Skip to navigation Skip to content

News archive

Read the news archive from the James Hutton Institute. News here are more than three months old.

Intercropping is an important strand of research at the James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Online conference to highlight benefits of intercropping for sustainability

The potential of innovative mixed-species crop systems to increase the sustainability of food production will be under the spotlight at an online conference focussing on the latest findings on intercropping research from lab to field.

The Mylnefield Lipid Analysis team is celebrating their 25th anniversary
Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Mylnefield Lipid Analysis celebrates 25th anniversary

Mylnefield Lipid Analysis, the James Hutton Institute’s specialist lipid analysis laboratory, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020, a major milestone for the Invergowrie-based team.

An example of an engineered buffer strip (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, December 22, 2020

3D buffer strips: towards practical actions under a new Agriculture Bill

A new study led by scientists from the James Hutton Institute is promoting that improved features incorporated in field edge ‘buffers’ hold the key to specific issues and may help achieve field and watercourse margins that contribute more effectively to sustainable and resilient agro-ecological production.

Beef Monitoring tool identified as a potential digital game changer
Friday, December 18, 2020

Beef monitoring tool identified as a potential digital game changer

A beef monitoring unit which calculates animal weight automatically, thereby reducing stress for both the livestock and handler, has been identified as a potential digital game changer by the European project: DESIRA.

The Advanced Plant Growth Centre will explore indoor farming technologies
Thursday, December 17, 2020

James Hutton Institute welcomes Tay Cities Deal signing and highlights urgency of innovation projects

The James Hutton Institute has today welcomed the signing of the Tay Cities Deal, hailing it as a huge vote of confidence in Tayside, while also highlighting the urgency of innovation projects funded by the Deal including the International Barley Hub and the Advanced Plant Growth Centre.

White mountain hare (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

New research shows increased camouflage mismatch in mountain hares due to climate change

Mountain hares in Scotland show increasing camouflage mismatch due to less snowy winters, according to a new study carried out by an international research team including the James Hutton Institute.

Mayan Gold tatties for Tayside food banks
Monday, December 14, 2020

Mayan Gold tatties for Tayside food banks

Mayan Gold and Vales Sovereign potatoes developed in Tayside by the James Hutton Institute and grown on Hutton research farms as part of a long-term trial of sustainable cultivation methods are being donated to food banks across Tayside in time for Christmas.

ab small
Thursday, December 10, 2020

Scotland’s natural habitats at risk due to intolerable nitrogen levels

Many of Scotland’s iconic landscapes and natural habitats have intolerable nitrogen levels according to a report released by Plantlife Scotland today. Endorsed by the James Hutton Institute and produced using some of its data, the report reveals the countries plant, lichen and fungi diversity is at serious risk of continued decline.

Dr Jorunn Bos (courtesy University of Dundee)
Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Dr Jorunn Bos awarded EU Consolidator Grant for crop protection research

Dr Jorunn Bos, a principal investigator in the Division of Plant Sciences of the University of Dundee at the James Hutton Institute, has been awarded a prestigious European Research Council Consolidator grant worth almost €2 million to explore novel ways to provide plant protection against insects.

Sheep at Glensaugh farm (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, December 08, 2020

HydroGlen: transforming Glensaugh farm into a renewable powerhouse

The James Hutton Institute has been awarded funding from the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) to undertake a feasibility study for a green-hydrogen-powered farming community around its Glensaugh farm.

Subscribe to our RSS feed Subscribe to our RSS feed

Printed from /news/archive?page=8 on 22/10/21 08:27:01 PM

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.