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Arabidopsis plant (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Scientists unravel effects of alternative splicing on plant responses to cold temperatures

Researchers from the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute have found that a genetic process known as alternative splicing has a massive effect on the response of plants to stress from cold temperatures.

Meet the Sheep at Open Farm Sunday, Glensaugh (c) James Hutton Institute
Monday, June 11, 2018

Hundreds visit Glensaugh farm on Open Farm Sunday

The James Hutton Institute again took part in Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) Open Farm Sunday, the annual celebration of the story behind our food, with 231 visitors stopping by our Glensaugh farm near Laurencekirk.

Dr Peter Orrell (r) receives CC award (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, June 01, 2018

Peter Orrell wins Converge Challenge 2018 award

Hutton scientist Dr Peter Orrell has won the ‘Ready Steady Pitch’ award of the Converge Challenge 2018 with his MycoNourish product, which uses fungi to act as a secondary root system and improve plant health.

Delegates of the Scottish social innovation workshop in Aberdeen (c) Hutton
Friday, June 01, 2018

Scottish social innovation in focus

Researchers and practitioners working on rural innovation initiatives in Scotland came together at our Aberdeen site to discuss their experiences and exchange ideas.

ALTER: can increasing the carbon in soil combat climate change?
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

ALTER: can increasing the carbon in soil combat climate change?

Scientists from the James Hutton Institute are supporting the Asian Agricultural Long-Term Experiment (ALTER) with the aim of providing scientific basis and management options for soil sequestration and agricultural sustainability in Asia and beyond.

Volunteers at Glensaugh (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, May 25, 2018

Mearns Academy pupils help stop the plastic tide at Glensaugh

A group of Mearns Academy pupils visited Glensaugh to help stop the ‘plastic tide’ by collecting tree guards and nets used to protect young trees against grazing animals, including sheep and deer.

Screenshot of Hutton Highlights, May 2018 issue (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Now available: May 2018 issue of Hutton Highlights

The May 2018 issue of Hutton Highlights, the James Hutton Institute's quarterly review, is now available.

Scientists and experts at Plant Health Centre launch (image courtesy PHC)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Scientists and experts team up for new Plant Health Centre

Experts and stakeholders from the diverse worlds of forestry, horticulture, the environment and agriculture gathered at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to hear about the aims and vision of a new virtual Plant Health Centre for Scotland.

Farming in Tayside (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Land access a critical barrier for new farmers in Scotland

Land access issues, including limited availability of tenancies, are a critical barrier for new entrants to agriculture in Scotland, according to a new report commissioned by the Scottish Land Commission and authored by James Hutton Institute scientists.

Honeyberries KTP associate Ruari Macleod (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, May 11, 2018

New KTP appointment to develop possibilities of honeyberries

A new Knowledge Transfer Partnership involving the James Hutton Institute, its commercial subsidiary James Hutton Limited and the newly launched Scottish Honeyberry Cooperative aims to create a new ‘superfruit’ industry in Scotland and turn the country into a world leader in the cultivation and processing of honeyberries.

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