competition

A photograph of a swan with cygnets taken by 15-year-old Aaron Hawthorne of Motherwell is this month's winner of our schools photographic competition.

Photograph of an arabidopsis plant
Monday, July 23, 2012

Sequencing technology helps reveal what plant genomes really encode

A team, led by scientists from the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute, have become the first researchers in the world to apply a new technique to sequence the genes of the plant Arabidopsis.

Photograph of Glen Fyne raspberries
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

First class fruit on show

Cutting-edge raspberry and blackcurrant varieties that are still in scientific trials will be showcased for the first time at the annual industry field event Fruit for the Future on 19 July at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee.

Photograph of barley growing in a field
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Soil management project to support sustainability

Increased cereal yields for UK farmers and lower greenhouse gas emissions are the key objectives of a ground breaking new research project commissioned by the HGCA and led by the James Hutton Institute.

Photograph of reflections by Julian Scott
Monday, July 02, 2012

Water Works competition June winner announced

This month's winner of our schools photographic competition Water Works is Julian Scott with his photo "reflections".

Aerial photograph of Balruddery Farm
Monday, July 02, 2012

James Hutton Institute invests in farming futures

The James Hutton Institute has announced a major boost to its experimental farming centre at Balruddery Farm in Angus.

Photograph of a wood ant
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Weekend wood ant walks

The UK Wood Ants Steering Group is inviting the public to attend a Wood ant walk on Saturday 30 June or Sunday 1 July.

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