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Potatoes will be at the centre of discussions at PiP2019 (c) James Hutton Inst
Monday, August 05, 2019

Future of chemistry focus at Potatoes in Practice

As the potato industry faces up to the loss of major chemicals, this year’s Potatoes in Practice will focus on what growers will be using in the future. PiP is the UK's largest field-based potato event, happening on 8th August at our Balruddery Farm near Dundee.

The Orskov Foundation
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Orskov Foundation to support African students in fight against changes in food security and climate change

The Orskov Foundation, created to support students from developing countries to further their education in subjects related to agriculture, land use or the environment, has announced its grant awards for 2019. They include support for four students from Tanzania and Uganda.

Girma Fana working with Ethiopian barley cultivars (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, July 26, 2019

Focus on Ethiopian barley for improved livelihoods

Research at the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee is examining the genetic diversity of Ethiopian barley varieties, with the aim of improving sustainable crop production and livelihoods in the East African nation.

A new era for local Biodiversity Partnership
Friday, July 26, 2019

A new era for local Biodiversity Partnership

The North East Scotland Biodiversity Partnership (NESBiP) is delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Stuart as their new coordinator as well as a successor to its long-term chair Steve Albon.

Nematodes on a plant root (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, July 25, 2019

International research effort maps global distribution of soil nematodes

Scientists at the James Hutton Institute have contributed to a study which maps the global distribution of soil nematodes, tiny creatures which make up an estimated four-fifths of all terrestrial animals and play a critical role in soil nutrient cycling, plant growth and the climate.

Dr Ingo Hein, based within the Institute's Dundee site
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Wild potato genes may be key to stronger spuds

Plant scientists at the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee have revealed that wild potato genes might hold the key to disease resistance in potato crops.

Peas (Pisum sativum) can be used to distil gin
Monday, July 22, 2019

Pea gin: how your choice of afternoon tipple could help save the rainforest

An international research team including the James Hutton Institute has collaborated with Arbikie Distillery to explore the use of peas instead of grains to produce environmentally-friendly spirits.

River Dee
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Funding boost for biodiversity restoration in the River Dee

Two projects aimed at restoring biodiversity in the River Dee catchment will receive more than £350,000 from a new national fund from Scottish Natural Heritage. The Aberdeenshire projects were selected alongside 12 others across Scotland to share £1.8 million in funding to help the county meet its international biodiversity commitments

Alfalfa seedlings inoculated with E. coli O157:H7 (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, July 12, 2019

International congress of plant scientists focuses on solutions to crop pests and diseases

Issues related to crop pests and diseases, and their impact on world food security, will be at the centre of discussion during the International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (IS-MPMI) World Congress, set to be the largest ever gathering of plant scientists in Glasgow.

Professor Dieter Helm
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Professor Dieter Helm announced as speaker of 42nd TB Macaulay Lecture: Green and Prosperous Land

Leading economist Dieter Helm, Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford, has been announced as the speaker of the 42nd TB Macaulay Lecture, to be held on 2nd October 2019.

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